Networking and finding other community groups

Other people who can help with Networking and finding other community groups

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BMECP have office space to rent. Also have hot desks which can be rented for a fixed number of hours per month. These include access to filing space and a broadband connection, phone, computers and printers. They have cheap photocopying available. They can help BME groups with fundraising.

Equipment provided:
Voting equipment

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Community Works runs the following projects for the voluntary sector in Brighton & Hove:



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.

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ESCIS is an online database of community organisations and events across East Sussex and including Brighton & Hove. It holds searchable information on around 7,000 local organisations. Any local not-for-profit group can add themselves to the database. You can search by geographical area, keyword, type of group or service. The database includes Community venues for hire

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Networking and peer support for social enterprises in Brighton & Hove. They run regular gatherings for members, workshops and one to one support sessions (also open to non-members), and there is a directory of their members on their website.

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This site can be used by local community groups in Brighton & Hove to publicise their activities.

People looking to join and activity or group can use it to search for something that they are interested in doing.

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Monthly meeting of people involved in coops, but also open to individuals and groups doing cooperative work in the widest sense in Brighton & Hove and the surrounding area.

Phone: 01273 89 40 40. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, text: 07774 910064

Equipment provided:
Accessibility equipment

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They run the Shopmobility service, which can lend a wheelchair or scooter for people who need to borrow one for a short time. Shopmobility Tel: 01273 32 32 39, email: shopmo@possabilitypeople.org.uk
Possability People also run It's Local Actually - an online tool that lets people search for services and group activities near them in Brighton & Hove. It contains details of local groups, community centres and statutory services. You can search using a map or look for a particular type of group (eg meeting people, sport, self-help).
They have an award winning Accessibility Guide which includes information about accessible services and buildings in Brighton and Hove.
They have a programme of training courses for businesses and charities, covering disability awareness, benefits, IT and group management skills.