Opportunities and Funding info


Audio Active are recruiting: Room to Rant Project Manager Room to Rant is a collaboration between AudioActive and YMCA Downslink. A combined creative and therapeutic response to vulnerable young men’s mental health issues, facilitated by artist/practitioners and specialist mental health workers who enable young men (16 – 24) to come together weekly to ‘get stuff off their chests’ through rap and spoken word.  Comic Relief are the main funder of the programme across 4 venues in Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne, Worthing & Crawley. Now entering Year 2 of the 3 year programme, the Project Manager will be responsible for the day to day smooth running of the programme, including oversight and development of the programme, management and development of front line staff and evaluating, reporting and disseminating impact and learning from the project. 30 hours per week at £25,755 p.a. pro-rata (Actual pay = £20,604)  Hours will be worked mainly during weekdays between the hours of 9am and 6pm. Work hours can be flexible in agreement with your manager.  For this role we are open to discussing the possibility of a job share.  Contract: Fixed Term to 30/06/2023 (with view to extending, funds permitting)  A probationary period of 3 months will apply. HOW TO APPLY Please email a completed job application form, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and a covering letterto before the deadline of 10am, 23rd August 2021.  Visit to download the job pack.

Music for All:.July 2021 Award Session is now open for applications from communities and

individuals. The closing date for this round of awards will be 10 September

LoCASE 2 (Low Carbon Across the South East) offers free energy audits and match funded grants of up to £10K to help SMEs to cut their carbon footprint and costs.  There are currently over 100 grants available for East Sussex businesses and the programme runs to March 2023. Further information, including how to access the service, is included in the attached.  Please circulate to your networks.

Starting and Succeeding in Business is a package of learning, advice and mentoring along with full support for new entrepreneurs to ensure greater survival and build resilience in their business.

It is ideal for any individual with a business idea, or those made redundant or unemployed as a result of COVID-19 and now considering starting a business.  The next Business Start-up Programme event takes place on Tuesday 17th August at 9:30am and will cover getting the basics right when you’re starting a business. Researching, planning, marketing and business finance are all on the agenda.

Adapting with Digital aims to help businesses increase their digital capability to be more resilient and efficient, crucial for making a real difference to the competitiveness of the business.

It is ideal for any business owners and their staff who want to explore and make step changes with digital but need help getting started.   The next Adapting with Digital event kicks off on Tuesday 3rd August at 10:00am. Attendees will learn all about DNAsix, a great tool to understand where you are on the digital roadmap.


Courtesy of the Tourism Alliance:

  • Social Impacts of Coronavirus

The latest wave of ONS’s ongoing research on the social impacts of coronavirus has been published. This covers the period up to 18th July so does not cover any public sentiment since the move to Step 4. However, there are some interesting insights such as:

    • The number of people thinking that it will take at least a year for things to get back to normal continues to increase (up from 28% last week to 32% this week)
    • Anxiety levels slightly decreased from 4.0 to 3.8
    • The percentage of adults who met-up with someone outdoors increased to 58% and while the percentage meeting up inside is at 47%
    • 90% of people feel that compliance with measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus such as wearing a face mask while shopping is very important or important


  • New PHE Posters

PHE have produced a series of new posters that remind businesses and customers about the new workplace guidance and the behaviours that people should still adopt. The posters cover:


    • App Café
    • App Cinema
    • Face Covering
    • Outdoors
    • Symptomatic Testing
    • Weekly Testing
    • Windows