Five local organisations receive support

Five high impact voluntary organisations in Brighton and Hove have shown they are ready and willing to make the necessary changes to deliver sustainable services to their users.

Brighton Women’s Centre, Creative Future, The Food Partnership, Friends, Families & Travellers, and MindOut have each been awarded a grant to implement organisational change, funded by the Cabinet Office’s Local Sustainability Fund and delivered by Big Lottery Fund.

The resource will allow them to find time, support and critical challenge needed to make improvements in areas they have identified as development priorities.

Over 1,000 organisations applied to the scheme last year and completed an online assessment to demonstrate understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. 265 organisations have been funded across the country. The five successful organisations in Brighton and Hove were among 23 recipients in the South East and their grants total £334,534

Using professional advice and volunteers from local businesses, the organisations will focus on demonstrating their impact, succession planning and income diversification.

With support from us, CEOs from the organisations will come together at regular intervals during the programme to action plan and share resources. Their trustee boards will exchange their knowledge and experience of leading change.

Learning will also be made available to the wider voluntary and community sector, to maximize the impact of the programme locally.

For more details, read our full press release.

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“It is imperative that organisations plan for their long-term sustainability but many simply don't have the capacity to focus on their own development when resources are so tight. The five successful organisations are all providing vital services to some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our society. It's fantastic that they have this opportunity to focus on their development and that we can share their learning to benefit our members.”

“It is imperative that organisations plan for their long-term sustainability but many simply don't have the capacity to focus on their own development when resources are so tight. The five successful organisations are all providing vital services to some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our society. It's fantastic that they have this opportunity to focus on their development and that we can share their learning to benefit our members.”

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