Brighton City Partnership For Education are delighted to work with a number of partners who support and add value to our services.
The SFSC programme is funded through the Troubled Families national programme of whole family support. In Brighton & Hove, the programme has funded family support and family coaching work both within the Council – through the Integrated Team for Families and the Early Help Hub – and through commissioned work with the Community and Voluntary Sector.
After two very successful year long contracts with BCPFE to deliver additional family support to member schools in 2016 and 2017, the programme has re-contracted with BCPFE for a further 15 months through to March 2019 to support the continuation of this valuable work, based on excellent outcome evidence to date.
Dolphin House, a Brighton-based charity, have been providing expert in-school counselling in 7 BCPFE schools since 2013. They offer an excellent and flexible service, tailored to the needs of individual schools, with a mix of individual counselling and therapeutic group work.
In 2014, Dolphin House were successful in securing funding to provide free adult counselling initially to parents/carers from Carlton Hill Primary and Tarnerland Nursery, then extended to Elm Grove Primary. BCPFE is working with Dolphin House to explore funding opportunities to further extend this provision.
Our Future City aims to improve the lives and life chances of children and young people in Brighton & Hove through cultural engagement and creative skills development.
Through Our Future City, children, young people and professionals from health, social services, local businesses, the creative industries, education and culture, have come together to find ways to transform our city in the next 10 years.
Together we’re developing a way of working that will address inequality and lack of opportunity in a systematic way. It will happen within cultural education, but most importantly also beyond it. Our Future City is a 10-year strategy, developed through an intensive 10-month process of consultation and pilot programmes, that has now progressed to a three-year programme of activities, being delivered across the city.
We have five clear goals, to:
To find out more about Our Future City, the work we are doing in Brighton & Hove and how you can get involved, please visit our website: www.ourfuturecity.org.uk
Inspiring Local Giving – Meeting Local Need
At Sussex Community Foundation we are all about long-term commitment to Sussex and its people.
Since 2006, Sussex Community Foundation have raised a total of £24.5 million to support Sussex communities, manage funds of money on behalf of Sussex donors, connecting them to the groups and communities they want to support. The foundation has given over 4,000 grants in partnership with those donors totalling £11.5 million to around 2,000 charities and community groups.
We help support Sussex communities by giving grants to a massive range of smaller charities and community groups across East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove. Most of our grants are between £1,000 and £5,000 and many go to community groups that are working to tackle deprivation and disadvantage. However, we fund a vast span of activities, paying for everything from a new tea urn for a village hall and kit for a local football team to food banks and homeless shelters.
In July 2017, BCPFE were fortunate enough to receive an award from Sussex Community Foundation to further develop our Inside Out programme which supports children’s emotional resilience. BCPFE Family Support Service will run this programme in 6 of our member schools in 2017-18 and also set up a Pupil Form to develop the role of Wellbeing Ambassadors in our BCPFE schools.
To find out more about Sussex Community Foundation, who we fund and how you can get involved,
please visit our website: www.sussexgiving.org.uk