This is where you can donate money or support to either BrightonSoup or one of the projects who pitched at our first BrightonSoup ONLINE.
It is not just about money. All our community projects can benefit from donations of time, support, equipment, expertise and network building. So much can happen from connections made on the night.
If there is anything you can offer any of the projects, you can complete the contact form here and we can forward your details on, or use the contact details by each project below.
If you would like to donate money you can do so using the Donate Button below. You can then choose to donate to BrightonSoup or name the project you wish us to pass on your donation to.
Use this button and you can donate to either BrightonSoup or any of the projects below using the dropdown option. Note PayPal fees apply.
Broadband for Asylum Seekers
We are a small local charity, seeking funds to provide broadband for the rented houses used by the Home Office to accommodate asylum seekers in Brighton & Hove. Until recently, there were no asylum seekers placed here, but at the end of 2019, four rented houses were set up, shared by 29 people. We hear that there will soon be seven more houses, bringing the number of people placed here to around 70. Without internet access, it is very difficult for people to contact their lawyers, friends, family, or anyone they need to talk to. As one of the residents put it, “all my life is online and I can’t afford credit. The little money [£37.50/week] only buys food”.
Contact: Jacob Berkson
Hear the humour, passions and creativity of learning disabled people.
A monthly radio show and podcast with a reach of 35,000 radio listeners and 400 podcast subscribers worldwide, Carousel Radio communicates learning disabled people’s creative talent and lived reality to a wide audience.
In 2021 the show will feature sci-fi radio dramas by learning disabled writers, trips to imaginary sound forest Foley Woods, and surreal, funny and hard-hitting work from our poets. At a challenging time for society, Carousel Radio will introduce and reconnect audiences, artists and communities through the sharing of diverse voices and stories.
Carousel Radio challenges prejudices which lead to bullying, discrimination and inequality. To support Carousel Radio is to stand up for a fairer world, where society treats disabled people as equals.
Contact: Dave Lavis
Making in the City
Making in The City is a 12-week art project partnering with Antifreeze, a Brighton based homeless charity. The project will explore new ways to make art more accessible and to support homeless people through creativity. The project will focus on making art in small groups, in environments chosen with the participants. This will allow an opportunity to give the participants a voice to collaborate, design and create a bespoke project, a chance to discover and experiment with creative ideas, whilst being supported in a safer space.
Contact: Lucy Mytton
Survivors’ Network Homeopathy Project
This project delivers homeopathic treatment to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault. The project has been running at Survivors’ Network, the rape crisis centre for Sussex, since 2018. There are 3 x three hour clinics with nine to 10 consultations a month. All appointments have continued throughout the lockdowns and currently take place online. It is a donation only project therefore it is accessible to people who many not usually be able to afford treatment or who need long term treatment. Homeopathy is used to support survivors through various mental, emotional and physical health issues that are caused or triggered by their abuse. The types of ailments that people want help with range from insomnia & panic attacks to fibromyalgia & ME.
Contact: Tara Lavelle