The Curiosity Club comes to Brighton

The Trust for Developing Communities, along with Brighton’s ONCA and MakerClub are delighted to have been awarded support by Curiosity (co-funded by Children In Need and Wellcome Trust) to run Curiosity Club, a three year science engagement project with young people in East Brighton, starting in autumn 2019. 

TDC Director Athol Halle says, “The aim of Curiosity Club is to enable young people to access exciting science, technology and creative learning opportunities that they would not usually get. The project will build participants’ inspiration and agency, supporting them to turn their ideas into innovations and make a difference in their community by generating solutions to problems they experience.” 

Young people will work together to explore and address issues they care about, linking personal empowerment with solutions to real world problems. We will use the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Brighton’s UNESCO Biosphere status as catalysts for engagement with environmental and social justice issues. 

The Curiosity Club project will be based mainly in East Brighton and it will proactively seek to engage participants from groups, including young people with disabilities. It will foster community building and feeling safe as well as creative thinking and exploration of emerging technologies.

To find out more please email [email protected] and have a look at what happened when MakerClub came to the Whitehawk Youth Cafe earlier in the year →


The project is supported via ‘Curiosity’, a collaboration between BBC Children in Need and Wellcome. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of BBC Children in Need or Wellcome. 

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