Community Works Callout for LGBT Membership

Community Works wants voluntary and community action to have the greatest possible impact on people in Brighton and Hove. It puts in place the support and networks that make this happen. There are a range of benefits to becoming a member of Community Works, including access to exclusive services and a range of discounts on our services to the sector.  Membership is FREE to groups with income under £35,000 per annum.


Gary Pargeter, Volunteer Project Manager at Lunch Positive, and Community Works LGBT Rep. says:

Lunch Positive has been an active member of Community Work (formerly CVSF) since we started our organisation in 2009. Membership has brought huge benefits. We’ve accessed training, support, information, specialist advice; and importantly we’ve also networked with a very wide membership. One of the reasons I decided to volunteer as an LGBT Rep for Community Works was to help other smaller LGBT and HIV groups get to know about and consider accessing some of the very useful services on offer. Community Works also provides representation for the voluntary and community sector, and I hope that as our LGBT groups get to meet more regularly as part of the newly formed LGBT Community Groups Network, we can share views which can be communicated to city-wide decision and policy makers.

The newly formed Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Groups Network is a peer-led support network, supported by Community Works LGBT Representatives Gary Pargeter and Chris Cooke. It is open to all smaller LGBT not-for-profit groups with an income of £35k or less. To get the most out of all the support on offer to help run our smaller groups, we really hope you’ll also consider  becoming a member of Community Works  especially as it’s free!

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To contact your Community Works LGBT Representatives e mail Gary Pargeter at or Chris Cooke at