The Brunswick Community Development Project has compiled this directory. It contains information on local organisations and includes contact names, numbers, e-mail and addresses. We hope you find it useful in finding out more about what is happening in the area. The information has been recently updated and to our knowledge is correct. Should you find any of the details to be incorrect, we would be grateful if you could let us know.
Brunswick Community Development Project
This directory has been compiled by the
Community Development Project. We work with people in Brunswick to
create positive change. The project supports existing organisations
and is developing new initiatives. We hope you find the directory
useful in finding out more about what is happening in the area.
If you have any comments or queries about
the project or this directory, please to do not hesitate to contact us.
New Venture Theatre
NVT is a community theatre, committed not
only to achieving the highest standards on stage, but also to cultivating
original work. It has 2 performance venues, rehearsal space, a bar
and holds regular acting classes.
The Old Market
Grade Two listed building. Host to many
arts events including music, dance and theatre. Also available for hire,
ideal for events such as wedding receptions, live music or private parties.
St Andrews Church
The church is now shut until later in the year while
it undergoes building work to make it into a all year round venue for music
and other community events.
Hove Businesses Association
The Association ensures that the business
community has a voice that is heard. Its Members work actively in helping
to shape the economic prosperity of the community by lobbying relevant
authorities and agencies. An informal ‘Drop-in’ Meeting is held in
Central Hove at 6pm on the first Wednesday of each month. It is open to
members, prospective members and non-members to bring before a Management
Team any business problems or suggestions that they might have to improve
our area or just to chat generally. A newsletter is also distributed
The Princes Trust
If you are 18-30 and unemployed or “under
employed” the Princes Trust can offer low interest loans up to £5000,
test marketing grants, support and advice from a business mentor for up
to 3 years.
AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS
The volunteer bureau exists to promote
volunteering locally by helping potential volunteers find voluntary work
that best suits their needs. Helping non for profit organisations get in
touch with potential volunteers. Helping organisations to promote good
practice in the use of volunteers.
The Black Minority Ethnic Community
BMECP's mission is to "facilitate the development
of a strong and sustainable Black and minority ethnic voluntary and community
sector br creating an effective and unified voice, addressing the causes
of social exclusion and promoting a cohesive community." Overall,
BMECP exists to provide a safe, inclusive environment in which black and
minority ethnic communities can thrive and develop individually and collectively
to the benefit of all.
Brunswick Community Festival Group
Run an annual August festival in Brunswick
Square and St Ann's Well's Gardens.
Brunswick Community Development Project
Contact: Charles Boustany
For information on the project go to Brunswick
Community Development Project
Contact: Angela Sandrina
Provides rooms for a wide range of social, educational and political activities. It houses a local community playgroup and also has a community cafe. The Cornerstone Community Centre has many groups using the building and providing services to the local community these include:
Baby massage Poetry
for pleasure Yoga Slimming world
Pilates Line dancing Bridge ESOL
classes Spiritual healing Meditation
Philosophy circle Tai-chi Migrant
helpline Keep Fit Leaseholders legal
The Friendship Centre offers an inexpensive
weekly lunch on Fridays, with a short talk and a chance to meet new people
for anyone who cares to drop in. This starts 11.45am.
Japanese Women’s Group
Contact: Mishiyo Savage
Polish Community Centre
For more information contact:
Sussex African Communities Project
Offers information and support to black
Africans and African Caribbeans on sexual health, HIV and relationships
& YOUNG PEOPLE
For information on childcare in your area
including childminders, pre-schools, playgroups please contact the Childrens
Information Service on (01273) 293545
Amigos Multi-cultural Pre–School Group
Mon - Fri 9.30am - 12pm during term time.
For parents and carers and their pre-school
Parents and Toddlers
Wednesdays in termtime only.
Stories, songs and playtime plus a light
Meets every Tuesday in term time 5 - 7pm
HYPE Youth Club
Meets every Thursday 7.30pm
Holiday schemes for 4 - 11 years
Out of school care for 5 - 12 year olds.£9
per session. Mon - Fri 3.15 - 6pm term-times.
Princes Trust Team
If you are between 16 - 25 and unemployed
you can be part of a team of 15 people for 12 weeks, take on community
projects of your choosing, spend an action-packed residential week and
get two weeks work experience
World Youth Millennium Awards
17 - 25 year olds work with community projects
in the UK for 3 months and then overseas for 3 months learning about other
cultures and gaining invaluable experience and skills for the future.
