Community Works Mentoring Programme

Are you involved in a community group and would like some help to increase your skills and confidence?


Would you like someone independent to be a sounding board for your ideas?


Would you like help over a 6 month period?


Community Works is launching a new Mentoring Programme which will run from May to October this year. The types of things you could ask for help with might include:

  • Setting up a formal structure for a small community group
  • How to survive in the long-term
  • How to manage volunteers or work more collaboratively with them
  • Finding funding
  • Improving the governance of your group
  • Forward planning and looking to the future
  • Refining your group’s objectives

The purpose is to support individuals to improve day to day practice, develop leadership skills or tackle challenging project management issues through one-to-one mentoring.

They aim to match around 12 individuals (mentees) to experienced mentors who will meet regularly over a 6 month period to tackle an identified support need. They have already signed up 12 highly experienced mentors who are waiting to meet you!

If you are interested you must:

  • Be working or volunteering for a community group, charity, or voluntary organisation in Brighton and Hove
  • Have a particular project, issue, or skill development need that you can identify as needing support with
  • Be able to get the approval of your management committee (or chair of the group), supervisor or line manager to participate
  • Be able to ensure your management committee (or chair of the group), supervisor or line manager can actively input to the evaluation process.

To apply, please return the following to Community Works by Tuesday 29th April:

For more information or an informal chat:

Organisations who took part last year:

  • Cascade Creative Recovery
  • Do One Good Thing
  • Forward Facing
  • Grace Eyre
  • Homeopathy in the Sussex Community
  • Lunch Positive
  • Starling housing Co-op
  • Trailer Trashed

“A fantastic experience, with benefits which will make a huge impact and be long lasting. The initial goals agreed between myself and mentor were met effectively, with unexpected and additional impact on other areas of my own work, the delivery of the project, and the management of the organisation” previous mentee.