Monthly Archives: August 2013

Gannett Foundation open for applications

Registered charities that “make a lasting difference to communities” within the circulation/production area of the 300 Newsquest titles may be eligible to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000. The funding is intended to support one-off local activities or

Posted in Funding

Training course: Writing skills for funding bids

Thursday 19th September, 6:30 –8:30pm, BMECP Lagoon Room, Brighton This evening briefing is for people who have some experience of fundraising who wish to develop their writing skills and improve their success rate.  The session will explore the principles of

Posted in Funding, Training

CVSF Small Community Groups Network

The next meeting of CVSF’s Small Community Groups Network is on Thursday 5th September, 10.30am – 1pm, Community Base For more information contact Lisa Mytton: or 01273 810237.

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Taking Account 3 Survey – an economic and social audit of the community and voluntary sector

The Community and Voluntary Sector Forum (CVSF) is currently running an online survey, aiming to collect information about the size, importance and value of the community and voluntary sector (CVS) in Brighton and Hove. Similar surveys were completed in 2003

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4 new folding tables for hire

Due to popular demand, we have added four new folding tables to our collection. These are slightly shorter, to make them easier to transport in cars. To book, call us on 01273 606160, or for a full description, you can

Posted in Resource Centre News, Useful resources

Healthy Heart Grants deadline 31st August 2013

Medical charity Heart Research UK (HRUK) provides the Healthy Heart Grants scheme to enable community organisations to carry out new, original and innovative projects that actively promote heart health and help to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease

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BBC Performing Arts funding for Community Theatre Groups

For the last three years the BBC Performing Arts Fund has been focusing on a different art form (dance, music, theatre). This year is the year of theatre. The Fund is seeking local community theatre groups who are ambitious, willing to

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Engaging with Gypsies & Travellers Training: 23rd September

This is a half day course for workers and volunteers in voluntary sector organisations wanting to engage or work more effectively with Gypsies and Travellers. Takeaway resources and handouts provided. Learning outcomes: An overview on Gypsy & Traveller issues and

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CVSF Briefing Sessions – Charity Finance for Trustee Boards

Are you a trustee? Do you fully understand the financial information that you are given? Do you know your responsibilities with regard to finance? Community and Voluntary Sector Forum, in conjunction with the Corporate Partnerships Project at Skills Exchange, is

Posted in Funding, Money, Training

Money in Mind project still going strong

The latest update on the Money in Mind project shows that 285 small groups have been helped to manage their finances better since the project started in October 2009. Money in Mind offers free one-to-one support to any small community group

Posted in Money, Resource Centre News