IT support and training
We are not IT experts, but for some groups, we offer basic computer skills training. See our Support for Resource Centre member groups page to find out if we can help your group.
Click on the Links tab at the top of this page for details of other useful organisations who can help your group make good use of technology.
We have four computers in our Print room, which groups are welcome to use. We do not offer training but our front desk staff will do their best to help with tips on using our software to get the results you want, and we are always available to help groups use the equipment in the Print Room. Click on the Printing tab for details of our computer network and the software available.
For groups who have downloaded our free accounts systems, we offer ongoing technical support.
Two easy to use Excel accounts systems which you can download for free.
If you are the Secretary for your group, the Resource Centre can help you to understand your role and to develop skills and techniques to support your group effectively.
At the Resource Centre we can help groups to produce publicity and stationery, and provide administrative support.
Video can be a really easy and effective way to get your message out. Here are a few tips to help you make a video that looks good and gets people’s attention.
Our computers are available for use by any community or voluntary group based in Sussex. They are not available for individuals or businesses to use. It’s a good idea to book in advance. Just call in, e-mail, or give us a ring. NB All prices include VAT
Network of PCs, with internet access
We have four PCs available, plus a laptop. Arabic keyboard available with two of the computers set up for typing in Arabic (please let us know if you require this). Contact us to book time on the computers.
Scan in graphics or text. Free
- PageMaker 7.0
- Photoshop CS
- QuarkXPress 7 (only available on one computer – please specify when booking)
- InDesign CS6 (only available on one computer – please specify when booking)
- Publisher 2007
- Word 2007
- Powerpoint 2007
- Excel 2007
- Access 2003
- Open Office
- Premiere Elements 3.0
- Access to www.trustfunding.org.uk
- TicketWiz: software and equipment to produce books of perforated, numbered raffle tickets or entrance tickets, personalised to your event.
These books are available at the Resource Centre, to borrow or to use in the Centre.
- CharityComms Guide to Social Media for Charities (parts 1 & 2)
- Community Connected: A Social Networking Toolkit
- Easy, Free & Quick ICT Accessibility
- Guide to Managing ICT in the Voluntary and Community Sector
- How to commission & design accessible websites
- Social Media for Social Good: A How-to guide for non-profits
Equipment available from the Resource Centre
- Data projector (Epson)
- Data projector (Nebula Solar, 400 lumens) - small, runs on batteries
- Laptop (PC)
- Projection screens
Equipment available from other suppliers
The services listed below are not provided by the Resource Centre. These are websites and services we feel are particularly useful for small groups in Brighton & Hove, and which are not easy to find by searching the internet.
Most useful services for local groups
Laptops and data projectors to hire: People can hire an individual laptop or suite of Internet-ready PC laptops with projector for training. They are particularly keen to help small groups with no paid staff.
Will build a website for your organisation and provide a manual on how you can maintain and update it. Contact them for details of prices.
SCIP also run bespoke training in IT and social media. Check their website for more details.
Website with up to date details of places to access the internet or learn IT skills in Brighton & Hove.
Doorstep collection of small electrical goods for households and businesses in Brighton & Hove. They also have a shop where you can drop off items. See their website for a list of the items they accept and a form for businesses to request a collection (households should request a collection using the ZeroNet app)