Welcome to the latest e-Newsletter!
Date 30 August 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 Seeking Volunteer Filmmaker
3VA is seeking a volunteer to help create a short film near Uckfield in September. For more information and to express an interest, please contact Jenny Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last chance to book for SpeakUp’s Big Event 2017!
Collaboration & Partnerships: Together for a Purpose!. 13 September, Eastbourne.
Our ever-popular annual Big Event will this year be happening on Wednesday 13th September. This is the last chance to book your free place for 2017’s “Collaboration and Partnerships: Together for a Purpose!” with booking closing on 31st August. Massive THANKS to Reid Briggs Insurance Brokers who have generously agreed to sponsor the event this year – your support and partnership working with our local charity sector are so important! Big Event 2017 booking form.
View local events and add yours to our Community Events Calendar for Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden.
This week’s events…
2 September, Eastbourne
Table Top Sale hosted by St Wilfrid's Hospice Retail Co
3 September, Eastbourne
Lewes Heritage Open Days
7-10 September, Lewes
Willingdon & Jevington Public Information Day
9 September, Eastbourne
CONSULTATIONS AND SURVEYS
Civil Society Futures: The Independent Inquiry
Deadline for responses: 4 September 2017
Citizenship and Civic Engagement: Share your views
Deadline for responses: 8 September 2017
National LGBT Survey
Deadline for responses: 15 October 2017 at 11:45 pm
Access to Bank Accounts Baseline Survey (ESCU) Eastbourne
Developing and improving pharmacy services in East Sussex
The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) that will be used to develop and improve pharmacy services in East Sussex until 2020 has now been published by the County Council. The PNA process has included analysing demographic details, health needs, current pharmaceutical service provision, surveying the public and other stakeholders, and running a public consultation on the draft version in May and June 2017. The PNA concludes that currently there are sufficient essential pharmaceutical services provided within East Sussex. Recommendations for future development include: supporting national quality initiatives in pharmacies; improvements in pharmacists’ training; improving access to pharmaceutical services; and enhancing medicines
Find out more about the consultation and download the PNA.
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.
Deadline for applications: 15 September 2017 at 5:00 pm
The Lewes Fund was established in 2012 to act as a fund raiser for local community and charitable groups who are working to help reduce disadvantage and build a stronger, sustainable community for the future. To date the Fund has given out nearly £30,000 in grants to over 20 local groups. Applications for grants are now invited from community groups and charities in Lewes and the surrounding villages, ideally for sums up to £1,000. Applications should be made via the Sussex Community Foundation web site. If you have any queries as regards the application process, please call Adrian Barrott on 01273
Eastbourne Borough Council Community Grants
Eastbourne Borough Council is now inviting applications for Small Grants of up to £5,000 from voluntary and community organisations. Expressions of interest must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 22nd September.
The priorities for 2018/19 are:
- Projects designed to promote inclusion and the needs of those communities and groups protected under current Equality legislation
- Initiatives designed to develop volunteering and/ or self-help activity which need funding to get started which focus on:
- Improving people’s mental health and wellbeing
- Supporting carers
- Reducing social isolation
- Tackling financial exclusion
- Tackling digital exclusion
For more information on the eligibility criteria and an application form, please see Community Grants.
3VA will be running a training session for groups interested in applying from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on 6 September.
Crowborough Town Council Grants
Deadline for applications: 30 September 2017 at 4:00 pm
Crowborough Town Council has a policy for making grants to groups and organisations which contribute to the welfare of the community by improving or supporting activities / facilities. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear need for financial support.
Devonshire West Big Local Community Grants Programme
Deadline for applications: 30 October 2017 at midnight
Devonshire West Big Local is pleased to announce that it will be launching its sixth round of funding this autumn. Round 6 of the successful Community Grants programme will be opening on Monday, 18 September 2017. This grants programme offers community groups, both formal and informal, grants of up to £3,000 to run a project, event or campaign in the Devonshire West area of Eastbourne for the benefit of Devonshire West residents. Projects which meet one or more of Devonshire West Big Local’s 5 main themes may be funded: Children & Young People, Older People, Multicultural, Environment and Area Appearance
and Whole Community. For an application form please contact Samantha Wickens, Administrator, at Samantha.Wickens@3va.org.uk. For more information on what is and is not funded, support on developing a project or filling in an application form then please contact Jessica Boelema, Community Development Officer, at Jessica.Boelema@3va.org.uk.
Building Stronger Communities Fund (Countywide)
Deadline for applications: Rolling
Funded by East Sussex Public Health, the Building Stronger Communities Fund is open to communities and groups across the county to support activities that value and utilise the strengths of local communities (asset based approaches). If you would like support and advice about your activity or completing the form, please contact 3VA on 01323 639 373 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
View all upcoming training opportunities and add your own to our Voluntary and Community Sector Training Calendar for Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden.
3VA's upcoming training opportunities...
Writing a Fundraising Bid for Eastbourne Borough Council’s Grant Scheme
6 September, Eastbourne
I've Got an Idea - How Can I Make it Happen?
19 September, Eastbourne
Your Complete Guide to Facebook
27 September, Eastbourne
Project Management - Clear Direction and Practical Tools:
• Module 1: Introduction to Project Design and Development (3 October)
• Module 2: Funding Your Project (18 October)
• Module 3: Getting your Project Underway, Planning Ahead of Evaluation (8 November)
• Module 4: Reporting on Progress and Identifying New Opportunities (22 November)
• Book on all 4 modules (3 October to 22 November)
Child Protection: Taking the Lead
10 October, Eastbourne
An Introduction to Safeguarding Adults
11 October, Lewes
View local voluntary & community sector job opportunities and promote your organisation’s vacancies with 3VA.
Memory Moments Cafe Co-ordinators (x2)
Location: Uckfield & surrounding area
£7,800 per annum
Apply by: 4 September 2017 - 17:55
Find out more...
Village Agents (x2)
Action in rural Sussex
Location: Lewes & South Wealden
Apply by: 5 September 2017 - 23:59
Find out more...
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