Funding deadline extended for Brighton & Hove Council grants

The deadline has been extended for the final round of Brighton & Hove Council’s Communities Fund grant programme for 2017-18. The new deadline is Wednesday 31st October.

Groups can apply to either:

The Engagement Fund – for amounts up to £2,000, or

The Resilience Fund – for amounts up to £10,000

Funding needs to be spent by 31st March 2019, so this is for projects planned to take place at the start of next year.

Be Funding Ready Free Training

Brighton and Hove

Dates: Thursday 8 November, Friday 16 November and Thursday 29 November
Time: 10.00am-1.30pm
Where: BMECP (Please note Friday 16 November is in the Stanmer Room at Brighthelm)
Book: via Eventbrite
Cost: FREE

Run by Community Works with funding from Sussex Community Foundation.

The course is primarily aimed at smaller organisations with an annual income around £35,000 and who are new to making grant applications or haven’t had much luck. Thy suggest 2 people per organisation attend so you can work on a bid together. Over the course, you will prepare a funding bid that you can submit to a funder of your choice.

By the end of the course, you will:

  1. Understand how to define a project you need funding for
  2. Be able to identify appropriate funders
  3. Know what policies and reporting systems you need to have in place
  4. Understand how to frame your project and know what the funder is looking for
  5. Be able to prepare a budget
  6. Be able to devise monitoring and evaluation mechanisms

They encourage you to attend all 3 sessions if you can, but this is not a requirement (for session outlines see Eventbrite).

New fund for groups supporting young people in Brighton & Hove

Sussex Community Foundation will be offering grants from the new Brighton & Hove Legacy Fund in their next funding round (deadline 11th January).

This fund is for projects which support the personal and educational development of children and young people across Brighton & Hove.

You can apply for up to £5,000, via the usual Sussex Community Foundation application process.

 

Data Protection events in September

Community Works are holding free events to help groups get to grips with their data protection responsibilities under the new GDPR legislation. Coming up this month:

  • Getting to Grips with GDPR, Thursday 13th September, 6-8pm, Community Base. A group discussion, led by Mary Darking from Brighton University
  • GDPR and Volunteering, Thursday 27th September, 9.30-12.30, Brighthelm. A meeting of the Volunteer Coordinators’ Network, focusing on the impact of GDPR on volunteering

Community Grants Drop-In Monday 10th September, 2-5pm

Want to make a difference in your community?
Got an idea but not sure where to start?
Already running a community group and need a helping hand?

Join us and East Brighton Trust’s other partners for free advice and support.

Community Grants Drop-In
Monday 10th September, 2-5pm
Whitehawk Library, Whitehawk Rd, BN2 5FL

You’ll be able to :

*Apply for a £500 small grant from East Brighton Trust
*Find out about other local funding sources
*Get advice and support to make your group or project a success
*Find out about local community spaces & resources for hire
*Talk to and be inspired by other local initiatives
PLUS!
Buffet and refreshments will be provided

https://www.facebook.com/events/1968626130095758/

Free GDPR discussion group for community groups and organisations

Community Works are holding a series of discussion groups about data protection for community groups. Places for Brighton & Hove groups are now available at the two sessions in Worthing, coming up this month.

Details:
Thursday 12 July or Friday 20 July
Worthing Town Hall, 6-8pm

To book a place:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/getting-to-grips-with-gdpr-worthing-tickets-46519973493

About the workshops:

Many organisations still have questions about GDPR, whether they are at the beginning of the GDPR process or a bit further along. If this applies to you, book your place now on our free Getting to Grips with GDPR discussion group. Each session is limited to 8 people and offers a safe and informal space for organisations to share common issues, questions and challenges around GDPR. They will be facilitated by Dr Mary Darking, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Innovation.

Feedback from the first session:

“I have a better understanding for the two charities I work with, and for me personally”
“I really like this style of learning”
“I don’t feel so stressed and anxious about GDPR”

The sessions are most appropriate for individuals who will be taking a lead on GDPR within their organisation, whether as a trustee, staff member or volunteer. They will provide the opportunity to reflect and will offer guidance and advice either on what action to take or where to look for more support. Each session will be led by the questions of the people who attend. Confidentiality will be respected at all times.

The above dates are prioritised for member organisations in Adur and Worthing, but owing to demand we are now also making them available to members in Brighton and Hove.

Please note that bookings are limited to one per organisation across the entire workshop series (5 sessions).

New funding source for young people’s projects

The #iwill Fund is a new government initiative which aims to increase overall participation of young people in meaningful social action from 40% to 60% by 2020, with a particular focus on deprived areas.

In Sussex, it is being administered by Sussex Community Foundation and the next deadline is the same as for all Sussex Community Foundation grants: 14th September 2018.

This fund has a separate application form and you can apply for up to £5,000 from the #iwill Fund even if you also have a general grant from Sussex Community Foundation.

East Brighton Trust Community Grants Drop In 24th April 2018

Do you live in East Brighton?

Want to make a difference in your community?
Got an idea but not sure where to start?
Already running a community group and need a helping hand?

Join East Brighton Trust, Sussex Community Foundation & The Resource Centre for free advice and support.

A chance to meet one to one with the Council’s dedicated funding search officer

Brighton & Hove Community Works are offering organisations a free funding search in partnership with the Communities, Equality & Third Sector Team at Brighton and Hove City Council. This service is your chance to meet one to one with the Council’s dedicated funding search officer, who will help you in your search for sources of funding using the national database Grantfinder.

You will talk through and select your organisation or project requirements, which will generate a list of potential funding sources. The results are prepared in a report that is emailed directly to your organisation. To achieve the most beneficial results from the search, a clear idea of your funding requirements should be identified before attending.

When

Appointments take approximately one hour and are available on the following dates between 10am and 2pm:

  • Tuesday 27 March
  • Friday 27 April
  • Thursday 17 May
  • Friday 29 June
  • Tuesday 17 July

Where

The service will be hosted in the Community Works offices in Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton.

Bookings

To book a place or for further advice contact Donna Edmead on communitiesteam@brighton-hove.gov.uk or 01273 291112.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training

How can you make sure that your organisation and activities are open and inclusive for all members of the community?  This course, run by Community Works  and led by  Jess Taylor from The Equality Academy provides an overview of equality, diversity and inclusion, flags up key legislation, and looks at what this means for planning and delivering your activities.

Date: Tuesday 15 May 2018

Time: (9.30am arrivals) 10:00am – 4.00pm

Venue: Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing BN11 1HA

Course fees are £50 for organisations which are members of Community Works and have an annual income under £250,000. Some bursary places are available to groups with an income of less than £35,000 per annum.

To book a place please contact jess@bhcommunityworks.org.uk