Free video production workshop for charitable and community groups

Media Trust is running a free video production workshop  for charitable and community groups.

This introductory workshop is designed to help charities and community groups understand how they can turn their stories into short films, and will cover planning, recording and editing. A hands-on learning environment will give practical guidance on using low-cost equipment and techniques that will make videos look professional, even on a low budget.

The workshop is part of Do #SomethingBrilliant, a two year campaign funded by Big Lottery.

There are 10 places available. To apply, contact Reshma for an application form. Places will be allocated to the groups the Media Trust feel will get the most from this opportunity and from the subsequent mentoring available to them following the workshop.

The workshop is aimed at charities and community groups interested in creating their own video content for the web and broadcast platforms like Community Channel. Workshop graduates will be mentored through an assignment to create a short film about the great work they are doing in their community, a film that will inspire others to do something brilliant.

Groups will need to demonstrate that they have access to adequate equipment with which to produce their short film.

13th November 2015
11am-5.30pm
Brighthelm

For more information or to receive an application form, email Reshma Biring: ReshmaB@mediatrust.org

 

Free cookery classes for community groups and volunteers

The Big Fig is offering free cookery classes for community groups and volunteers.

The aim of these courses are to promote the benefits of healthy eating and to create a better understanding of how to prepare healthy food. Students will also be able to demonstrate enhanced knowledge and skills in cookery and work related areas, improving their employability. The courses are delivered in a way that provides both practical work in the kitchen and classroom-based exercises. During the course the learners will be able to create a nutritionally balanced meal plan and help prepare a healthy meal. Courses can be tailored to meet the needs of the learners. At the end of each course, learners will receive photos of their meals, a copy of their meal plan and a certificate of achievement. Each course will run for a total 6 hours over one or two days depending on your requirements.
The Catering Project at the Big Fig can run outreach healthy cookery training in a variety of locations and course are for disadvantaged learners (age 16+) or those who are volunteering in community groups or community cafes.

Contact Mo Yuchetel

01273 468200

mo.yuchetel@careco-ops.org.uk

thebigfig.co.uk

Kitchen equipment competition for community projects

If your community organisation is looking to update its kitchen facilities, funding is now available from the British cooking appliance company, Stoves. It is part of the company’s new ‘Community Kitchens’ campaign and aims to place kitchens at the heart of local communities.

There are three prizes available: silver and bronze winners will receive Stoves appliance packages worth between £2,000 and £3,000, with overall winner will receive £5,000 in prizes.

To be eligible, your project must be owned, developed and led by the local community. In your nomination, you must explain why a kitchen would add value to your project in no more than 300 words.

The closing date for entries to the first Community Kitchens competition is 13th September 2015. Once the nominations period has closed, a shortlist will be announced, which will then be put to a public vote.

To enter or nominate a community project or good cause, visit the community kitchen page on the Stoves website.

Bid Writing Basics: Free Workshop for LGBTQ Community Groups

LGBT HIP is running a bid-writing basics workshop for LGBTQ groups:

Are you part of an established or emerging LGBTQ community group? Does bid-writing feel like a mystery to you? This 3 hour workshop is for those who are new to fundraising and looks at what it takes to secure grants of up to £10,000 to develop your group’s activities. We will look at how to identify funders for your cause, what funders are looking for, and what makes a successful bid.

Monday 7th September

6-9pm

Conference room, Community Base

Please book a place by sending an email to meg.lewis@switchboard.org.uk

 

Free training from Community Works – Finance for Small Groups

Date: 25 November and 2 December

Time: 9.30am-1.30pm

Venue: The Bridge Community Education Centre. In the IT Suite (25) and the Bevendean Room (2)

Trainer: Steve Early

This two half-day course is aimed at anyone from a small community group who wants to understand more about bookkeeping, financial management and budgeting. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Keep basic books using an Excel template designed by the Resource Centre;
  • Write an accurate budget including your core costs;
  • Account for each fund you have separately;
  • Put in place appropriate financial controls;
  • Provide financial information to the rest of your management committee;
  • Understand the rules around independent examinations.

