Funding for new partnership projects involving Brighton University and local communities

Do you have a good idea for a community-university partnership project?

Do your ideas involve working with communities or projects local to University of Brighton campuses?

Do you need some seed funding to kick-start co-working?

The Community University Partnership Programme (CUPP) has money available for seed funding, to get new partnerships off the ground. Seed funding aims to support the development of new or early partnership working between academic staff at the University of Brighton and local community organisations.  Each year CUPP invite new partnerships to make applications for up to £5000 to make their ideas happen.

The deadline is 8th June 2015.

Please click here for further details and how to apply.

Islamaphobia and hate crime training

Two training workshops run by Brighton & Hove City Council

1. Islamophobia / Anti-Muslim Hate

Monday 16th March 2015, 6 – 9 pm, Rooms 2 & 3, Second Floor, Brighton Town Hall


2. Reporting Hate Incidents/Crimes and Legislative Frameworks

Wednesday 18th March 2015, 4:30  – 7:30 pm, Rooms 2 & 3, Second Floor, Brighton Town Hall


Both workshops will be run by Fiyaz Mughal, the founder director of Faith Matters, a national organisation that also runs Tell MAMA – Measuring Anti-Muslim Attack.

Representatives from the  Community Safety Casework Team and Police will also be present.

The workshops are free and open to anyone. However, places are limited and priority will be given to the Muslim and BME communities.

If you would like to book a place on the training please contact 

Piggy Bank Fund

The Piggy Bank Fund provides small grants of around £500 for projects that benefit young people aged 13-19 in Whitehawk, Manor Farm and Bristol Estate.

Applicants will need to fill out an application form, and provide a one minute video about their project.

The deadline for applications is March 20th.

The videos will be shown at a public event on March 25th, where a vote will be taken on which projects to fund.

For more information contact:

Community Health and Wellbeing Fund

Groups in Whitehawk, Manor Farm and Bristol Estate can apply for up to £500 from the Community Health & Wellbeing Fund.

Theses grants are to support projects that impact on the health and wellbeing of the community. The priorities are for projects or activities that:

  • Educate to prevent people starting to smoke or support them when they are ready to stop,
  • Promote healthy eating, improving diet and nutrition and helping to reduce obesity
  • Encourage active living and physical activity
  • Improve sexual health
  • Encourage and support sensible drinking
  • Improve mental health and wellbeing and address isolation

Applicants will need to provide a link to a one minute video about their project, which has been uploaded to YouTube.

The deadline is 5 p.m. on the 20th March 2015.

Projects will be presented to the public on March 25th, and voting will take place on which projects will be given grants.

For more information contact:

Brighton & Hove City Council workshops on Islamophobia & Reporting Hate Incidents – new dates

If you would like to book a place, please email BOTH:

Charlotte Farrell
Nahida Shaikh

The trainings will be delivered by Fiyaz Mughal, the founder director of Faith Matters, a national organisation that also runs Tell MAMA – Measuring Anti-Muslim Attack. . They will also have colleagues from the Community Safety Casework Team and Police, as necessary.

 1. Islamophobia / Anti-Muslim Hate

Day and Date: Monday 16th March 2015
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Rooms 2 & 3, Second Floor, Brighton Town Hall Topic

2. Reporting in Hate Incidents/Crimes and Legislative Frameworks

Day and Date: Wednesday 18th March 2015
Time: 4.30  – 7.30 pm
Rooms 2 & 3, Second Floor, Brighton Town Hall

Climate Action grants – DEADLINE 9 March

Climate Rush has a small amount of funding available for climate activism.

You are invited to apply for up to 3K (or more if you think the idea merits it) for a project ideally involving somebody who has been active with Climate Rush in the past.

Closing date 9th March.

Email: with a brief summary of the project and what funds would be spent on.

Applicants will be notified approximately 1 month afterwards.

FREE B&H Food Partnership training: Leadership skills in running outdoor activity sessions

Mon 16th March 9:45 – 4:30
Stanmer Horticultural Centre

This training is specifically looking at leadership skills needed to put on a range of activities where physical exercise outside is included such as:  gardening, food-growing, gyms, group volunteering activities, conservation work, exercise classes on community gardens, walks.

This training is run by Helen Jones from the Trust for Developing Communities.

The training will cover:

Leadership skills

  • Session planning
  • Introductions and welcomes
  • Managing difficult situations
  • What makes a good leader?
  • Working with and valuing volunteers

Health and Safety

  • Undertaking risk assessments
  • Understanding different clients health needs and how to manage risk (e.g. what are the most likely forms of health issues, how to go about giving different people different tasks etc)
  • Using tools and manual handling
  • Lone working

Basic warm-up stretches

Book online

Or contact Helen Starr-Keddle for more info on 01273 431718 <>

The Homity Trust – funds for small groups in Brighton

For more information: and

Free first aid training for refugees and migrants

If your group works with refugees and recent migrants to the UK, you may be able to arrange a free first aid training course with the Red Cross.

Their Adult Education Service manager, Matthew Moors, sent the following message:

I am writing to you to let you know that currently the British Red Cross in Sussex is offering free taster Everyday First Aid courses to targeted groups in the community to help boost their confidence and resilience. We are particularly keen to engage with organisations that work with refugees and migrants who may have communication issues and lack the networks in the community to get help in times of crisis. Everyday First Aid is easy to learn, easy to remember and easy to do, and feedback from participants, particularly those with English as a second language, has been very positive.   Please can you give me the contact details of who I could discuss this offer with and outline further the benefits for your service users? Thank you for your assistance and let’s make first aid, second nature!

If you want to find out more, contact:

Matthew Moors
The British Red Cross
Unit 7, St Joseph’s Business Park
St Joseph’s Close
Hove, East Sussex


01273 227821

07525 902910

Love Food, Hate Waste Expert Training Session, 4th March

Brighton and Hove Food Partnership are currently recruiting for their Love Food Hate Waste Expert Training Session. It’s an opportunity to learn more about the food waste issue, how it impacts our communities, and how to inspire positive changes in others. The session will be a great chance to meet and network with people from local community projects, and will include a tasty recipe demonstration.

Wednesday 4th March, 6pm – 8pm

Ebenezer Community Hall, Richmond Parade, BN2 9QD

This session is ideal for people who are aware of the issue of food waste and keen to help their communities reduce food waste – be they at work or community group or their social networks. This is a cascade training session, so participants will be supported to share what they learn with others after the session.

Please register by emailing with your full name, phone number and what organisation or group you are representing (if applicable).