What we do

Our ‘Auction with a difference’ invites guests to bid for some really wonderful prizes with their TIME rather than their CASH. Donated time will be matched up to not for profit organisations already looking for support.

We acknowledge the hard work done by the charity and community organisations of Brighton & Hove, but know how difficult it is when you can’t rely on government funding, especially for smaller organisations. What we do have in Brighton & Hove is an amazing network of small businesses and entrepreneurs with variety of skills that would be hugely helpful for community and charity projects.

We want to build on a sense of local community by forging connections between small businesses and charitable organisations – both of which play a huge part in making this city such a fantastic place to live and work.

Last year we hosted the first ever Time 2 Give Christmas ball and it was a roaring success, raising over 1000 hours of local business people's time to use for excellent causes. The night was hosted by Sophie Corbett (voiceover artist, clothing range founder and daughter of Ronnie Corbett) and Juice FM DJ, Guy Lloyd in the beautiful ballroom of Brighton's Grand Hotel.

Come along and be wined and dined (why not reserve a whole table for you and your colleagues?) at our sumptuous Christmas Ball at The Grand Hotel on Brighton Seafront. Buy tickets here.

Bid for prizes in our charity auction using your time instead of money. For instance, if you pledged 35 hours of your time, that would equate to just 40 minutes of your time per week over the course of 2016. Watch this space for a list of prizes to be won.

We'll pair your skills with a charitable organisation locally so you can give back to the local community. We know you're busy people so we'll match you up in a way that works with your schedule.

The Christmas Ball

The Time 2 Give Christmas Ball will be taking place on 9th December from 7pm, at The Grand Hotel, Brighton

Our fabulous hosts Guy Lloyd and Sophie Corbett return to make this years event even bigger and better than last year's!

Ticket includes:

  • Arrival drink
  • 3 course meal with wine
  • The chance to bid for prizes in our charity auction
  • Music and dancing

Dress Code:



The Grand Brighton,
97-99 King's Road,
Brighton, BN1 2FW


£55 each or £440 for a table of 9.

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Does your organisation have opportunities for local business people to volunteer their time and skills?

If so, then Time2Give offer you the chance to be involved and benefit from their Charity Christmas Ball being held in partnership with Community Works at The Grand Hotel on Weds 9th December 2015.

All we ask is that you have identified some volunteering opportunities, that your organisation is local, and primarily addressing the needs of the City of Brighton and Hove, and that your annual income falls in the band of £50k to £500k per year. Contact us for an application form.

These are the charities who are getting involved with the Christmas Charity Ball this year:


Interested in getting your business invloved?

Last year’s event was a huge success everybody had a fantastic evening. Amongst the fun and celebrations, we also raised over 1000 business hours that were donated to local charities and organisations. There are loads of ways you can get involved, you could buy tickets or even hold your staff Christmas party at the ball. We also have a couple of great sponsorship opportunities and finally we are on the lookout for some fantastic auction prizes, something perhaps a bit different, an experience or something that would be a real treat. If you are interested in sponsorship or donating a prize please get in touch using the button below.

Types of sponsorship available:

  • Event Sponsor – £500
    2 tickets to the event, a chance to introduce your business at the start of the event, promotional materials at the event, logo on website, mentions on social media
  • Drinks Sponsor – £250
    1 ticket to the event, promotional material at the event, logo on website, mentions on social media
  • Ticket Sponsors – £55
    Buy a ticket that can be donated to one of the charity guests.

Our Partners

Community Works

Our Sponsors


abandofbrothers is a charity established by men committed to positive social change through personal development and community building.

The organisation was born out of concern at the continuing escalation of self-destructive and anti-social behaviour among young men from every section of society, together with the realisation that any meaningful and sustainable solution entails the reclamation of shared local responsibility.

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The Clock Tower Sanctuary

The Clock Tower Sanctuary is the only day centre providing information, advice and support to young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who are homeless or insecurely housed in Brighton and Hove. Since we began in 1998, we have helped thousands of vulnerable young people – offering a friendly safe space, food and drink, access to computers and the internet, signposting to housing, health, education, employment and social services – as well as practical and emotional support to help young people get their lives back on track. The Sanctuary is a community-led project, primarily run by a team of 40 volunteers and 3 member of staff.

Our mission: The Sanctuary exists to prevent homeless young people becoming part of the long-term homeless population.

