We're partners in positive progress

Good Space was founded by three leading Sussex organisations: Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Heads On, and The Sussex Archaeological Society. We take an innovative approach to helping people connect with volunteering opportunities in arts, heritage, and sports organisations. We also work with our partner organisations within these sectors, sharing resources, tools, and expert guidance to help broaden and strengthen their volunteer programmes.

We believe that volunteering can have a hugely positive impact on people’s mental health, wellbeing and community engagement. It’s also a great way to gain valuable skills and experiences that can enhance your CV and improve your employability. We want to inspire everyone to volunteer, and particularly those for whom participation has often been a barrier. We’re aiming to build a national movement to promote the positive impact of volunteering on mental wellbeing. Today Sussex, tomorrow the whole country.

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Why not join us today and see how Good Space can help make a positive difference to you and your community?

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Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival

With responsibility for an historic events venue, a local music education service, and England’s biggest curated cross-arts festival, Brighton Dome is a leading arts organisation with a regional focus and a national influence.

Each year Brighton Dome produces Brighton Festival –  England’s largest curated annual multi-arts festival. Our celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and community, reaches more than 60,000 people every year.

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Heads On

Heads On

As a charity we help people with mental health problems to feel supported, stay active, and get involved in their communities. We know that by giving everyone the right opportunities, extraordinary things can happen.

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The Sussex Archaeological Society

Founded in 1846, we’re the UK’s oldest archaeological and historical society. Our charitable aim is to provide public access to historic houses and gardens, enabling people to enjoy and learn about Sussex’s heritage.

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Funded by DCMS through Arts Council England

Good Space is one of 19 projects involving over 160 organisations set to support 7,800 new volunteering opportunities over the next two years, thanks to a £4.6 million Government fund that will level up access to the benefits of volunteering across the country.

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Meet the team

Catherine Gill

Good Space Project Manager

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Rebecca Loomes

Good Space Projects & Programmes Coordinator

Liepa Jusaite

Good Space Social Media Volunteer

Arnas Bitinas

Good Space Social Media Volunteer

Stephen Sheldrake

Good Space Marketing Coordinator

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