Publicising your group

Publicity is an important part of running a group. It is the way you let people know what you are doing and how they can get involved.

This section is full of information about how to publicise your group’s activities to your community and the public.

  • A community group's guide to radio and TV interviews

    Tips about getting an interview on the radio or TV, and what to say once you’re there.

  • Beginner's Guide to Printing

    Most community and voluntary groups need to produce printed material from time to time. Whether you are producing a monthly newsletter, a poster for a meeting or an information leaflet, it’s worth thinking right from the start about how you will print it.

  • Facebook for community groups

    Simple information and tips for small, volunteer-run community organisations

  • Local media contacts

    Media contacts in Brighton and Hove that are useful for community groups.

  • Taking photos at community events

    A guide for community groups about how to respect people’s privacy when taking photos at your events

  • Video-making tips for community groups

    Video can be a really easy and effective way to get your message out. Here are a few tips to help you make a video that looks good and gets people’s attention.

  • Writing a news release

    Tips for community groups about writing and sending a news release

  • Data protection for community groups

    A plain-English summary of data protection responsibilities for small, volunteer-run community groups, including how to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

These books are available at the Resource Centre, to borrow or to use in the Centre.

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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Community information database for East Sussex, Brighton & Hove. Contains contact details for local voluntary and community organisations, plus information about community events.

Other services you might find useful

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