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Applications for SE-Assist Greater Brighton are now closed


This page highlights the organisations that we have invested in through SE-Assist.

Purple-Playhouse-TheatrePurple Playhouse Theatre CIC

The Purple Playhouse Theatre is a fully licensed, fully accessible and centrally located community resource.

It is the ideal venue to host a diverse range of musical gigs, performances and events with lovely acoustics in a comfortable and welcoming setting and the programme aims to be as diverse and inclusive as possible.

The Purple Playhouse is also much more than a theatre – it’s a Community Interest Company (CIC) associated with the Grace Eyre Foundation that has a range of spaces available for hire – from the theatre and meeting rooms to training kitchens and even a beach hut!

Click here to visit the Purple Playhouse Theatre website

Engage CreateEngage & Create

Engage & Create is a not-for-profit organisation working to improve quality of life for people with dementia and those that care for them.

They believe involvement in art enables participation in a meaningful, intellectual activity and opportunity for personal growth.

Click here to visit the Engage & Create website

bevyThe Bevy

The Bevy is the first co-operative pub to have been opened on a housing estate in the UK.

More than just a pub, its a community hub with a wide range of activities in an area where there is nowhere decent to meet, eat or drink.

Click here to visit The Bevy’s website

ELCEcological Land Co-operative

The Ecological Land Co-operative (ELC) provides affordable sites for ecological land based livelihoods in the UK.

The sites are for new entrants, for example, to organic horticulture, who would otherwise not be able to access land.

Click here to visit the Ecological Land Co-operative’s website


Shika is a sustainable fashion label producing African inspired clothing for the socially aware customer.

Shika also provides employment, educational opportunities and on the job training to people in the UK and Tanzania.

Click here to visit Shika’s website

hiSbe logohiSbe Food CIC

hiSbe is a new type of supermarket that’s standing up for how it Should be.

youtubestill_hisbe_W320hiSbe stands for “how it Should be” and thinks supermarkets should be doing business in a more responsible way. Our purpose is to help make the food industry more fair and sustainable.

Click here to visit the hiSbe website

Parentskool logoParentskool

Parentskool is a Brighton-based social enterprise which offers antenatal classes and other support services for first time parents-to-be.

youtube parentskool videoOur Mission is to provide realistic, fun and confidence-building courses, and other products and services, which support our Vision to inform and prepare parents-to-be, resulting in more confident, healthier and happier parents and babies.

Click here to visit the Parentskool website


SCIP provide low cost, high quality ethical IT services.

youtube scip videoIntegrating Hardware, Software, IT support, Web Design, Databases, Training, Hosting, Consultancy and Advice, whatever you want to do with your IT they can help you do it better.

Their clients are primarily charities, voluntary, community organisations and other not-for-profit groups. They also welcome enquiries from companies who are looking for an ethical, high quality IT supplier.

Click here to visit the SCIP website

littlegreenpiglogo_W135Little Green Pig

Little Green Pig Writing Project is a non-profit creative writing organisation for children and young people, based in Brighton & Hove.

We believe that writing unleashes imaginations and builds confidence, self-respect and communication.

We want to set up a centre in Brighton that offers free creative writing workshops to schools and a wide range of children, focusing on those most in need.

The idea is to hold workshops for children in a uniquely inspiring and imaginative space that will motivate young children to write.

Click here to visit the Little Green Pig website