Group Support

Our expert team provide a free advice service to local groups. So whether you are just starting out or your organisation has been established for years, the team can guide you in the right direction. This includes support for:

  • Setting up a new group
  • Legal structures
  • Advising those in difficulty, or closing down if necessary
  • Improving your governance, including trustee support, committees and constitutions
  • Policies and procedures
  • Quality Standards such as PQASSO
  • Business planning
  • Performance management and planning
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Community buildings
  • Project planning
  • Personalisation

We provide free practical and flexible one-to-one support sessions to individual group needs, as well as workshops and surgeries at relevant events. To discuss your organisation’s needs, please contact:

Eastbourne: Maureen Anstey maureen.anstey@3va.org.uk  01323 639 373 (Mon/Tues/Wed)

Lewes District: Karl Parks karl.parks@3va.org.uk  01273 483 832 (Mon/Tues/Fri)

Wealden: Karl Parks karl.parks@3va.org.uk  01825 765 136 (Tues/Wed/Thurs)

 

Consultancy

Having been through a successful convergence process to become 3VA, we are able to offer a consultancy service to other voluntary and community groups that are considering merger. We also have extensive experience of working in collaboration with other groups, and so we are also able to offer advice on best practice and making the most of partnership working.

If your organisation is considering merging with another group, or if you are planning to work in partnership on a project, please get in touch with 3VA to discuss how we may be able to help you through the process. For more information on engaging 3VA in a consultancy capacity please email 3VA chief executive Adam Chugg via adam.chugg@3va.org.uk or call him on 01323 639373.

 

Essential Guides

We produce a range of Essentials Guides to provide concise but comprehensive information on some of the key areas groups need to consider:

  • Writing a constitution
  • Trustee role descriptions
  • Business planning
  • Writing a business plan
  • Insurance
  • Community events
  • Equal Opportunities policy
  • Finding ICT support
  • Free ICT resources
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Evidencing need
  • Terms of reference
  • Useful websites

 

Other Support

If we can't provide the specific support you're looking for, such as legal advice, then it's very likely we know who can, so please get in touch and we'll do what we can put you in contact with the right organisation.