IT support and training

We are not IT experts, but for some groups, we offer basic computer skills training.  See our One to One support page (below) to find out if we can help your group.

Click on the Links tab at the top of this page for details of other useful organisations who can help your group make good use of technology.

We have four computers in our Print room, which groups are welcome to use.  We do not offer training but our front desk staff will do their best to help with tips on using our software to get the results you want, and we are always available to help groups use the equipment in the Print Room.  Click on the Printing tab for details of our computer network and the software available.

For groups who have downloaded our free accounts systems, we offer ongoing technical support.

  • Money in Mind Accounts System

    Under our Money in Mind project, we developed two accounts systems designed specifically for community and voluntary groups. You will need access to Microsoft Excel to use them.

  • Support for Secretaries

    If you are the Secretary for your group, the Resource Centre can help you to understand your role and to develop skills and techniques to support your group effectively.

  • Support for Tenants' and Residents' Associations

    The Resource Centre is here to help your Tenants’ and Residents’ Association to organise effectively and get things done.

  • Support with publicity and printing

    At the Resource Centre we can help groups to produce publicity and stationery, and provide administrative support.

  • Video making tips

    Video can be a really easy and effective way of telling people about your group or event. Here are a few tips to help you make a video that is interesting, inspiring and keeps people interested.

  • Support for Resource Centre Member Groups

    The Resource Centre offers extra free support to our member groups. We can help member groups to create publicity, raise funds, keep good accounts and run a group effectively.

These books are available at the Resource Centre, for reference only. If you prefer to borrow them, some of the titles are available at local libraries in Brighton & Hove. Groups based in Sussex are welcome to come in and browse our bookshelf and noticeboards.

The services listed below are not provided by the Resource Centre. These are websites and services we feel are particularly useful for small groups in Brighton & Hove, and which are not easy to find by searching the internet.

Most useful services for local groups

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Laptops and data projectors to hire: People can hire an individual laptop or suite of Internet-ready PC laptops with projector for training. They are particularly keen to help small groups with no paid staff.
Will build a website for your organisation and provide a manual on how you can maintain and update it. Contact them for details of prices.
SCIP also run bespoke training in IT and social media. Check their website for more details.

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Website with up to date details of places to access the internet or learn IT skills in Brighton & Hove.

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HaKiT have dual symbol Arabic/English keyboards and Global Office software. This allows people to read and write documents in Arabic, Chinese, Bengali, and other languages.

Other services you might find useful