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Welcome to the latest e-Newsletter!

19 June 2017

3VA provides a range of practical support to charities and community groups in Wealden, Eastbourne and the Lewes District - including start-up support, funding advice, help with governance, training and getting involved in local policy and decision making. For more information, please visit www.3va.org.uk.


3VA Community Network Meetings

You are invited to attend one of 3VA’s upcoming Community Network Meetings for everyone working and/or delivering services in the local community. Organised in partnership with East Sussex County Council Locality Link Workers, Community Network Meetings take place quarterly and are informal gatherings that facilitate learning and networking. Attending is completely free, but pre-registration is essential. Book now for your next local meeting:

Reminder: Submit Your Annual Return for 2016

The Charity Commission is reminding charities of their legal responsibility to send it an annual return. If you haven’t filed your return for 2016 you have 10 months from the end of your charity’s financial year to do so. More information about how and what to submit is available online.

Small Charity Week (19-24 June)

Welcome to Small Charity Week! Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector, which makes an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and the rest of the world.

Refugee Week 2017 (19-25 June)

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.

Brighton & Hove Albion FC Charity of the Year

Brighton & Hove Albion FC is accepting applications from local charities for the opportunity to become an official charity of the year for the forthcoming season. This is a great opportunity for two charities to gain some exposure as well as being able to fundraise at a match during the season. The application form and further details can be found online.

East Sussex Better Together Reaches Milestone

This month, East Sussex Better Together (ESBT) is celebrating the end of its 150-week ESBT programme which was set up to kick-start the transformation of health and social care for East Sussex. ESBT continues with its alliance structure – working together ‘as if’ it is one accountable care organisation. To mark its 150-week milestone, ESBT has made a new video to chart some of its successes so far. 

St Wilfrid’s Hospice Shop to Open

St Wilfrid’s Hospice is excited to announce that this summer it will be opening a shop on-site at the hospice. To start, the shop will be open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with a view toward longer opening hours. The shop will sell pre-loved books, puzzles, handbags, scarves, high quality bric-a-brac such as tea sets and vases plus diaries and Christmas cards. St Wilfrid’s is looking to recruit volunteers to support the running of the shop as Retail Volunteer Team Leader and Sales Assistant. The role of Retail Volunteer Team Leader is an exciting and ambitious new role for St Wilfrid’s. The role has been developed to offer the right volunteer with retail and volunteer leadership opportunities through the provision of role specific training and experience. St Wilfrid’s Hospice works with volunteers in every department and is always looking for new faces to join the team and help to reach out and transform end of life care. For more information and to apply, visit St Wilfrid’s website or contact Rhiannon Wheeler, Voluntary Services Development Manager, at rhiannon.wheeler@stwhospice.org or on 01323 434 213 to discuss the roles.

Southern Water's Keep It Clear Campaign

Southern Water is running the Keep It Clear Campaign between now and 2020 to visit homes in ‘blockage hotspots’ with advice on how to keep sewers and drains clear. The Southern Water team will be knocking on the doors of nearly 20,000 homes each year to share information about what and what not to flush down the loo or pour down the sink and drains.


View local events and add yours to our Community Events Calendar for Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden.

Celebrate Hailsham Day

24 June, Hailsham
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Safer People Safer Places

29 June, Eastbourne
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East Sussex Disability Summit

29 June, Eastbourne
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Eastbourne Advice Network Meeting

29 June, Eastbourne
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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

1-8 July, Lewes
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Lewes & the Havens Community Network Meeting

4 July, Lewes
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CQC's Next Phase of Regulation

Deadline for applications: 8 August 2017
The CQC has launched the second consultation on proposed changes to how it regulates health and social care services. Share your views to help the CQC understand which elements are valued by people and should be kept, as well as to improve could be better.

Pregnancy Discrimination Survey

Citizens Advice Eastbourne has seen an increase in the number of people being discriminated against at work when they tell their employer they are pregnant. Typical examples include people on zero hours contracts not being offered any work, basic rights not being offered such as time to attend medical appointments and general harassment. In order to find out more about this alarming trend, the CAB has set up an online Pregnancy Discrimination Survey. Please complete the survey and feel free to share the link with anyone you think would be interested in sharing their story.  


Active Spaces

Deadline for applications: 7 July 2017
Active Spaces is UK-wide programme to secure recreational spaces in perpetuity and support community activation. The Active Spaces programme combines the protection in perpetuity of green spaces, together with revenue funding to engage inactive people on those spaces. Each site will be offered delivery of a physical activity project on-site to the value of £5,000 to serve local needs and target identified groups of inactive people.

Sport England Children and Families Fund

Deadline for applications: 17 August 2017 
Sport England is investing up to £40 million into projects which offer new opportunities for families with children to get active and play sport together. Up to £10 million has been allocated for the first round of its Children and Families Fund, which will open 6 July 2017 and will focus on families with children aged 5-15, with a particular emphasis on low income families and families living in areas of high deprivation. Sport England will also be looking to target families where their children are not active for at least 60 minutes each day.

Sussex Community Foundation

Deadline for applications: 15 September 2017 at 5:00 pm
Sussex Community Foundation (SCF) supports a wide range of projects that tackle disadvantage or deprivation. In this round, SCF is particularly keen to support grassroots community groups and small-to-medium sized voluntary organisations.


View all upcoming training opportunities and add your own to our Voluntary & Community Sector Training Calendar for Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden.

Carer Awareness Training

5 July, Battle
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Basic First Aid (Life Support)

11 July, Hastings
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Moving and Handling for Volunteers

11 July, Hastings
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Carer Awareness Training

12 July, Lewes
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Understanding the Tax Requirements for Your Club People

20 July, Falmer
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View local voluntary & community sector job opportunities and promote your organisation’s vacancies with 3VA.


East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre 
Location: Eastbourne-based but covers whole of East Sussex
£17,500 (pro rata)
Apply by: 30 June 2017
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Fundraiser - Trusts and Grants

East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People (ESAB) 
Location: Hailsham
£23,000-£25,000 per annum pro rata
Apply by: 7 July 2017 - 9:00 am
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Chief Executive

TDC (The Trust for Developing Communities) 
Location: Brighton & Hove
£39,177 - £43,821 per annum
Apply by: 10 July 2017 - noon
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Have a news item to advertise or good news to share? Get in touch - 3VA can help you get the word out about job vacancies, training, projects, events and other work.

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