Useful research for fundraising
When writing a fundraising application, it is useful to include evidence that your group’s work is needed. To get you started, have a look at the ‘Links’ and ‘Books’ pages.
These books are available at the Resource Centre, for reference only. If you prefer to borrow them, some of the titles are available at local libraries in Brighton & Hove. Groups based in Sussex are welcome to come in and browse our bookshelf and noticeboards.
- Brighton and Hove State of the City Report (2011)
- Community-led approaches to reducing poverty in neighbourhoods: A review of evidence and practice
- Countability: Barriers and Opportunities for Disabled People in Brighton & Hove
- Developing appropriate strategies for reducing inequality in Brighton and Hove, 2007
- Eating together: Exploring the role of lunch clubs and shared meals in Brighton & Hove
- Happiness: Brighton & Hove Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy
- Measuring Well-being: A guide for practitioners
- Outcomes of the Active at 60 Community Agent Programme
- Sussex Uncovered - Evaluating the needs and strengths of our communities
- Sussex Uncovered - Evaluating the needs and strengths of our communities - Executive Summary
- Sussex Uncovered 2: Bridging the Gap
- Tailor-made: How community groups improve people's lives
- Taking Account 3: Third Sector Audit Report 2014. Capturing the social and economic impact of community and voluntary organisations in Brighton and Hove.
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
Statistics website for Brighton & Hove. Up to date reports on local neighbourhoods and searchable data on the whole city.
Brighton University's Community Development Partnership Programme builds partnerships between the university and local community organisations. They offer help to local groups with things like conducting research and project development.
They have worked with Brighton & Hove Community Works to develop a Monitoring Evaluation and Impact Partnership, which has delivered training and support for local groups on how to measure the impact of their work effectively without creating an unsustainable data burden. The MEI partnership website includes useful resources from the training sessions.
Provide detailed guidance about community research, including designing and using questionnaires. You have to register with them to access the information, but this is free.