Sustainability Centre

At Brighthelm we see a clear connection between the role of the church in our lives, how we live well in our local communities and how we care for the living world.  We know that our society’s use of resources is unsustainable and see Brighthelm as playing an effective part in the wider dialogue about how we can live together in a way that promotes the common good.

These are the organisations, based at The Brighthelm Community Centre:

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership:

The Brighton & Hove Food Partnership is a hub for information, inspiration and connection around food. They’re a not-for-profit organisation which started in 2003, born out of an idea to create a strategic approach to food work in the city, bringing together community organisations, statutory agencies, local businesses and individual residents that delivers a range of community projects such as:

  • Cookery courses for beginners and those looking to teach others
  • Helping people grow food with others in their community
  • Tips and advice on reducing food waste at home
  • Setting up community composting sites across the city
  • Healthy eating advice and workshops
  • Advice on food poverty and support for food banks
  • Weight management programmes for adults and families

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The main activities of the Food Partnership focus on raising awareness of food issues, educating about food and health, promoting local food and creating better access to good food for all residents.

Pesticide Action Network:

Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) is the only UK charity focused on tackling the problems caused by pesticides and promoting safe and sustainable alternatives to pesticides in agriculture, urban areas, homes and gardens.

Their work includes campaigning for change in policy and practices at home and overseas, co-coordinating projects in the developing world which help smallholder farming communities escape ill-health and poverty caused by pesticides, and contributing our wealth of scientific and technical expertise to the work of other organisations who share our aims.

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  • eliminate the use of hazardous pesticides
  • to reduce dependence on pesticides and to
  • increase the use of sustainable alternatives to chemical pest control in agriculture, urban areas, public health and homes and gardens.

Sustainable Business Partnership

The Sustainable Business Partnership is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that works with businesses, social enterprises and public sector organisations to help them reduce costs and environmental impact through improving resource efficiency, as well as those in the environmental and low carbon sectors to help them develop their businesses and create a local, low-carbon economy

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Sustainable Business Expertise

They have over 18 years’ experience helping a wide range of organisations improve their environmental performance and achieve savings through energy, waste and water efficiency. They run training courses, learning and networking events and offer site audits, Environmental Management Systems support and wider sustainable business consultancy services.

Food Matters

Food Matters is a not-for-private-profit, national food policy and advocacy organisation. They encourage and support change towards sustainable, fair food systems. They all have our parts to play in taking action to create change within our food system, from communities, third-sector organisations and business through to local and national government. To support this change, Food Matters has developed an innovative, participatory, whole-food-systems approach to establishing healthy, sustainable, fair food as the norm.

Food Matters designs, manages and delivers funded projects and also offers specialist consultancy services. They have expertise in food policy development, participation and engagement processes, training and mentoring, research, evaluation, project development & management, and campaigning. Food Matters is a strong, reliable voice in the world of community food projects and food policy.

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Food Matters is versatile, accessible and innovative. They use our professional experience to provide leadership, while working collaboratively to build capacity in the communities where they work.