Who is this course for?

This training is aimed specifically at groups:

  • With an income of under £35,000 and who are receiving a grant through the Community Health Fund and/or who are delivering health and well-being activities
  • Priority for groups whose health and well-being activities support LGBT communities, BME communities, younger people and older people e.g. physical activity, arts / heritage /culture, food and nutrition, intergenerational work.

Course fees:

Free.

To book on:

To book your place please visit: https://finance-for-small-groups-nov-2015.eventbrite.co.uk. There are limited spaces available, so please book early!

For more information:

If you have any questions please contact: training@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or call 01273 234023.

Funding for community projects

BrightonSoup are looking for community projects requiring a small amount of funding to pitch at their community Soup events. Four people are invited to talk about their project to a room full of interested people, who then decide on their favourite. They each get 5 minutes to explain their project and what they will do with the money. All of the guests have paid to come to the event and the winning projects gets all of the door money taken on the night.

Although one project gets the funding, all the projects get an opportunity to make connections and get support – it’s about more than just the money. Get in touch with Will Anjos at BrightonSoup.org.uk for more details.

Free video production training

Media Trust are running a Free video production training course in Brighton.

13th November 2015: 11am-5.30pm
Brighthelm, North Road.

There are 10 places available at each workshop; these are not allocated on a first come first served basis so they are asking people to complete an application form to enable them to target those groups they feel will get the most from this opportunity and from the subsequent mentoring available to them following the workshop.

The Workshop

This introductory workshop is designed to help charities and community groups understand how they can turn their stories into short films, and will cover planning, recording and editing. A hands-on learning environment will give practical guidance on using low-cost equipment and techniques that will make videos look professional, even on a low budget.

The workshop is part of Do #SomethingBrilliant, a two year campaign funded by Big Lottery that sets out to celebrate the inspiring stories from communities across the UK.

Who is it for

The Do #SomethingBrilliant video production workshop is for charities and community groups interested in creating their own video content for the web and broadcast platforms like Community Channel. Workshop graduates will be mentored through an assignment to create a short film about the great work they are doing in their community, a film that will inspire others to do something brilliant.

Please note, Do #SomethingBrilliant offers training and access to equipment only in the workshop context; participating organisations will need to demonstrate that they have access to adequate equipment with which to produce their short film in a period to be agreed following the workshop.

Groups in Sussex can hire the Resource Centre video cameras.

For more information or to receive an application form, email Reshma Biring: ReshmaB@mediatrust.org.

Community space for hire in Hove

The Hive is a Community Interest Company, set up to run a café and community space in Stoneham Park, Hove. They have a function room which seats 35, available to hire for £8.50 per hour.

Their downstairs café space is available to hire in the evenings too.

hive.hoveroom@gmail.com

01273 911010.

www.facebook.com/TheHiveHove

The Hive
Stoneham Park,
Hove BN3 5HJ

£250 available for BME and faith groups in Whitehawk, Manor Farm and Bristol Estate

Due East have launched a new grant for BME and faith groups in the Whitehawk, Manor Farm and Bristol Estate area.

Grants of up to £250 are available for projects that help meet the following objectives :

  •   Enable new community activity to take place involving residents from cultural , ethnic and faith groups who have  previously not carried out community activity in the DueEast area.
  •   Bring together people from different cultural ethnic and faith backgrounds in inclusive and accessible activities so that  these differing traditions can be celebrated and better understood in the local community

To apply, you need to complete a short application form and make a 1 minute YouTube video about your project idea. You will also need to attend a public voting event in September or October, before being awarded a grant.

Deadline for applications is 17th September 2015. You can download an application form from the Due East website.

If you want any help or support in developing your project ideas or making your application contact the Serendipity community development team: info@ses-partnership.co.uk.

 

Chairs available for free

Brighthelm Church and Community Centre has over 100 chairs available to give away. If you are interested, please contact them directly on 01273 821512.