Understanding Community Interpreting Level 1

The WEA have spaces available on their course: Award in Understanding Community Interpreting Level 1

This qualification offers the opportunity for students who are speakers of other languages to learn about the role of the community interpreter. You will learn about the language skills required when working in the community – giving an awareness of how language changes depending on the situation. There is also an opportunity to look at how public and voluntary service sectors work in the community.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to talk to a member of WEA staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 07500 972664
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course
  • You should be a confident speaker of English and be fluent in at least one other language

Course details:

Starts: Friday 13th April at 9:30am
Finishes: Friday 6th July
Time: 9:30am-1:30pm
Location: Honeycroft, Sackville Road, Hove, BN3 3WF
Cost: £135

You may be entitled to a free course if you receive certain benefits

Pitch to Brighton Soup in June 18

If you (or someone you know) could benefit from a little bit of funding and support then please apply online at brightonsoup.org.uk/projects. They are currently open for submissions for their  next event to be held in June.

Last Friday, Isha, Boudicca and Tom from Audio Active won the public vote and £448 of ticket money and donations for their “Women in Music Tech” project. A surprise secret donation on the night gave all 4 projects a separate £250 donation. So B&H Speak Out’s Thumbs Up, Free University Brighton’s Projector and Fabrica’s Textile Flow also came away with some funding as well as other support and assistance gained on the night.

You can contact Brighton Soup directly if you want more information about how to apply for the next event:

0844 586 8182

brightonsoup.org.uk
facebook.com/brightonsoup
@brightonsoupuk

Food Safety Level 2 training

Organised by Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

Thurs 29th March, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Stanmer Room, The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, BN1 1YD
£5 – £10 for volunteers / £25 for staff

Do you volunteer or work for a community group or organisation that involves food, such as a surplus food project, lunch club, food bank or community garden?

This is a certified Food Safety Level 2 course delivered by David Taylor. http://www.davidtaylortraining.co.uk/

Places are limited to two people per organisation although if you have more please let us know and we will put them on a waiting list

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/level-2-food-safety-award-catering-for-food-projects-tickets-42667893819

Discounts on last minute room hire at Brighthelm

Need to hire a room last minute? Try the Brighthelm’s “Room in a rush” – hire a room last minute and get a 50% discount on the usual hire price.

Contact:

Email bookings@brighthelm.org.uk or call them on 01273 964220 (9AM to 4.30PM)
www.brighthelm.org.uk

Comic Relief Core Funding is back!

Comic Relief Core Strength for Local Communities – applications via Sussex Community Foundation. Next Deadline Friday 4th May 2018, 5pm

This fund supports charitable organisations with annual incomes of up to £100,000 addressing disadvantage, to cover core costs (i.e. expenditure not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation as a whole, such as basic running costs).  Grants available of up to £10,000.  This fund has its own criteria and online application form. Applicants may apply separately to both this fund and Sussex Community Foundations’ general awards Summer Round, provided that any application for the latter is to support project activity costs (i.e. not for core costs). Previous applicants may also apply though you are recommended to contacting the Grants Team to discuss your previous application before making a further submission.

2018 school summer holiday funding for educational or charitable projects

The Goodall Foundation (tGF) is offering to fully fund educational or charitable projects taking place on the Barge during the 2018 school summer holidays.

Since the Barge relaunched as a non-profit community and youth hub in the summer of 2017, over 20 organisations and community groups have run activities aboard, bringing the space to life. Whether a regular yoga class or a team away day, the Barge has demonstrated its appeal and value to the Marina and the city more broadly. The Barge is an asset owned by the Marina who hope that it will continue to grow into a hub of activity, enabling local community and youth groups and other socially-oriented organisations to broaden their offer to staff and beneficiaries alike.

“Last Summer’s activities were a great success. We saw over 600 participants take part in a variety of activities and more importantly we begun to see the endless potential the creative space presents” says Sunetta Kiarie, Programmes Manager at tGF. The Foundation are helping with the day to day management of the space and hope to see more young people, families and professionals engage with the Barge this Summer.

The residency is open to charities and community organisations in Brighton and Hove and will run from July 25th until September 3rd.

Applicants will have the option to apply for a three-week residency or the full six-weeks of the holidays. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Design a programme of activity that is built on the teams, projects and infrastructure you have as part of your organisation or;
  2. Curate a programme of events, delivered by your team and/or other external organisations with whom you have partnerships.

Both of these options will be fully funded. tGF anticipate up to £5,000 for three weeks or £10,000 for all six weeks. The deadline for both applications is Friday 16th March 2018 at 5.00pm. Find more information and the full application pack at http://medium.com/@theGoodallFdn

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.

Media training 8th Feb

Workshop organised by Community Works.
Understanding how to engage with print, TV and radio journalists is key to the success of your organisation. This low-cost, whistle-stop briefing Working with the media will help you to:

  • recognise the media’s agenda
  • understand techniques for dealing with different styles of media
  • communicate effectively with each type of media
  • develop and illustrate your key messages and avoid the common pitfalls.

There a few places remaining, so please book now if you want to come along.
Title: Working with the media
Date: Thursday 8 February 2018
Time: 9.30-11.30am
Venue: BMECP Centre, Central Brighton
How to book: For more details and to book please visit http://bhcommunityworks.org.uk/working-with-the-media/

Safeguarding courses from Safety Net

There are a few places left on Safety Net’s Safeguarding courses running throughout January.

Any questions feel free to give Safety Net a call on 01273 420973.

First aid training, 26th February

As part of LGBT HISTORY MONTH & The B Right On LGBT Community Festival.

Hosted by the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum with Guest Trainer.

Emergency First Aid at Work.

A nationally recognised course and valid for three years.

Awarding body: FutureQuals and Highfield

Programme includes:

Prioritising treatments, management of an unconscious casualty, cpr, defibrillation, choking, burns, fractures, bleeding, medical conditions, causes of unconsciousness including anaphylaxis and how to administer an EPIpen.

Lunch Provided.

£35 per person

12 SPACES ONLY!

The course includes a certificate and booklet on all the elements covered during the day.

WHEN: Monday 26th February 2018, 10am – 4pm.

WHERE: The Phil Starr Pavilion, Victoria Gardens, BN1 1WN, Brighton.

To book please click here

Please contact the organisers if you have any access requirements or restriction concerns by emailing access@lgbt-help.com or by calling 01273 855620 and selecting option 4

The B Right On LGBT Community Festival celebrates LGBT History Month, is organised by the Volunteers of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum and takes place at the Phil Starr Pavilion – a multi functional, fully accessible, heated performance, conference and community space with a licensed bar which is located on Victoria Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1WN.

More info on the Forum can be found here.

More info on the B Right On Festival can be found here.