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Sompting Big Local Community Picnic, Sompting Rec, Saturday 28th August 11am-3pm

Bring your own picnic, and join us on Sompting Rec for our 1940's themed Community Picnic. 
With 4 hours of music, a 1940 home front bus, this is an opportunity to get together in a large open space. 
Please walk to the venue if you can, but if you must drive please park responsibly.
Visit our Facebook events page for more details.

 Adur East Lions Club - Family Fun Day 

Sunday 5th Septermber 11am-4pm
Buckingham Park, Shoreham
To be open by Carol Cleveland of Monty Python fame. 
Coles Fun Fair, Arena events & Classic Cars
Car Parking £1.00 - Free Entry 

Rides , Games, Stalls, Slush Station, Spuds, Donuts, Burgers, Sweets/Candyfloss, Special Coffee, Tea, Cakes & Beer tent 
For more info or to book a stall please call 03458 337356

 Queen's award for voluntary service - closing date 15th September

There is still time to nominate outstanding volunteer groups across East and West Sussex for a prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service - the MBE for local community organisations.

Any group doing volunteer work that provides a social, economic or environmental service to the local community can be nominated for the award. Each group is assessed on the benefit it brings to the local community and its standing within that community.

Nominations are accepted this year until midnight on 15th September.

Full details on how to nominate a group are available at
For more information, direct ALL queries to:
East Sussex - Juliet Smith JP DL,
West Sussex - Caroline Nicholls DL,


  The Sussex Covid-19 Vaccination Programme 

Please see below and attached for some information from Public Health England, clarifying that there will be no ID or immigration checks required at vaccination sites. The attached are examples in English but all are also available in 25 languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Estonian, Farsi, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu and Yiddish.

Details of how to order and access them are below and information about where walk in vaccinations are available across Sussex can be found here

All adults are now eligible for the vaccine and should leave an eight-week gap between 1st and 2nd doses. Please book your appointment today. Please note that the Moderna vaccine is only available at the Brighton Centre and two pharmacy services: Laycocks in Hastings (TN35 5BL) and Kamsons in Brighton (BN2 4GB).
For more info click on the link

 COVID-19: parking concessions for health, care, and volunteer workers

During the COVID-19 emergency response period, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government reached an agreement with the Local Government Association thact local councils in England would voluntarily offer free car parking to all NHS workers, social care staff and NHS volunteer responders. Click here to learn more.

 Preventing suicide in Adur & Worthing - Launch day training session

A number of local charities are working with Adur & Worthing Council to launch a locally focused suicide prevention campaign on 10th September 2021 (world suicide prevention day).

Part of the campaign is to try and get as many local people as possible to access learning around this area. One of the charities, Olly’s Future, are running a launch day learning session and we are keen to get as many local leaders as possible to join this session and then to use their social media links to support the promotion of the campaign.  
If you feel you can join us for this launch training session on Friday 10th September at 5.30pm that would be great.  Please do book and share with this link:

 New toolkit created to help prevent homelessness

A new toolkit has been developed to help a wide range of organisations prevent and relieve homelessness.
The toolkit has been designed to provide practical help to not only specialist organisations and their partners but also those with no direct link to tackling homelessness. 
Click here to download.


 PRS - Momentum Music Fund

Managed by PRS Foundation, the Momentum Music Fund awards grants of £5,000-£15,000 using funds from PRS Foundation, with support from PPL, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Invest NI, with additional funding and support from Spotify.
Momentum provides vital financial support which will help talented artists and bands to take their career to another level. Activities eligible for support include recording, writing, touring and marketing.
Artists/Bands applying for the PPL Momentum Music Fund must be at a crucial tipping point in their careers, showing current progression and growth as an artist with the potential to significantly develop their careers over the next two years.  The activity that Momentum funding would support must take place in the UK.

Application Form: Apply via an online system on the website. Ensure you have checked the funding criteria and FAQs before applying.

Contact: PRS for Music Foundation, 2 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG



  Jewish Child's Day Grants

Jewish Child’s Day aims to assist disabled, disadvantaged, neglected or abused Jewish children worldwide, through awarding financial grants to organisations that have programs which help those children. Grants may be given for items of equipment or a specific project. Grants are never made to individuals or for capital projects. All grants made must directly benefit children up to the age of 18. Jewish Child’s Day is a pluralist organisation and therefore will support projects from all sections of the Jewish community.

Application Form: Applications should be made through their online portal.

Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted by the end of April, August, and December each year.  Please check the website for the actual deadline dates.
Contact: Jewish Child’s Day, Elscott House, Arcadia Avenue, London N3 2JU
Telephone: 020 8446 8804

Email:   For more information about applying for a Jewish Child's Day grant please email:


                                          Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities

Brighton Community works: Vacancy 

Role: Food Partnership Administrator
17.5 hours p/w.
This is a 12 month role.
Closing Date: 5.00pm, Thursday 2 Sept
Interviews: via zoom on Wednesday 15 September.
Home remote working / Worthing Town Hall / Meetings across Adur and Worthing.
Full details and apply here:


WSCC: Community Development Vacancies

Role: Community Development Officer
Closing date: 06/09/21
Interview date: 21/09/21
37hrs a week, permanent contract

For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please email or call on 01293 438633


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