Resources for Community Building Managers and Supporters – Health Checks, Volunteers and Policies

Here are some of the resources available to community building network members and those who support our community buildings. In collaboration with The Trust for Developing Communities (TDC),  CBN  has developed a health check document which has been used with a number of community buildings to identify issues, challenges and areas of support for community … Read more

Sign up for CBNs next event – 4pm – 8pm 26th February at Community Base

Community Building Information and Networking Event 26th February 2019 The Conference Room, Community Base, Queens Road, Brighton. As well as the opportunity  to network and meet the CBN committee  there will be sessions on; The opportunities around the new Third Sector commission and a ‘live’ fundraising session. Making young people welcome in community buildings. Looking at the common challenges faced … Read more

Brighton Energy Coop Community Fund 2018 is now open for applications!

Brighton Energy Coop’s Community Fund is now open for applications! This year applications for grants  of up to £3,500 are now open for any organisation in the BN postcode area until 30th November 2018.  The Winner will be announced before Christmas for projects to be up and running by March 2019. The aim of the … Read more

BHCC Communities Fund 2018-19 – Closing Date 19th October

At the last CBN meeting in August we were very happy to welcome Jonathan Best from Brighton and Hove City Council who came to talk about all things funding related.  Jonathan outlined the processes for applying for the The Communities Fund, which offers support to local community groups, voluntary organisations & not-for-profit social enterprise – … Read more

Support for Anyone Managing a Community Building.

Do you manage a community building in Brighton and Hove? Would you like some support in setting priorities? Do you want some advice about how to meet your aims? We’re offering supportive health checks for Network members to review strengths and weaknesses, identify priorities and develop a mini-action plan. There are a limited number of … Read more

New Funding for CBN – Future Proofing Our Community Buildings

We’re delighted to have recently received funding from the Brighton & Hove City Council’s collaboration fund to support our work with community buildings across the city. The project is in partnership with TDC who have been working with us for the past couple of years.  They support over 150 community groups to find funding and … Read more

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service visit CBN Meeting – May 2018


At the last CBN meeting in May we were very happy to welcome Fire Safety Inspector Lena Hughes from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, who talked through various aspects of fire safety in relation to community buildings.  She answered the many attendees questions about their fire safety concerns Those present were particularly interested in … Read more

Your Place @ Brighton Festival in the Community.

 After a year of working together with Brighton Festival and Brighton People’s Theatre, the Community Steering Committees of East Brighton & Hangleton are proud to bring back Your Place for a second year in Hangleton Community Centre / Hangleton Park and The Manor Gym, following its wonderful success in 2017.

Next meeting and dates for your diary in 2018

The Community Buildings Network is meeting again on Tuesday 14th August 2.30pm at Cornerstone Community Centre, Church Road, Hove. There will be a guest speaker, details of which will be announced here. Please come along and share your knowledge, experience and concerns with the group. For more information please e-mail Ann Tizzard   Meeting dates … Read more