Free GDPR discussion group for community groups and organisations

Community Works are holding a series of discussion groups about data protection for community groups. Places for Brighton & Hove groups are now available at the two sessions in Worthing, coming up this month.

Details:
Thursday 12 July or Friday 20 July
Worthing Town Hall, 6-8pm

To book a place:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/getting-to-grips-with-gdpr-worthing-tickets-46519973493

About the workshops:

Many organisations still have questions about GDPR, whether they are at the beginning of the GDPR process or a bit further along. If this applies to you, book your place now on our free Getting to Grips with GDPR discussion group. Each session is limited to 8 people and offers a safe and informal space for organisations to share common issues, questions and challenges around GDPR. They will be facilitated by Dr Mary Darking, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Innovation.

Feedback from the first session:

“I have a better understanding for the two charities I work with, and for me personally”
“I really like this style of learning”
“I don’t feel so stressed and anxious about GDPR”

The sessions are most appropriate for individuals who will be taking a lead on GDPR within their organisation, whether as a trustee, staff member or volunteer. They will provide the opportunity to reflect and will offer guidance and advice either on what action to take or where to look for more support. Each session will be led by the questions of the people who attend. Confidentiality will be respected at all times.

The above dates are prioritised for member organisations in Adur and Worthing, but owing to demand we are now also making them available to members in Brighton and Hove.

Please note that bookings are limited to one per organisation across the entire workshop series (5 sessions).

New funding source for young people’s projects

The #iwill Fund is a new government initiative which aims to increase overall participation of young people in meaningful social action from 40% to 60% by 2020, with a particular focus on deprived areas.

In Sussex, it is being administered by Sussex Community Foundation and the next deadline is the same as for all Sussex Community Foundation grants: 14th September 2018.

This fund has a separate application form and you can apply for up to £5,000 from the #iwill Fund even if you also have a general grant from Sussex Community Foundation.

East Brighton Trust Community Grants Drop In 24th April 2018

Do you live in East Brighton?

Want to make a difference in your community?
Got an idea but not sure where to start?
Already running a community group and need a helping hand?

Join East Brighton Trust, Sussex Community Foundation & The Resource Centre for free advice and support.

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.