Welcome to the latest and refreshed look edition of the Due East Neighbourhood Newsletter
The newsletter this time is focusing on Autumn activities and how these fun times can be used to help support local people in these trying times.
But more importantly the newsletter is to celebrate the fantastic work of local people in seeing each other through this nightmare that we have been plunged into.
We hope you will find interesting information about where you or someone you know might go to find the help that makes a difference.
West Sussex County Council, in partnership with Get Safe Online, is starting a search for volunteers to become part of a new group of ‘Digital Ambassadors’.
Once accepted on to the scheme, these Ambassadors will receive a series of specially tailored training sessions, delivered by experts from Get Safe Online, to help them educate and support their local communities to become safer online.
This could include one-to-one advice sessions, giving out leaflets or even hosting a webinar where the volunteer could share tips on how people can use the internet safely.
Read more: cyber heroes wanted
As of Wednesday 8 September 659,105 people over 16 in West Sussex have had one dose of the vaccine. That's 85.5% of the 16+ population.
Everyone is still able to come forward for a vaccination – there is no time limit. If you are yet to have your first dose please visit a walk-in service to receive your vaccine.
Read more: covid update 0921
Bicycle Ballet are inviting you to co-create and perform the Cilia Dance: a conversation using movement, rather than words, to explore how we travel around the city. Moving in lines and clusters, dancing looped sequences that describe, epitomise & reflect how we all move around the city: scooting, skating, walking, running, cycling, driving, riding…. A playful, fun and collaborative exchange; to dance in each other’s shoes and start a conversation about how we move around the city: access (and barriers) to transport, its impact on the environment and our health.
Join us for a free dance workshops in September, take part in the conversation and co-create a brand-new dance piece to be performed on Brighton Car Free Day!
Workshop in East Brighton (venue TBC): Monday 13th September from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Read more: Bicycle Ballet are inviting you to co-create and perform the Cilia Dance
Since the start of the pandemic East Brighton Trust has responded through our grant giving to a range of emergency situations caused by the Covid crisis. Throughout 2020 we awarded a significant amount of grants totalling over £60,000, directing these where they were most needed and benefiting thousands of people across East Brighton. Read about these →
Like many businesses, we have been impacted by the pandemic and have seen a reduction in our earnings. This has affected the amount of funds we are able to distribute.
We have therefore decided to limit our small grants awards to Summer and Winter grants of £500 for the 2021/22 financial year. We will not be accepting ad hoc grants outside of the small grants process.
This will enable us to reach as many groups as possible across East Brighton.