Charities Breakfast Club – free workshops in September

Charities Breakfast Clubs taking place in September are as follows:

How to be Successful with your Grant Making Trust Applications – Tuesday 9 September – Russell New, The Courtyard, Shoreham Road, Upper Beeding, Steyning

Breaking the Taboo of Charity Fraud – Monday 15 September – The Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton

Further details and how to book your place can be found on the invites attached or on Russell New’s website events page:

Russell New’s breakfast clubs have proved very popular over the years, it is a great opportunity for like-minded individuals to network, share ideas and participate in relevant discussions led by sector professionals.

Safety Net training – September

Places are available on the following courses running in September.

Click on the course title for more information on the course and to book your place via Safety Net’s Eventbrite page (

Our Decision (Safer Recruitment)

Wednesday 10th September, 09:30 – 12:30 at Safety Net, Portslade  - £15

Community Group Child Protection Training

Wednesday 10th September, 2:30 – 5:30 at Community Base, Brighton – FREE

Safeguarding & Child Protection Training

Wednesday 17th September, 10:00am – 4:00pm (full day) at Safety Net, Portslade – £50 or £40 early booking

Safeguarding & Child Protection Training

Thursday 18th September, 10:00 – 1:00pm (half day) at The Springboard Project in Crawley – £25

Safeguarding Children with Disabilities

Tuesday 23rd September, 10:00 – 4:00pm at Safety Net, Portslade – £50 or £40 early booking

Protective Behaviours Training

Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th September, 10:00am – 4:00pm both days, at Safety Net, Portslade – £90 or £80 early booking (includes workbook)

Please contact Clare if you have any queries or require further details.

01273 420973

Safety Net, Manor Offices, Drove Road, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 2PA

Fundraising training event – free for small charities

The FSI is organising a two day training event, which is free for small charities, covering useful fundraising skills and techniques.

  • Venue Bridge Community Centre, Lucraft Road, Moulsecoomb, Brighton BN2 4PN
  • Date 17th & 18th September 2014 (attend one day or both)
  • Time 9.30am-4.30pm (registration from 9.15am)
  • Cost The training and all delegate materials are free of charge to FSI Small Charity Members and Associate Members.  However we ask for a small contribution of £10 towards the cost of refreshments and lunch.
  • Deposit You will be asked to pay a deposit of £50 per delegate place on registration.  £40 of this will be refunded to you after you have attended the training event (£10 is retained towards the refreshment and catering costs).
  • Multiple bookings Courses last all day so you can only attend one session per day and delegates from the same organisation may not attend the same course as each other.

You need to join the FSI to access a free place at this event. This is free for small charities (annual turnover below £1.5M) – you have to be a registered charity to join).

Full details of the event are at

Funding for multi-faith projects

The government has put money into a fund for small, local, multi-faith projects. Grants will normally be for £2,000, but in a few cases they may give a grant of £5,000.

The fund is called the Together in Service Fund and the scheme is being run by Faith Action.

In order to be eligible for funding, you need to:

  • Be an organisation with a constitution or set of rules
  • Join the Together in Service Fellowship
  • Be running a project which contributes to the overall Together in Service objectives. Provide examples of events planned or delivered
  • Involve faith-based groups/people in your project, with preference for multi-faith projects.
  • Engage people from more than one faith community in your project. For example, Buddhists and Muslims, or Jews and Hindus.
  • Provide match-funding equivalent to the grant amount requested.
  • Write an end of project report, providing  evidence of value for money, best practice and social impact. Provide photos and case studies for publicity purposes.

Grants are not available for the following:

  • Core costs.
  • Christian groups seeking funding for franchise projects. Funding is available for these projects via the Cinnamon Network.

Projects must be completed, including all end-of-project reporting, by the end of March 2015.

You can apply for funding at There are two remaining deadlines: 25th August 2014 and 1st December 2014.

