In the west of the city we work with some amazing local partners, including The Hangleton and Knoll Project who deliver all the community development and engagement in their ward.
We offer information, advice, fundraising, training, engagement work and project planning to other newer organisations as they start to develop in Portslade and West Hove.
We foster community led public & private partnership projects such as The Portslade Neighbourhood Action Plan which is based on local knowledge and experiences that identifies priorities, resources and opportunities for people living and working in North & South Portslade.
We also nurture the growth of new small community groups. We offer information, advice, fundraising, training, engagement work and project planning.
The Purple People Kitchen is an award-winning food bank in Portslade and, apart from providing meals and food supplies for the most vulnerable Portslade residents, provides a much wider service to the community in raising awareness on food poverty by giving talks to schools and other community groups. Nearly £40,000 worth of voluntary hours are contributed each year.
Your West team
"The West is full of established communities with a history of working together. Our role is often to build on this by drawing in external resources and services"
Kirsty Walker, Director of Neighbourhood Projects
07308 165 732
"The community development work in the Portslade and Portland Road area is always varied, whether it is with Friends of Parks groups, local forums or food banks, the community works so hard for each other that it makes the work I do with residents a pleasure. If I can assist them with their aims in any small way then I go home happy"
Mark Drayton, Community Development Worker
07809 830 029
"My role in the west is to connect older, isolated and sometimes vulnerable people to a range of different sources of support and information, which I find both rewarding and a great privilege."
Cal Chester, Community Development Worker
07440 032 215