Resources

Please find here practical advice on managing  and running community buildings. We have pooled our local knowledge and experience and where appropriate refer you to the best available sources of support.  

This section is an ongoing and  collaborative and we continue to add to and improve it as we share  experiences  and accumulate knowledge with as wide a range of building managers as possible.

 

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Building Manager’s Checklist

Keyholders The number of sets of keys should be kept to a minimum for security reasons. It’s good practice for … Read more

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Capital/Building work

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Fire Procedures

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Funding Information and Advice

Sussex Community Foundation. (SCF) The Big Lottery Fund Brighton and Hove Council

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Health & Safety

For more guidance on Health and Safety with a handy checklist B&H Council Health & Safety Executive

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Insurance

By law, you have a duty of care to protect your charity’s assets and resources. Depending on what your charity … Read more

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IT Support

For IT support and advice on equipment please contact SCIP or call them on 01273 234049. SCIP offer ad-hoc advice … Read more

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Leases

Council Leases and Repairs. Contact the Health and Safety section of the Council, 01273 291489 the manager for your building … Read more

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Legislation, Licenses and Public Entertainment.

General Community Works and Locality both have regular updates on new or revised legislation affecting the Community and Voluntary sector. … Read more

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Protection of Children and Police Checks

You may need to check someone’s criminal record if they apply for certain jobs or voluntary work, for example working … Read more

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Public Entertainment License

Businesses, organisations and individuals who want to provide types of entertainment may require a licence or other authorisation from a … Read more

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Publicity, Newsletters, Publications and Advertising

Local Websites / Email Lists SCIP (The SCIP list) provides an email list Community Works – provides an email list … Read more

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Running an advice service

Advice UK (formerly FIAC) provide support on employment rights to any problems that voluntary sector orgs have with management – … Read more

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Staff

Paid Staff, building manager, caretakers, for examples of job descriptions and person specifications, and recruitment, other CBN members will be … Read more

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Support for community & voluntary organisations in Brighton & Hove.

The Trust For Developing Communities (TDC) Our city by the sea is home to some of the most affluent, and … Read more

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Trading

Locality give information on trading, VAT, Fundraising and Donations

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Training and development

Brighton and Hove Council opportunities. Community Works. Trust for Developing Communities. Brighton Housing Trust SCIP – can provide adhoc training … Read more

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Volunteering

Local Organisations The Trust for Developing Communities  Brighton and Hove Volunteer Search  (Community Base) Community Works – Volunteering University of … Read more

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