News About TDC's Latest Community Development Projects 


Welcome to TDC's newsletter with all the latest about our essential work with marginalised communities across Brighton and Hove

Summer Fun in Whitehawk and Moulsecoomb

TDC offered some fun, social, active and creative sessions to local children and young people over the summer. Food played a big part too, with over 660 nutritious meals served up to those attending.

In Whitehawk we teamed up with Hawks café (find them on Facebook), Albion in the Community and the Durban Curry Club (find them on Instagram) to offer summer holiday fun to 7–14 year olds every Tuesday and Thursday in East Brighton Park. 

In Moulsecoomb 13–16 year olds were invited to rock up to the 67 Centre each Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening and enjoy food from The Bevy alongside the sessions.

 Watch a short report on the programme from Latest TV here.
The Programme is supported by Brighton & Hove City Council’s ‘Holiday Activities and Food’ programme, funded by the Department for Education.
Communities Tackling Covid - meet the community groups doing amazing work.

Communities Tackling Covid

Earlier this year we worked with Big Egg Films to create a series of films discussing with local community groups and our partnership organisations how they responded to the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch the films to find out about some of the incredible work that was done.
Communities Tackling Covid - meet the members of the Inclusive Communities Partnership


Healthy Neighbourhood Fund Grants 2020/21

In 2020/21 TDC’s Healthy Neighbourhood Fund gave out over 100 grants, supporting 4,600 people.


We supported local community partners to form panels and make funding decisions, giving support to projects right across the city from Portslade to Bevendean, Whitehawk to Hollingbury, and beneficiaries included art clubs, community gardens, self-defence classes, shopping trollies for food banks, inclusive football clubs and more. 

You can read about all the grants that were awarded on our blog here

We Ain't the Same is a podcast created by young people supported by TDC and Make (Good) Trouble, a social enterprise that works with young people to give them a voice through digital media. It was supported by the Sussex Violence Reduction Partnership.
You can listen to all three episodes of We Ain't the Same on our website here.

Volunteers' Week 2021


The first week of June was Volunteer's Week and TDC took the opportunity to thank all of our amazing volunteers.

Over the last 12 months volunteers have been more essential than ever with hundreds of new mutual aid groups joining forces with local community hubs to develop an ever-growing emergency food network and check on their shielding and other isolated and vulnerable residents. Work that has made an incredible difference during the crisis. 


Read more about the amazing volunteers TDC works with.

The Impact of TDC’s Migrant Support Hub


Within Brighton & Hove there are a range of organisations providing ESOL courses (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and delivering other services for migrants. Accessing and navigating these can be difficult for people who are newly arrived in Brighton with limited English.

Our hub - a project with Voices in Exile - known as MESH (the Migrant and ESOL Support Hub) linked these services into a network, designed to be the first point of contact for migrants and help connect them to whatever support was needed. We worked with people on a one-to-one basis and connected them with the right support as soon as possible, helping people achieve their aims in relation to education, employment, volunteering and integration into the life of the city, as well as referrals for other support around housing, money, health and wellbeing.

From April 2019 until March 2021 MESH supported over 80 clients.

Read more about what they had to say about the support of MESH on our blog. 

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