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This is where you can donate money or support to either BrightonSoup or one of the projects who pitched at our third BrightonSoup ONLINE on 15 October 2021.

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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.

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Scroll down for more information on each project and to see their pitches.

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Use this button and you can donate to either BrightonSoup or any of the projects below using the dropdown option. Note PayPal fees apply.

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BrightonSoup

All the ticket money to our funding events go to the winning project, so we cover the costs of organising and hosting the event ourselves. We rely on donations of food, culinary skills, musical talent, raffle prizes, time and money. All donations greatly appreciated.

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Hove Public Living Room

Stay Up late and Hove Methodists Community hub are setting up a Public Living Room.  

A Public Living Room is a non-agenda space where the community can come together to celebrate diversity, meet others and make friendships with purpose.  

We have a small core group of People with a Learning Disability and/or Autism who are running the Living Room and working with local people to develop the project. 

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Contacts: Christian Holder, Jenny Moore

Email: jenny@stayuplate.org 

Website: stayuplate.org

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Small Acts of Friendship

Small Acts of Friendship is a project launched by Friends of Brighton & Hove Hospitals in 2017 in partnership with the Elderly Care team at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. It is a programme of activities, ranging from hairdressing to music and poetry groups provided by both professionals and volunteers. These activities help patients keep a sense of dignity as well as physical and mental well-being in hospital, which means they are likely to recover more quickly and transition back to independence at home more easily.

Every Christmas we arrange for gifts to be taken to elderly patients who will be spending Christmas in hospital and we would like to extend this to the Respiratory Wards where there are also many younger patients.

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Contact: Katy Wells

Email: katywells@brightonhospitalfriends.org.uk 

Website: brightonhospitalfriends.org.uk 

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The Crown Project 

The BMEYPP aims to empower young people of colour from Black and Asian Minoritised communities aged 11 to 25. We provide safe spaces where young people can access information, support and advice through informal educational activities with youth workers and other positive role models.  

The Crown Project provides a space where young womxn share experiences of Black Hair Discrimination wherever it occurs. Youth workers use developmental group work arts activities and invite guest speakers which enable young people to discuss how to cope with and challenge these incidents. 

Working with local hair dressers, young people also learn about how to care for their beautiful black hair, and make their own  natural hair care products.  

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Contact: Vannessa Crawford

Email: info@bmeypp.org.uk

Phone: 07918 621423  

Website: facebook.com/bmeypp 

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CravenVale Honey Collective 

The CravenVale Honey Collective (CVHC) was founded in 2019 as a direct response to
climate change and the dramatic decline in bees. Presently we have one hive and nine
voluntary community beekeepers within the, densely populated mix of private and council houses, residential area of CravenVale (North Kemptown).

The initiative was to train volunteers, from the local area, into bee keepers. While alongside facilitate an educational community study group, during the winter months, for self directed learning. To plant and maintain bee friendly plants and herbs all around the estate, alongside facilitating educational children’s workshops on the habitats of bees and pollinators.

The project has been running for 2 years now but due to COVID we were only able to
receive our bees in April, so have enjoyed one summer of extreme beekeeping.

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Contact: Rachel Clatworthy

Email: rachelclatworthy@gmail.com

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