Free healthy eating courses

The Big Fig Catering Project (run by Care Coops) has funding to deliver free outreach healthy eating courses to disadvantaged groups. If you are working with disadvantaged groups, they can deliver a course to your groups at your venue.

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. The courses are delivered in a way that seeks to provide 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 as well as have the opportunity to help prepare a healthy meal. 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 Big Fig is a social enterprise catering business funded by the Big Lottery Fund which also provides unemployed people with catering training.

Please contact Tim Jones on 01273 468200 if you would like further information on the outreach cookery training  or e-mail

2015 GSK IMPACT Awards – open for applications

The GSK Impact awards recognise and reward charities that work to improve people’s health. The awards of funded by GlaxoSmtihKline, and managed in partnership with the King’s Fund. The awards reward small to medium sized charities that can point to a track record of achievement in community health issues.

In order to apply for the award, charities must be registered, at least three years old, and working in a health-related field in the UK. They must also have a total annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million.

Up to ten winners will receive £30,000 funding, and the overall winner will receive an extra £10,000. Up to ten runners-up will receive £3,000.

There is no requirement to present a new project, and the award money can be spent in a way that you decide. Additionally, award winners will be offered free training and development valued at up to £6,000.

Judges will be looking for evidence of innovation, management, partnership, achievement, community focus, and targeting need. You can view the guidelines and access the online application form by visiting the Kings Fund website.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 19th September 2014.

Edge Fund open for applications

Edge Fund supports communities, campaign groups and activists struggling for social, economic and environmental justice, in particular we fund work that:

  1. Is run by and for people facing discrimination and injustice (due to their class, ability, gender, race, nationality, religion, sexuality, or other factors) who are actively working to challenge these injustices and to create just and healthy communities; AND/ OR
  2. Aims to create systemic change – work that seeks to dismantle and replace the structures and processes that create oppression, inequality and environmental destruction.

They have grants available of up to £5000, though most grants given are under £3000.

For more information see our Favourite Funder entry for Edge Fund.
Applying for grants workshop

Places available on Applying For Grants Workshop

Want to find money for your artistic development, to put on an exhibition or run a creative group? Learn the basics of applying for grants and tips on where to look in this one day workshop. This workshop will cover what funders are looking for, points to cover in your application and a one to one consultation to discuss ideas you want to seek funding for.

Fee: £7/£15 per workshop for individuals. £35 if attending on behalf of an organisation.

Date & Time: Wednesday 9 July 2014 10-5pm

Venue: Conference Room, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG

These workshops are for marginalised people or those who are trying to raise funds to work with marginalised groups.

Our funders define marginalised as: Those who feel their opportunities are limited as a result of mental health issues, physical or learning disabilities, homelessness, substance misuse, being an offender, ex-offender, refugee, long term unemployed, elderly, carer or are from a BME or LGBT background.

Please call Dominique De-Light on the following numbers 01273 234 780 / 07866 677950 or email to book.

Resource Centre survey, July 2014

What do you think of us? We are asking all groups who use our services or website during July 2014 to fill in a short survey. It takes about 10 minutes. Knowing what groups think about our services really helps us to improve them and to raise funds to keep the Centre going. The survey is at Thank you!

East Brighton Communities First Funding

Communities First Funding is available to groups in the East Brighton ward. You can apply for £250-2,500. The total amount given will be around £16,000.

The fund is aiming to:

▪  Support local projects that improve the quality of life for local people

▪  Make improvements to the environment and public safety.

▪  Promote good communications and information sharing across the ward

▪  Promote inclusiveness of communities of interest and those experiencing deprivation.

The deadline for applying for funding is 14th July 2014. Projects must be completed by 31st March 2015.

To apply you need to complete an application form AND make a 1 minute video about your project. For more information and an application form email

Decisions will be made by ward residents voting at Whitehawk Summer Festival on 19th July, and online voting 21st-28th July. Results will be announced in early August.