About us

3VA is a charity that supports and develops the voluntary & community sector in Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden.

3VA has a vital role to play and makes a positive impact in the communities we serve. We champion our local voluntary sector – the charities, social enterprises and communities making such a difference to people’s lives. These dynamic voluntary organisations of all shapes and sizes make up the members in our extensive network. Find out more by browsing our membership directory and join 3VA if you haven't already!

We play a unique role as an organisation with a trusted relationship with many voluntary organisations. We do this by helping new groups to set up, find funding, improve their governance, and by providing training. We also share information and organise networking opportunities that enable groups to share experience and expertise, support the sector to have a say in policy and local decision making and regularly take on new projects.

Our overall aim is to enable people and organisations to do things for themselves.

We receive funding from East Sussex County Council, Eastbourne Borough Council, Lewes District Council and Wealden District Council.

Our staff and trustees

Our staff and trustees come from many walks of life, but all have one thing in common: a passion for voluntary action and our local communities.