East Brighton Trust Community Grants Drop In 24th April 2018

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A chance to meet one to one with the Council’s dedicated funding search officer

Brighton & Hove Community Works are offering organisations a free funding search in partnership with the Communities, Equality & Third Sector Team at Brighton and Hove City Council. This service is your chance to meet one to one with the Council’s dedicated funding search officer, who will help you in your search for sources of funding using the national database Grantfinder.

You will talk through and select your organisation or project requirements, which will generate a list of potential funding sources. The results are prepared in a report that is emailed directly to your organisation. To achieve the most beneficial results from the search, a clear idea of your funding requirements should be identified before attending.

When

Appointments take approximately one hour and are available on the following dates between 10am and 2pm:

  • Tuesday 27 March
  • Friday 27 April
  • Thursday 17 May
  • Friday 29 June
  • Tuesday 17 July

Where

The service will be hosted in the Community Works offices in Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton.

Bookings

To book a place or for further advice contact Donna Edmead on communitiesteam@brighton-hove.gov.uk or 01273 291112.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training

How can you make sure that your organisation and activities are open and inclusive for all members of the community?  This course, run by Community Works  and led by  Jess Taylor from The Equality Academy provides an overview of equality, diversity and inclusion, flags up key legislation, and looks at what this means for planning and delivering your activities.

Date: Tuesday 15 May 2018

Time: (9.30am arrivals) 10:00am – 4.00pm

Venue: Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing BN11 1HA

Course fees are £50 for organisations which are members of Community Works and have an annual income under £250,000. Some bursary places are available to groups with an income of less than £35,000 per annum.

To book a place please contact jess@bhcommunityworks.org.uk

Understanding Community Interpreting Level 1

The WEA have spaces available on their course: Award in Understanding Community Interpreting Level 1

This qualification offers the opportunity for students who are speakers of other languages to learn about the role of the community interpreter. You will learn about the language skills required when working in the community – giving an awareness of how language changes depending on the situation. There is also an opportunity to look at how public and voluntary service sectors work in the community.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to talk to a member of WEA staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 07500 972664
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course
  • You should be a confident speaker of English and be fluent in at least one other language

Course details:

Starts: Friday 13th April at 9:30am
Finishes: Friday 6th July
Time: 9:30am-1:30pm
Location: Honeycroft, Sackville Road, Hove, BN3 3WF
Cost: £135

You may be entitled to a free course if you receive certain benefits

Pitch to Brighton Soup in June 18

If you (or someone you know) could benefit from a little bit of funding and support then please apply online at brightonsoup.org.uk/projects. They are currently open for submissions for their  next event to be held in June.

Last Friday, Isha, Boudicca and Tom from Audio Active won the public vote and £448 of ticket money and donations for their “Women in Music Tech” project. A surprise secret donation on the night gave all 4 projects a separate £250 donation. So B&H Speak Out’s Thumbs Up, Free University Brighton’s Projector and Fabrica’s Textile Flow also came away with some funding as well as other support and assistance gained on the night.

You can contact Brighton Soup directly if you want more information about how to apply for the next event:

0844 586 8182

brightonsoup.org.uk
facebook.com/brightonsoup
@brightonsoupuk

Food Safety Level 2 training

Organised by Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

Thurs 29th March, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Stanmer Room, The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, BN1 1YD
£5 – £10 for volunteers / £25 for staff

Do you volunteer or work for a community group or organisation that involves food, such as a surplus food project, lunch club, food bank or community garden?

This is a certified Food Safety Level 2 course delivered by David Taylor. http://www.davidtaylortraining.co.uk/

Places are limited to two people per organisation although if you have more please let us know and we will put them on a waiting list

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/level-2-food-safety-award-catering-for-food-projects-tickets-42667893819

Discounts on last minute room hire at Brighthelm

Need to hire a room last minute? Try the Brighthelm’s “Room in a rush” – hire a room last minute and get a 50% discount on the usual hire price.

Contact:

Email bookings@brighthelm.org.uk or call them on 01273 964220 (9AM to 4.30PM)
www.brighthelm.org.uk

Comic Relief Core Funding is back!

Comic Relief Core Strength for Local Communities – applications via Sussex Community Foundation. Next Deadline Friday 4th May 2018, 5pm

This fund supports charitable organisations with annual incomes of up to £100,000 addressing disadvantage, to cover core costs (i.e. expenditure not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation as a whole, such as basic running costs).  Grants available of up to £10,000.  This fund has its own criteria and online application form. Applicants may apply separately to both this fund and Sussex Community Foundations’ general awards Summer Round, provided that any application for the latter is to support project activity costs (i.e. not for core costs). Previous applicants may also apply though you are recommended to contacting the Grants Team to discuss your previous application before making a further submission.

2018 school summer holiday funding for educational or charitable projects

The Goodall Foundation (tGF) is offering to fully fund educational or charitable projects taking place on the Barge during the 2018 school summer holidays.

Since the Barge relaunched as a non-profit community and youth hub in the summer of 2017, over 20 organisations and community groups have run activities aboard, bringing the space to life. Whether a regular yoga class or a team away day, the Barge has demonstrated its appeal and value to the Marina and the city more broadly. The Barge is an asset owned by the Marina who hope that it will continue to grow into a hub of activity, enabling local community and youth groups and other socially-oriented organisations to broaden their offer to staff and beneficiaries alike.

“Last Summer’s activities were a great success. We saw over 600 participants take part in a variety of activities and more importantly we begun to see the endless potential the creative space presents” says Sunetta Kiarie, Programmes Manager at tGF. The Foundation are helping with the day to day management of the space and hope to see more young people, families and professionals engage with the Barge this Summer.

The residency is open to charities and community organisations in Brighton and Hove and will run from July 25th until September 3rd.

Applicants will have the option to apply for a three-week residency or the full six-weeks of the holidays. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Design a programme of activity that is built on the teams, projects and infrastructure you have as part of your organisation or;
  2. Curate a programme of events, delivered by your team and/or other external organisations with whom you have partnerships.

Both of these options will be fully funded. tGF anticipate up to £5,000 for three weeks or £10,000 for all six weeks. The deadline for both applications is Friday 16th March 2018 at 5.00pm. Find more information and the full application pack at http://medium.com/@theGoodallFdn

Pitch at Brighton Soup – deadline 20th February

The next Brighton Soup community funding event is on Friday 16th March @ All Saints Church, Hove. If you’re interested looking for some funding, community support and a chance to let people know what you’re doing, then here’s a great opportunity.

Standing up to ask a room full of people to help you with your project can be scary, but the guys at Brighton Soup will help you. They give you pitch training, support you throughout the process and ultimately the room is full of very lovely people wanting to help.

To apply just answer 3 simple questions at brightonsoup.org.uk/projects.

Don’t take too long though, the application deadline is Tuesday 20th February 2018.