Application deadline extended for Brighton & Hove Council grants

Brighton & Hove Council have extended the deadline for the third and final round of their Resilience Fund and Engagement Fund grant programmes for 2019-20. The deadline will now be Friday 25th October.

Community Grants Drop-in at the Bevy, 27th June

East Brighton Trust have organised a free Drop-in day for local groups wanting to find out about fundraising for their projects.

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?

Drop in for free advice and support from East Brighton Trust, Sussex Community Foundation, Brighton & Hove Council, UnLtd, Trust for Developing Communities and the Resource Centre.

Community Grants Drop-In – Thursday 27th June, 1-4pm – The Bevy, Hillside, Brighton, BN2 4TF

  • Apply for one of East Brighton Trust’s £500 small  grants & get help filling in the form
  • Find out about other local funding sources
  • Get advice & support for your group or project
  • Free food and drink

Developing and managing a budget that works for you and your funders

Free workshop by Community Works

Open to all community and voluntary organisations across Brighton and Hove, Worthing and Adur.

Would you like to know more about budgeting issues for voluntary and community organisations?  Perhaps you don’t always have confidence in your budgets and find decision-making on budgeting challenging?

This session will cover making sense of your budgets, both in terms of:

  • creating budgets for funding bids
  • identifying where expenditure should go, and how particular roles or services are funded

We can also hear about software packages such as Xero and Sage.

The session will be led by an expert accountant with knowledge of the charity and voluntary sector.

Where: Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HA
When: Thursday 20 June 2019, 14:00 – 16:00
To book: Book your place online via the Community Works website

Community Grants Drop-In

Thursday 27th June, 1-4pm

The Bevy, Hillside, Brighton, BN2 4TF

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?

Come along to the East Brighton Trust’s Community Grants Drop-In for free advice and support. You can:

  • Apply for one of the East Brighton Trust’s £500 small grants and get help filling in the form
  • Find out about other local funding sources
  • Get advice and support for your group or project

Free refreshments!

 

Grantfinder sessions at Community Works

The council’s free funding search service to community and voluntary organisations will be hosted at Community Base on the following dates:

  • Friday 17 May
  • Thursday 20 June
  • Tuesday 23 July
  • August TBC
  • Tuesday 10 September

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

Grantfinder is a comprehensive internet-hosted database that contains UK and EU funding initiatives including Government funding streams and Charitable Trusts.

To achieve the most beneficial results from the search, a clear idea of your funding requirements should be identified before attending. You should be actively looking for funding and be planning to make an application shortly afterwards.

You will be need to provide feedback on how the search has helped progress your fundraising.

To make an appointment please contact Donna Edmead by emailing communitiesteam@brighton-hove.gov.uk or call her on 01273 291112

Crowdfunding for Community Groups workshop

Date and Time

Tue, 12 March 2019, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT

Location

The Bevy, 50 Hillside, Brighton, BN2 4TF

Details

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

To book

Places are limited so please book your spot early. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crowdfunding-for-community-groups-brighton-hove-tickets-55961805266

 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.

Brighton Soup’s next funding event 22nd March

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

Looking for grants?

Community Works are offering groups a chance to book an appointment for a search of the national Grantfinder database.

You should have a clear idea of your funding requirements, be actively looking for funding and be planning to make an applications shortly.

Slots available between 10-2pm on Friday 15 February and Friday 22 March at the Community Works office in Community Base.

Find out more about this service: https://bhcommunityworks.org.uk/free-funding-search-service/

Book a slot by emailing Donna Edmead on communitiesteam@brighton-hove.gov.uk or calling 01273 291112.

Good Food Grants – deadline March 14th 2019

Thanks to a generous bequest from Neil Smith, Brighton & Hove Food Partnership is again offering Good Food Grants to local community food projects.

Groups can apply for grants of between £200 and £850 for projects working to improve the health, skills and confidence of local residents through healthy eating, increased cookery skills and food growing. They are looking for projects that bring people together, celebrate food and support the city’s most vulnerable residents.

This year’s scheme is focused on projects which benefit adults with mental health issues and people experiencing poverty. Please check the guidelines before applying.

There is more information about the scheme, and a link to download the application form, on the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership website.

Grants for tenants of Southern Housing Group

If you live in a Southern Housing Group property, you can apply for small grants to organise activities and outings for people in your community, or work together with your neighbours to improve your gardens. Check out our new information pages about Southern Housing Group Grants for Customers and Southern Housing Group Gardening Neighbours grants for more information.