Creating Futures Ltd is an umbrella organisation
working across Sussex with young people primarily aged between 13 - 25
years. It works in partnership with various different organisations to
fulfil the needs of the many projects for which it is responsible.
Brighton and Sixth Form College
Offers adult education language classes.
Centre for Continuing Education
Runs a series of adult education classes
in a variety of locations in Brighton & Hove.
Brighton and Hove City College
Offers a wide range of adult education
Family Learning Project
The children have seperate sessions with a primary teacher at this time, with literacy or numeracy activities appropriate to their age group. The joint sessions for parents and children often focus on a practical activity such as cooking, or making books - or a visit to the library or local shops; the aim to encourage early learning, whilst having fun!
For further information, please contact:
Adult education provider.
Portslade Community College
Portslade Community College is a centre
of Educational and Recreational opportunity for the whole Community, and
our aim is to provide for and serve needs within Portslade, the wider City
of Brighton and Hove and the surrounding neighbourhood.
Workers Educational Association (WEA)
Contact: Shula Rich
Established to help all leaseholders with information, advice, guidance and support
We campaign for leasehold abolition and
its replacement by commonhold. We advice, inform and support leaseholders
in all the problems that arise due to the leasehold system. All enquirers
may telephone our 24 hour info line on 01273 705432 for details of drop-ins
and solicitors surgeries.
First Base offers a range of services for
homeless and vulnerable men and women. It operates an ‘open door’ policy
and its services include: wide-ranging advice, cheap meals, showers, a
clothes store, laundry facilities and, as a Healthy Living Centre, access
to health care practitioners and staff.
Joint Hove YMCA & CDHA housing venture
providing 18 individual bed sits in a secure environment specifically for
vulnerable 16-25 year olds. Services include: emergency beds, laundry service,
life skills, access to counselling etc.
Peace Statue Soup Run
Offers hot soup and sandwiches to homeless
an vulnerable people Mon - Fri 7pm.
St John Ambulance Homeless Service
Provides basic healthcare for homeless
people every Thurs and first and third Wed of the month 7pm-8pm.
St Patrick's has:
Brunswick Older Peoples Project
Gentle exercise classes for over 60s in
the Brunswick area of Hove
St John's Centre
The Centre offers social opportunities to help meet the varied needs of older people and are especially for those who find it difficult to get out and about.
The Centre provides friendly company, activities, outings, support and access to other services. Drop-in places are available alongside referred places through social services using Centre transport.
Tel 01273 729603
- St John's Centre Cafe
- Computer Access
The Brighton & Hove Chinese Older
A social group for older Cantonese speakers. It meets every Mon 1.30 - 3.30pm at the Brunswick Community Development Project.
For more information
Borough Street Community Group
East Brunswick Residents' Association
Friends of Brunswick Square & Terrace
Lansdowne Area Residents Association
Friends of Palmeira & Adelaide
Residents association for those living
in Palmeira Square, Adelaide Cres and Palmeira Mansions
Residential home for the visually impaired
people run by RNIB
A residential unit for young people with
autism and concomitant learning disabilities and challenging behaviours.
Davigdor Infant School
Somerhill Junior School
St Mary Magdalene RC Primary School
Al Medina Mosque
All Saints Church
Bodhisattva Buddhist Centre is part of
the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism. Bodhisattva Centre offers
a range of classes and meditations, from general introductions to in-depth
study, which help everyone develop inner peace and contentment.
Brighton and Hove Central Spiritualist
Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue
This is a thriving congregation of over
300 Jewish people living in Sussex and interested in pursuing their Judaism
in a modern and thoughtful way. We have a welcoming, warm atmosphere
at our services, which are accompanied by singing. The synagogue
also has an active social group which organises sing-a-longs, quizzes and
other fun evenings. Our Religion School is bustling with classes for children
from 3 years old upwards. We also have Purim and Chanukah parties.
First Church of Christ Scientists
Holland Road Baptist Church
We are a large and friendly church, welcoming
people of all ages. Our Sunday services are at 10.30am and 6.30pm
but we are not just a ‘Sunday’ church; we have many other activities that
take place through the week.
Hove Hebrew Congregation
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
St Abram and St. Mary’s Church
St Johns Church
St Patrick’s Church
Brighton & Hove City Council main switchboard