We provide advice and support, and learning and networking opportunities to voluntary and community organisations across Adur, Worthing, Brighton and Hove.
We aim to ensure that our services are accessible, responsive to your needs, and reflect the diversity of the voluntary and community sector.
Advice and support
We can give you one-to-one support and advice to help you to run your voluntary or community organisation. If you’d like to speak to someone about a specific piece of help you need, get in touch with us on:
Brighton office: 01273 234023
Worthing office: 01903 207735
Groups based in Brighton & Hove can also attend one-to-one advice sessions which take place on the last Tuesday of each month, between 2pm and 4pm.
We run a number of email groups for voluntary and community organisations who operate in Adur and Worthing, Brighton and Hove. Most of these email groups are only available to our member organisations.
Learning and training
We run training courses on a range of topics, as well as regular workshops on popular subjects. Many of these are free and some are charged for. Find out more about our training courses.
In addition, there are many Adur and Worthing learning opportunities, including networks, funding surgeries and workshops.
We’re a membership organisation for voluntary and community organisations. Our members benefit from exclusive access to some of our services, including training courses, conferences, newsletters and email groups.
To hear more about our programme of events and activities for our members, and the support we can give you and your organisation, sign up to receive newsletters from us.
We run a number of networks for voluntary and community organisations. The networks are a great way to meet, learn, and work together with other local organisations to influence local policies and plans.
We also run conferences for our members. It’s a great way to meet and learn with other local organisations.
Recruiting and working with volunteers
Voice and representation
Representing the voluntary and community sector at a local level is a key part of our work. We ensure that our members’ voices and expertise are heard at a range of partnerships, boards and informal meetings with key people across the local area.
In Adur and Worthing we currently have representatives attending the Health and Wellbeing Partnership. We’re looking for people to act as representatives at meetings of the Safer and Stronger Communities Partnership, and the Adur & Worthing Business Partnership. The Adur and Worthing Green Spaces Partnership and the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) forum.
In Brighton and Hove we currently have representatives attending a range of partnership meetings and involved in a variety of project and service developments.
Other support available
There are a number of other organisations which also provide support to community groups and voluntary organisations in the area.
Adur and Worthing
Read more about how support organisations in Adur and Worthing may be able to help you.
Brighton and Hove
Read more about how support organisations in Brighton and Hove may be able to help you.
Other support organisations
We work closely with other organisations in the local area to ensure that you have access to a range of high-quality, joined-up support. Additionally, we facilitate a Support Services Network in Brighton and Hove.