Some recent funding successes are helping us at TDC to crack on with some exciting new projects, particularly in the realm of youth work:
- Funding from the Manly Trust and the Sussex Police will support a group of young people to build an electric kit car, which they will then race at Goodwood.
- Our youth team are also gearing up to start two new projects supported by The Co-op Foundation, through the Building Connections Youth Fund; one increasing young people’s engagement with community spaces and the other seeing young people in Moulsecoomb and East Brighton creating fantastical tech inventions with MakerClub.
- TDC also received a small amount of funding from The Pride Social Impact Fund to purchase equipment for the 67 Centre.
In other areas of our work, we will shortly be starting an inspiring new project with The University of Brighton, training local people in Moulsecoomb to become Community Researchers – local people will co-create a community research model to build an understanding of the needs of the community and to influence service delivery. We have also recently received funding from Brighton and Hove Council for a new Education Hub Project and to continue our famous Coffee and Croissant sessions.
We continue to support community groups with fundraising bids and we are currently waiting to hear the outcome of recent bids to the Council’s Communities Fund. TDC are also waiting to hear the outcome of some recent applications, one significant bid we know has been successful but aren’t allowed to announce yet – watch this space! TDC is also working on two quite large partnership applications, which if successful would allow us to expand service delivery and bring some creative new projects to the communities we work with.
Please note that the Youth Led Grants Programme will be reopening shortly – community organisations in Brighton & Hove can apply to get between £500 and £5000 to fund projects for young people aged 11-19 (or up to 25 with special educational needs). If you have an idea and are interested in applying, please get in touch with Adam Muirhead – [email protected]