Service update 6th July 2020
We are continuing to offer support and services to local community groups via email, phone and video-calls. The Resource Centre will remain closed for the moment, but we are thinking about ways to re-start some face-to-face support with member groups and re-open some or all of our equipment hire service over the coming weeks. Please fill in our very short survey to help us provide useful equipment services in the future. We will continue to work in ways that are socially responsible and keep our staff and users safe, and we will keep you updated with changes when we make them. The support we can give your group at the moment is:
Services by phone and email
We will continue to be available for telephone and email enquiries between 10am and 1pm, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Information for groups
We have new and regularly updated information sheets on:
If you’re looking for help around the coronavirus, need to signpost or refer people to the right support in the city, go to: Covid Brighton & Hove (compiled by Trust for Developing Communities and Community Works)
Printing, badges and stickers
We are offering a printing service for groups. If you need printing done, send us your artwork by email and we will print for you and leave the finished printing outside the door for you to collect. We are taking care to follow strict safety guidelines while printing (wearing masks and gloves, physical distancing measures). We will not be making an additional labour charge for this service for any groups.
If your group would like any badges or stickers, we can now make these for you too. We can make up to 200 badges and an unlimited number of stickers. You just need to decide on the size(s) you would like and email us your artwork using our badge/sticker templates. We will make these for you, following strict safety guidelines, and leave the finished products outside for the door for you to collect.
Equipment hire service
Our equipment hire service is suspended until end of August 2020. We are currently looking into ways to re-open some or all of our equipment service after this date in ways that are safe and socially responsible and we will have further updates for you soon. Please fill in our very short survey to help us provide useful equipment services in the future.
Support for member groups
We will continue to offer support services for our member groups, with some changes:
- To bring in paperwork for an examination of accounts, please contact us by email or phone to arrange a time to drop things in, or an alternative way to get the information to us.
- We will arrange telephone or video calls for one-to-one advice and will work with each group individually to find a method that best suits your needs.
We will be reviewing all of this regularly and will issue further updates on our website and via social media if it changes.
Could you make a donation?
This is undoubtedly going to have a financial impact on the Resource Centre, as our income from the print service and equipment hire service dries up. If you would like to make a donation, we would really appreciate it.
Best wishes from the Resource Centre team
Groups in Sussex can hire equipment for fetes and fairs, playschemes, after school clubs, meetings, and lots of other events.
Groups in Sussex can access our DIY community print room. We offer cheap self-service printing in black & white or colour, or a printing service at extra cost. To find out how cheap, use our online print quote calculator or go to our price list.
We offer additional support to Tenants’ & Residents’ Associations run by Brighton & Hove City Council tenants and leaseholders.
We offer additional support to Resource Centre member groups. These groups are run by and for people living in areas of social housing, black and minority ethnic people, and disabled people.