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R.I.S.E stands for Refuge, Information, Support and Education.

We offer practical help ranging from direct advice to refuge space to those in urgent need. We also work in schools teaching children about healthy relationships to prevent the next generation from repeating the pattern.

Known for breaking new ground, our specialist LGBTQI service for survivors of domestic abuse was the first in England. Every year we support over 1200 women ad their families to recover and reclaim their lives.

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The Bridge

The Bridge has an astonishing range of learning and advice activities for adults under one roof. We hope that, through our activities, people are empowered to improve the quality of their life and life chances.

People and their families come together to share interests, make new friends and to receive practical support and inspiration from the staff, our volunteers and each other. From socialising, to the job market, we are here to help you.

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Tarner Community Project

Building bright futures for children and young people.

Tarner Community Project is a community focused charity based in the beautiful surroundings of Tarner Park. The project is dedicated to delivering services and activities to children and young people to help them reach their full potential. It is the only local organisation offering services across a wide age range of 4-19 years.

Rated ‘OUTSTANDING’ by Ofsted in 2014, the charity offers services in a caring, inclusive, community led environment. Healthy living and well-being is at the heart of the project with an emphasis on physical and year round outdoor activities.nA dedicated team of highly qualified, experienced staff deliver our broad range of services:

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Into University Brighton

IntoUniversity Brighton opened in Moulsecoomb in October 2014. The centre was opened in partnership with the University of Sussex and The Queen's Trust.

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Independent Network for Early Years Services

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Impetus improves the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable adults in Brighton and Hove.

Reducing isolation • Securing access to statutory services • Enabling positive choices

We help:

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The Fed Centre for Independent Living

Who are the Fed? A user-led organisation that promotes independent living for all. We offer support for disabled people, older people, their carers, families and friends.

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Friends, Families & Travellers

Friends, Families and Travellers: Helping Travellers get a fair deal

We are a charity who seek to end racism and discrimination against Gypsies, Travellers and Roma, whatever their ethnicity, culture or background, whether settled or mobile, and to protect the right to pursue a nomadic way of life.We work on campaigning, case work, and capacity building to help Gypsy and Traveller groups help themselves and mainstream organisations to work better with Gypsies and Travellers.

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extratime is the brain-child of two families, both with children with profound special needs. Becky Jenner and Marian Tipler, frustrated at the lack of out-of-school care for their own children, spent two years planning and working voluntarily to develop an inclusive after school club for special needs and mainstream children aged 5 – 16.

By providing affordable, accessible childcare to families with severely disabled children we enable parent carers to pursue training opportunities, return to or stay in employment, spend valuable time with non disabled siblings or allow them to take a much needed break from their caring responsibilities. It gives these families the chance to raise their standard of living and alleviates some of the stress caring for a disabled child has on family relationships.

All our staff and volunteers have experience in working with children with disabilities and play work. We provide comprehensive training over and above that of ‘mainstream’ play workers including working with children with challenging behaviour, using alternative forms of communication, administration of emergency medication in the event of seizures and use of tube feeding via the nose or the stomach. High staff to children ratios ensure we can meet the needs of any child giving them a safe and fun experience.

Building on the success of our work so far we were delighted to be able to extend our service to work with young people with disabilities up to the age of 19 years from summer 2009. These exciting new projects, located in mainstream youth centres, provide a range of indoor and outdoor activities for young people with disabilities between the ages of 11 and 19. The project is delivered in partnership with Sussex Central YMCA.

We are also continuing to develop our training, outreach and consultancy work to help other services to be more inclusive, sharing our knowledge and experience. We have delivered training locally and regionally to private, statutory and third sector providers of play, childcare and leisure services.

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LGBT Switchboard

WBrighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard was established in 1975 and is here to listen to, inform and support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Brighton & Hove and beyond. Originally a helpline, we now offer much more.

Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard recognises the diversity of the LGBT community and seeks to provide a range of services that are accessible to, and meets the needs of, the entire community. Switchboard will proactively reach out to excluded and marginalised sections of the LGBT communities, such as women, those who identify as bisexual and transgender, people affected by HIV, LGBT people from the black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, and LGBT people with disabilities to ensure that all sectors of the LGBT community are able to use Switchboard’s services and thus achieve better emotional and mental health. Switchboard’s value statement defines the way in which all trustees, employees and volunteers aim to work, the value statement can be summarised as FALCON.

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