Community Grants Drop-in at the Bevy, 27th June

East Brighton Trust have organised a free Drop-in day for local groups wanting to find out about fundraising for their projects.

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?

Drop in for free advice and support from East Brighton Trust, Sussex Community Foundation, Brighton & Hove Council, UnLtd, Trust for Developing Communities and the Resource Centre.

Community Grants Drop-In – Thursday 27th June, 1-4pm – The Bevy, Hillside, Brighton, BN2 4TF

  • Apply for one of East Brighton Trust’s £500 small  grants & get help filling in the form
  • Find out about other local funding sources
  • Get advice & support for your group or project
  • Free food and drink

New smoothie bike for hire

Pedal your way to tasty, healthy snacks with our new smoothie bike! Now available to hire, our “fender blender” is suitable for children aged 6 – 14. It will be great for fetes and fairs and allows children to create a delicious fruit smoothie using the power of their own pedalling.

Crowdfunding for Community Groups workshop

Date and Time

Tue, 12 March 2019, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT

Location

The Bevy, 50 Hillside, Brighton, BN2 4TF

Details

Have you got a community based project that needs funding?

This event is for community groups and organisations in Brighton & Hove who are interested in crowdfunding.

Come along with your ideas for the chance to work through your project plans and find out more about how Crowdfunding could work for you.

You’ll also hear about the Projects that Matter Campaign that we’re running with the CriSeren Foundation and how you could be one of the 5 local causes to receive £1,000 towards your first crowdfunding ask.

The workshop will be run by Crowdfunder.co.uk the #1 community crowdfunding platform, having raised over £60m for business, charity and social enterprise projects across the UK.

Topics to be covered:

  • Introducing Crowdfunder
  • What is crowdfunding?
  • What makes a good crowdfunding project?
  • Three steps to success
  • Accessing advice and support

To book

Places are limited so please book your spot early. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crowdfunding-for-community-groups-brighton-hove-tickets-55961805266

 Please notify the organiser if there are any adjustments you require in order to participate fully at the event, and we will do our best to meet those requirements where possible.

Brighton Soup’s next funding event 22nd March

It’s been a while, but Brighton Soup are getting ready for our spring soup community funding event.

Last time out Silvina de Vita pitched and won £415 in donations for her Arts & Crafts Project. Based at the Bevy, the project is helping to bring people together over creative activities.

This time Brighton Soup will be taking place at St Richard’s Community Hall, Hangleton on Friday 22nd March 2019.

If you need a little funding and support for your project, or have an idea to get one started, then apply at brightonsoup.org.uk/projects. You don’t have to be a charity, just someone with an idea that to help their community in a charitable way. #

Check the website for details or get in touch for a chat.

Tickets at brightonsoup.org.uk/ticket-office

Networking opportunity for groups working in Hanover & Elm Grove

Coffee & Croissant with Colleagues – Hanover & Elm Grove Hub Networking events

Date: Every first Wednesday of the month

9th January, 6th February, 6th March, 3rd April, 1st May, 5th June, 3rd July, 7th August, 4th September, 2nd October, 6th November, 4th December.

Time: 9:00am -10:30am

Venue: The Edge Community Centre, Pankhurst Avenue, Brighton, BN2 9YN

Facilitated by Trust for Developing Communities

In these sessions you will…

  1. Meet other people working or running activities in Hanover and Elm Grove
  2. Explore ways to work together more effectively
  3. Collaborate to meet community needs
  4. Become more confident working with communities

To register your interest book via Eventbrite on https://bit.ly/2SWt7o3

Email Emma on emmareeves@trustdevcom.org.uk for more information.

Community Buildings information and networking event 15th November

The Trust for Developing Communities and the Community Buildings Network are holding an event in November to give those involved with running Community Buildings the chance to network and get support in managing their buildings. The event is free and lunch is included.

You do not need to already be a member of the Community Buildings Network to attend, but Advance registration is essential

Thursday 15th November

10.00 – 2.30 pm with lunch

Conference Room, Community Base, Brighton

  • Learn how to recruit and keep trustees, committee members and volunteers
  • Make sure your building is Dementia friendly
  • Save lots of time with our quick overview of essential policies for community buildings
  • Network with others managing community buildings and the CBN committee
  • Share your issues and get advice

Book your space here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/community-building-information-and-networking-event-tickets-49805218750

For more information or if you have any questions please contact training@trustdevcom.org.uk or call Cal Chester on 01273 262220.

 

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

Pitch at Brighton Soup – deadline 20th February

The next Brighton Soup community funding event is on Friday 16th March @ All Saints Church, Hove. If you’re interested looking for some funding, community support and a chance to let people know what you’re doing, then here’s a great opportunity.

Standing up to ask a room full of people to help you with your project can be scary, but the guys at Brighton Soup will help you. They give you pitch training, support you throughout the process and ultimately the room is full of very lovely people wanting to help.

To apply just answer 3 simple questions at brightonsoup.org.uk/projects.

Don’t take too long though, the application deadline is Tuesday 20th February 2018.

Free event on social enterprise, 30th November

Community Works and The Platform are hosting an event on setting up a social enterprise, this Thursday (30th November) 10am – 1pm.

This session will enable you to explore what it means to be a social enterprise and support you to make an informed choice as to whether this approach is right for your organisation. There will be a Q&A with social enterprises Foodini Club and award-winning Here, long with Rebecca Luff, Award Manager at UnLtd and Social Enterprise specialist adviser, Mark MacTaggart.

Whether you are an established organisation or starting a social venture, this workshop will enable you to:

  • Recognise the defining features of a social enterprise
  • Explore the benefits and challenges of becoming a social enterprise
  • Identify your next steps and where to access support

A limited number of 30 minute 1-2-1 sessions will be available 1 month after the workshop – bookable on a first come first served basis. A booking link will be shared with attendees after the workshop.

The event is free, but you need to register at http://www.theplatform.org.uk/event/social-enterprise-right-approach-organisation/

Information session about Sussex Community Foundation

On 7 December,  1-3pm at the Brighthelm Centre, Brighton & Hove Council will be holding an information session for charities and community groups with Sussex Community Foundation.   This will be a great opportunity to find out more about the funding available from Sussex Community Foundation, as well as guidance and tips for applicants.   There will also be a presentation on “what funders are looking for” which will be of use for funding applications in general.  The sessions will cover

  • Presentation on the Sussex Community Foundation grants
  • “What funders are looking for” – tips and advice
  • Workshop with community groups – a chance to build links and share learning

This session is particularly aimed at community groups working on topics which tackle hatred and prejudice; which build sense of belonging and community cohesion; and building community resilience.

There are a set number of places available, to book a space please email melinda.king@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk