Training Now! offers free workshops for anyone over 19 from its centres in Eastbourne and Hailsham.

Are you looking to gain new skills which would help you feel part of the community again and would help you get back into the workplace? Our workshops cover many interesting topics including:

Download our Training Workshop Timetable


Independent Knitting group

Do you fancy knitting with like- minded knitting enthusiasts? The knitting group meets every Friday to share knitting techniques, tips and hints and socialise over a cup of tea!


Get out in the sunshine and join us every Wednesday from 9am – 4pm for a fun and informative day of gardening. Learners will be working on our allotment, planting, weeding, painting, creating raised beds and watching the produce grow with support from our experienced gardening tutor. Beginners or advanced welcome.

Experiments in Art

Learn new skills in painting, drawing, print – making as well as 3D techniques using recycled materials. Every Monday from 30th October – 11th December 10:30am – 1pm. In partnership with Sussex downs College.

Jewellery Making

Learn how to create a beautiful piece of jewellery to take home or give as a gift. 16th October, 20th November and 18th December 2pm – 4pm.



Are you interested in woodwork?  You may already have extensive woodwork skills and, if so, you will know there is always more to learn or perhaps you want to learn the basics of wood?  Look no further! We have just the thing! We are holding woodwork workshops every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am – 1pm starting from the 4th April. We will be creating bird houses, garden planters & more!


Enjoy a peaceful escape and join us on our beautiful allotment. We will be running workshops on Thursday’s and Friday’s between 9am – 4pm starting from the very beginning. We will be getting the plot ready for planting, understanding and optimising soil for better growth, planting and growing fruit and vegetables and setting up a shed for tea’s and coffee’s after a hard days work! Beginners and advanced are welcome.


Simple biscuit, cake and pudding cookery. Every Tuesday from 12th September – 12th December. 10am – 1pm.

All materials for all of our workshops will be provided.

If you would like more information about these workshops, please contact our friendly dedicated team based in Eastbourne and Hailsham in East Sussex. We are also pleased to offer apprenticeships and accredited courses.

We are part of the Now! Charity Group that also offers low cost furniture and household goods via Furniture Now!  We offer extra discounts to those receiving benefits. If you would like to donate or buy second hand and new furniture, white goods and other household items, please get in touch!

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Now! Charity
Unit 1, Phoenix Works,
North Street, Lewes
East Sussex, BN7 2PE

01273 487377

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