The Big Dish Out 2014

The TDC’s Community Workers with Young People have been working furiously over the last few months, supporting a group of local teenagers from Moulsecoomb, Bevendean and Coldean to plan the Big Dish Out 2014.  The group, aged from 14 to 19, have been guided through the process of setting up a participatory commissioning process for … Read more

Dementia Awareness Event

 Joanna Hill and Sue Sayers are leading on a Clinical Commissioning Group funded project to help the Community & Voluntary Sector become more Dementia friendly. Thursday 27th March saw representatives from community groups and voluntary organisations with an interest in this topic come together at a participatory event. After a selection of speakers and an … Read more

‘From Downs to Sea’ at Brighton Museum’s art gallery

The Trust for Developing Communities’ partnership with Brighton & Hove Museums on a community-curator’s project called ‘Select’, came to fruition on Friday 4th April when a new exhibition ‘From Downs to Sea’ opened in Brighton Museum’s art gallery. TDC’s community development worker Clare Hopkins, has spent the last year supporting people in Portslade and West … Read more

Message from our Chair

“We know that it is the residents in neighbourhoods across the city who are best placed to decide what they need. At TDC we support them to develop their ideas and turn them into action.”
Fabia Bates

Win An iPad Mini in our special website launch competition!

Win An iPad Mini in our special website launch competition! Answer one simple question based on information you can find out from searching our new website and you will be entered into our draw to win an iPad mini donated by Pulborough based company Spellman High Voltage Electronics Ltd. This competition will run for the … Read more

Purple People Kitchen, Portslade

We have supported Food Banks in partnership with Fareshare, in three areas of the city. Purple People Kitchen is based in Portslade and has expanded into a café and catering.

‘The Food Bank helps me out at a time when I am finding it hard to pay my bills. I hope that in six months I will be able to look after myself. I like coming to have a chat and something to eat.’

Multi-cultural Womens Group, Hollingbury

Health Walks – The Hollingbury Multicultural Women’s Group explored a little bit of Hollingbury on foot

‘We can have fun with our friends. If we don’t understand we can get help from our friends – they can help us with Thai words. We can ask one to help the other.’

From Downs to Sea

An exhibition resulting from the Community Curators project supported by TDC and in partnership with Brighton & Hove Museums, which involved the residents of Portslade and West Hove selecting works of art from the Arts Council Collection.

The project….‘enabled a small group of people to experience something entirely new and life-changing’
Wendy, Portslade resident

Wild Park Youth Festival

161 young people attended/
“This [event] is good because it’s for us. We always have to go into town to find fun stuff to do”
Jade, 13

Working together

Vera from the Food Partnership takes us through a Food Waste Quiz at our 2014 TDC AGM

Coldean Strolling, Allotment & Shop!

‘The Strolling Activity got off to a good start then some wet weather made it difficult for wheelchair users. The raised bed we were tending to at Coldean Community Allotment got neglected as a result, but by July it had become a magnet to bees and everybody on the site was approving of this happy accident!’
Derrick Neilson, New Larchwood Activities Group Chair/strong>

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