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More time to apply for the council’s Communities Fund

James Ledward October 17, 2018

Brighton and Hove City Council has extended the time for groups wanting to apply for its special communities funding. Organisations including self-help groups, community centres, neighbourhood events, sports, culture, arts and environmental work now have until Wednesday, October 31 to apply to the Communities Fund.

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Trans guidance for schools tackles stereotyping and keeping children safe

James Ledward October 7, 2018

Tackling out dated language and assumptions about behaviour based on gender is beneficial for all children – Gender stereotypes are old-fashioned and create unnecessary barriers. These messages are central to the latest edition of the Trans Inclusion Schools Toolkit, launched last week and soon to be shared with schools across the city.

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Community News

Funding scheme opens to city’s community and voluntary groups

James Ledward July 9, 2018

Community and voluntary organisations in Brighton and Hove are invited to apply for part of a £365,000 council funding scheme. The Communities Fund gives money to a wide variety of organisations including self-help groups, community centres, neighbourhood events, sports, culture, arts and environmental work.

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Arts

Council launches e-asy way to read and listen to books

James Ledward February 22, 2018

The city council’s library service launches new way to download and read eBooks and listen to eAudiobooks. Members of Brighton & Hove library services will be able to download the new BorrowBox app to their digital devices and access thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks free of charge at any time of the day. 

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Tonight at B RIGHT ON LGBT Community Festival: Celebrating Sisterhood

James Ledward February 20, 2018

Join the panel of inspirational women as they debate their authentic understanding of sharing strength, compassion and discussing ways of collectively repairing the harm caused by an unequal society by listening to women’s voices and lived experiences.

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Community News

Action taken to tackle ‘county lines’ drug-dealing in the city

James Ledward January 12, 2018

That’s the message in a report going to the Neighbourhoods, Inclusion, Communities & Equalities (NICE) committee on January 22. ‘County lines’ is the police term used to describe a national issue of urban gangs supplying drugs – primarily heroin and crack cocaine – to towns across the country using mobile phone lines.

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