Thanks to a donation from the SCOPE Local People Programme, we now have two lightweight, folding, portable ramps available to hire.
These are great for events where there is a single step at the entrance or somewhere within the venue. Having a ramp instead of a step can be helpful for people with buggies, people who use walking frames and people with sight impairments, as well as wheelchair users.
Both our ramps can be transported easily in the boot of a car. One is 2ft long, and the other is 4ft long.
We will be working with SCOPE now to produce some guidance on how to make your activities and events more accessible in all sorts of ways. Watch this space…
Pedal your way to tasty, healthy snacks with our new smoothie bike! Now available to hire, our “fender blender” is suitable for children aged 6 – 14. It will be great for fetes and fairs and allows children to create a delicious fruit smoothie using the power of their own pedalling.
Date and Time
Tue, 12 March 2019, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
The Bevy, 50 Hillside, Brighton, BN2 4TF
Have you got a community based project that needs funding?
This event is for community groups and organisations in Brighton & Hove who are interested in crowdfunding.
Come along with your ideas for the chance to work through your project plans and find out more about how Crowdfunding could work for you.
You’ll also hear about the Projects that Matter Campaign that we’re running with the CriSeren Foundation and how you could be one of the 5 local causes to receive £1,000 towards your first crowdfunding ask.
The workshop will be run by Crowdfunder.co.uk the #1 community crowdfunding platform, having raised over £60m for business, charity and social enterprise projects across the UK.
Topics to be covered:
- Introducing Crowdfunder
- What is crowdfunding?
- What makes a good crowdfunding project?
- Three steps to success
- Accessing advice and support
Places are limited so please book your spot early. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
Please notify the organiser if there are any adjustments you require in order to participate fully at the event, and we will do our best to meet those requirements where possible.
It’s been a while, but Brighton Soup are getting ready for our spring soup community funding event.
Last time out Silvina de Vita pitched and won £415 in donations for her Arts & Crafts Project. Based at the Bevy, the project is helping to bring people together over creative activities.
This time Brighton Soup will be taking place at St Richard’s Community Hall, Hangleton on Friday 22nd March 2019.
If you need a little funding and support for your project, or have an idea to get one started, then apply at brightonsoup.org.uk/projects. You don’t have to be a charity, just someone with an idea that to help their community in a charitable way. #
Check the website for details or get in touch for a chat.
Tickets at brightonsoup.org.uk/ticket-office
Coffee & Croissant with Colleagues – Hanover & Elm Grove Hub Networking events
Date: Every first Wednesday of the month
9th January, 6th February, 6th March, 3rd April, 1st May, 5th June, 3rd July, 7th August, 4th September, 2nd October, 6th November, 4th December.
Time: 9:00am -10:30am
Venue: The Edge Community Centre, Pankhurst Avenue, Brighton, BN2 9YN
Facilitated by Trust for Developing Communities
In these sessions you will…
- Meet other people working or running activities in Hanover and Elm Grove
- Explore ways to work together more effectively
- Collaborate to meet community needs
- Become more confident working with communities
To register your interest book via Eventbrite on https://bit.ly/2SWt7o3
Email Emma on email@example.com for more information.
The Trust for Developing Communities and the Community Buildings Network are holding an event in November to give those involved with running Community Buildings the chance to network and get support in managing their buildings. The event is free and lunch is included.
You do not need to already be a member of the Community Buildings Network to attend, but Advance registration is essential
Thursday 15th November
10.00 – 2.30 pm with lunch
Conference Room, Community Base, Brighton
- Learn how to recruit and keep trustees, committee members and volunteers
- Make sure your building is Dementia friendly
- Save lots of time with our quick overview of essential policies for community buildings
- Network with others managing community buildings and the CBN committee
- Share your issues and get advice
Book your space here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/community-building-information-and-networking-event-tickets-49805218750
For more information or if you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cal Chester on 01273 262220.
Community Works are holding free events to help groups get to grips with their data protection responsibilities under the new GDPR legislation. Coming up this month:
- Getting to Grips with GDPR, Thursday 13th September, 6-8pm, Community Base. A group discussion, led by Mary Darking from Brighton University
- GDPR and Volunteering, Thursday 27th September, 9.30-12.30, Brighthelm. A meeting of the Volunteer Coordinators’ Network, focusing on the impact of GDPR on volunteering
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.
Community Works and The Platform are hosting an event on setting up a social enterprise, this Thursday (30th November) 10am – 1pm.
This session will enable you to explore what it means to be a social enterprise and support you to make an informed choice as to whether this approach is right for your organisation. There will be a Q&A with social enterprises Foodini Club and award-winning Here, long with Rebecca Luff, Award Manager at UnLtd and Social Enterprise specialist adviser, Mark MacTaggart.
Whether you are an established organisation or starting a social venture, this workshop will enable you to:
- Recognise the defining features of a social enterprise
- Explore the benefits and challenges of becoming a social enterprise
- Identify your next steps and where to access support
A limited number of 30 minute 1-2-1 sessions will be available 1 month after the workshop – bookable on a first come first served basis. A booking link will be shared with attendees after the workshop.
The event is free, but you need to register at http://www.theplatform.org.uk/event/social-enterprise-right-approach-organisation/