Free office goods and furniture

Prestamex House is vacating this week, and many hundreds of items of office goods and furniture are available to community groups, citizens and small businesses for free.

Please email Cat at if you are interested in viewing or picking up items.

Viewing and pick ups on Tuesday 24th, Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th 11am to 6pm, Prestamex House, 171 Preston Road, BN1 6AG. There’s free parking at the front of the building.

Free table tennis equipment for groups

Over the past three summers Table Tennis England, Brighton & Hove Council and Brighton Table Tennis Club have organised Ping! – placing loads of tables around the city for anyone to play on – all for free! Last year over 42,000 people played on the tables.

Ping! is back this year and will be bigger than ever. Table Tennis England is offering organisations based in Brighton and Hove up two Instant Ping Pong Packs to get people playing table tennis.

Each pack contains 7 bats, 7 balls and a roll net that allows you to set up on almost any table. With the game ideas booklet that comes with it, you can be set up and playing in seconds.

To see how flexible the pack is, watch this YouTube video!

What’s the catch?

All they ask is that the packs get used at least once a week for 30 minutes, and that you are willing to provide some feedback on how things are going

Link into the bigger scene

There will be loads of table tennis events to get involved with this year including Ping! and Brighton & Hove Council’s Take Part festival of Sport & Physical Activity


The number of packs available is limited, so first come first served. This is a great chance to get your organisation active so don’t miss out!

To express your interest or to find out more please contact:

Kieron Pelling

Development Officer – South East


Tel: 07972 222068

Serviced offices to let in central Brighton

Two serviced offices have just become available to rent at the Care Co-ops Social Enterprise Centre, just 2 minutes from the clocktower. Offices accommodate 4-5 desks each (for social enterprises we would explore renting by desk to a group of organisations). Facilities include all services and internet access, 24 hour access, additional on-site hire options including meeting rooms and a 250 capacity venue.

Cost: £440 per month each (10% discount for social enterprises)

To find out more contact: Fiona Ras

Making the media work for you

This free publication is a useful guide for community and voluntary organisations on using the media. It’s aimed at larger charities, but has some useful advice and tips for anyone getting to grips with publicising their organisation.

It’s written by journalists, and covers news media, social media and developing media campaigns.

You can download it at


Volunteering Fair

The University of Sussex Students’ Union would like to ask all community and voluntary organisations to save the date for their volunteering fair on January 20th 2015.

Community and voluntary organisations in Brighton & Hove will be able to book a free stall for the fair shortly – more details to follow.

For more details, contact Indi Hicks, Community Engagement Coordinator:

Free online publicity for community events and groups

My Brighton and Hove, the largest local history and community website which has been established since 2000, have a new section, Community Matters, which will promote community groups and community events.

They would like to give community groups who would otherwise not have the facility to promote themselves online, the chance to reach thousands of local website visitors.

My Brighton and Hove are a ‘not for profit’ group and so their constitution precludes them from promoting any event or group which involves any commercial gain.

If you would like to find out how you can raise the profile of your community group or promote your fundraising event please contact Jennifer Drury, My Brighton and Hove Website Editor

Office space to hire in Hollingdean Community Centre

This is a rare chance to secure office space in a vibrant community building. You can use the space for basing yourself part-time, full time or for hot-desk use. Monthly rate of £140 to £160 includes Wi-Fi, stationery, copying. Bus service runs every 12 minutes; free on-street parking; disabled access. For more details contact: 01273 236160 or

Office space available

The Ethical Property Company currently have a variety of office spaces available for charities to hire. They also have space available for community groups with an environmental focus.

Brighton Eco Centre

2 small offices (9.4msq and 6.1msq) fully serviced and managed office space for environmental charities and community groups only.

£151.00per/month including VAT, utilities, phone lines and broadband.

Brighton Junction

1 large office (33msq – suitable for 6-8 desks) fully serviced and managed office space for charities only.

£965.00per/month including VAT, Utilities, phone lines, broadband and business rates.

Community Base

Variety of office spaces for charities only.

If you are interested please contact George 
01865 403 260 or

Office space for rent at Valley Social Centre (Whitehawk)

Conveniently situated in East Brighton, the Centre provides professional, cost effective and importantly affordable serviced office space.

They currently have 13 offices situated within the Centre starting from £450.00 per quarter

  • Long or short term tenancies available.
  • All prices are inclusive of heat and light.
  • Office spaces varies on size from 121 sq ft to 300 sq ft
  • Use of free Wi-Fi connection
  • Use of the café located within the Centre
  • Accessible and convenient opening hours
  • Invoiced on a quarterly basis
  • Use of free car parking on site and are accessible on a main bus route.

Currently based at the Centre are organisations from the voluntary sector, charities and commercial businesses.

If you’re interested, or would like to have a look at availability please contact:

Debbie Johnson –

Room for hire: Circus Street – free for community groups & not-for-profits

The room is free to hire to charities and non-profit groups. Depending on length of hire, they may need to make a small charge for electricity/heating, and a key deposit may be required.

The room is available from 8am-8pm on an hourly/short-term basis for activities such as youth clubs, meetings, workshops, rehearsals etc for a maximum of 30 people.

They may be able to accommodate other times/uses/numbers on request, and we also use the main section of the market for bigger events, so please let me know if this is of interest.

Facilities: there are several tables, chairs and benches, to seat up to c.20 people.

There is a ‘Portaloo’ style disabled WC and a kitchen with basic equipment for making hot drinks etc. The room and WC are both wheelchair accessible but unfortunately the kitchen is not.

Please be aware that the ‘room’ is a temporary marquee-type structure within the market, and as such is not centrally heated or insulated. They have some small fan heaters available, but if the weather is very cold the room may be unsuitable for use, depending on your type of activity.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Hickford
Events Director
Circus Street

01273 857849