Black and Minority Ethnic Community Partnership (BMECP)

BMECP vision is to create a sustainable resource centre which champions the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community in Brighton and Hove and support BME communities and their families. Our aim as an infrastructure organisation is to promote community cohesion. Staff and Trustees aim to offer affordable and welcoming space for the community,  for training, meetings and cultural events.

Contact: 10A Fleet Street, Brighton, BN1 4ZE Tel: 01273 600 885 Mail:

Time To Talk Befriending

Excellence accredited befriending charity tackling loneliness through friendship, connection and engagement.

Bags of Kindness              Bags of Kindness Facebook Group

Every person deserves to feel accountable, and you can help us spread joy in the community with Bags Of Kindness. We support and encourage individuals, communities and businesses wishing to donate Bags of Kindness for Birthdays, Anniversaries and Special Occasions. Bags of Kindness came from inspiration to support the local community and bring us closer together. We have been generously supporting others from the homeless to the elderly community. With your help and the help of others we can spread happiness across the world

RAYS a Curry for the Homeless

This is a charity which feeds Brighton’s homeless every weekend with the help of home cooks in the area. Whilst also raising money for an orphanage in Jaipur, India. RAYS is a charitable organisation that cares for children who were born with the human immuno virus (HIV). Many of these children lost their parents or were abandoned by their families. RAYS welcomes these children into its family and gives them a home, cares for their medical needs, their education and counsels them towards a life of possibility, positivity and hope.

Food Matters

Food Matters was proud to support our COVID19 appeal by passing on all donations from the Brighton & Hove Indian Community gathered through this site to the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, the organisation coordinating this appeal on behalf of all the key organisations working on these issues in Brighton & Hove: FareShare who distribute surplus food to all food banks, the Real Junk Food Project who create pay-as-you-feel meals from surplus, the Bevy who are starting a Food Factory to make meals, Chomp who provide free meals during school holidays, all the local food banks, and key referral & equalities organisations (including Lunch Positive, Voices in Exile, the Clare Project).

Resource Centre

The Resource Centre is a charity serving voluntary and community groups in the Brighton and Hove area. We are used by around 800 different local groups every year, from playgroups to environmental campaigns, residents associations to arts organisations.

The Centre has been in existence since 1975. Through many changes over the decades since then, the Centre has retained its unique position as a supportive space for grass roots community activity in Brighton and Hove. Our Theory of Change outlines our distinctive philosophy and aims.

We provide a wide range of services for local groups, including printinginformation and advice. Our equipment hire service is currently suspended due to the Covid 19 pandemic but we hope to reopen it as soon as it is safe to do so. For our member groups, we offer additional services. All our services have been developed in response to requests from community groups.

The Hangleton and Knoll Project

Mission Statement: The Hangleton and Knoll Project exists to work in partnerships with residents to access and develop opportunities and resources and to facilitate positive change as identified by the residents of our communities.