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Community Base provides office space for local voluntary sector groups. To join the waiting list for office space, email firstname.lastname@example.org
They also provide the following services for all local groups:
- Venue Search, a database of venues for hire in Brighton & Hove. After a redesign in late 2019, this database currently has very few venues on it but will hopefully get better again with time. If you run a venue, please register and add your venue onto the database.
- Volunteer Search, where local groups can advertise for volunteers and individuals can look for volunteering opportunities.
- Community Job Search, where local groups can advertise jobs
- A postal address service for £25 per year
- Free access to Funds Online, the Directory of Social Change’s comprehensive guide to grant funding trusts in the United Kingdom. To access this, email email@example.com
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Community Works runs the following projects for the voluntary sector in Brighton & Hove:
- A network of elected representatives, who speak on behalf of the sector at council and strategic partnership meetings.
- Six-monthly conferences and other networks where community and voluntary groups can get together and share experiences, information and views
- Volunteer Centre services:
- You can advertise volunteer opportunities on the Community Works website.
- They have a good practice guide for community groups who work with volunteers. It includes sample forms and policies for groups to adapt.
- Regular forum for volunteer managers.
- Face to face appointments every Thursday at the Job Centre and Community Works offices for people seeking volunteer work (book in advance on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01273 234860)
- Support for trustees and management committee members
- Business skills volunteering, which brokers relationships between voluntary groups and businesses
- A programme of training courses
- A mentoring scheme
- One-to-one consultancy
- A funding bid reading service
- A bank of sample policies and procedures, to help larger organisations develop their own policies.
- free half-hour one-to-one advice surgeries on any topic. These run on the last Tuesday of each month, between 2pm and 4.30pm. You need to book in advance - email email@example.com or call 01273 234023
They have an electronic voting system which is available to hire. This consists of hand-held pads which can be used by people in a meeting to vote. The results are then displayed instantly on a laptop. They also have a wooden ballot box, which groups can borrow.
People and organisations use this website to share information about services and resources available in Brighton & Hove. It includes listings of things like rooms for hire, training courses and volunteer opportunities. If you have something to share, you can post it yourself.
Organisations can advertise volunteering opportunities on this website. People looking for volunteering opportunities can search the site for positions in their local area.
Matches volunteering roles, such as trustee and treasurer roles, with volunteers. You can advertise your organisations' voluntary role, or you can search for organisations looking for volunteers.
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Their website has a 'trustee finder'.
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Sported provide mentoring and funding to groups running sports activities.
University of Sussex students can gain credits towards their degrees by volunteering in local community organisations. The Student Union advertises volunteer opportunities on its website and organisations can register and advertise suitable opportunities there.