Welcome to the latest e-Newsletter!
9 October 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.
Safe in East Sussex
The latest Safe in East Sussex newsletter is now available. This edition focuses on fraud, rogue trading and cybercrime.
Southdown Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
Housing, care and support provider, Southdown, is the largest provider of specialist IPS (Individual Placement and Support) employment support in the UK. Across Sussex, Southdown’s Employment Specialists work in partnership with NHS mental health clinical teams to support people with mental health challenges to secure and retain work. IPS is an evidence based model of supported employment and is proven to be the most successful way of assisting people with mental health challenges get back into employment by teaching,
supporting and developing them in the workplace. For more information on Southdown’s Supported Employment visit www.southdown.org or contact Southdown’s Employment Services Contract Manager, Saxon Chadwick, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01323 340 151.
Young People's Online Counselling Service
Are you working with young people that would benefit from online counselling or know parents of young people? There’s a new, free, online counselling service in East Sussex. Online counselling is great way for young people, who for what- ever reason don’t want or can’t access face-to-face counselling. Perhaps it is also difficult to logistically make an appointment due to distance, timings or a disability. E-motion can offer up to 6 email sessions where a qualified young persons’ counsellor with
specialist online counselling training can offer counselling via emails on a weekly basis. E-motion has tried to make it easy for a young person to refer; all they need to do is send an email to email@example.com to say that they are interested. If you would like to speak to somebody at E-motion, please call 01273 711 633 and someone will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible, if unavailable to take your call.
View local events and add yours to our Community Events Calendar for Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden.
This week's events...
Carers Support Group and Afternoon Tea
11 October, Hailsham
Healthy Living Club Shinewater – Older People’s Day Taster
12 October, Eastbourne
East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre Mobile Outreach – Lewes
12 October, Lewes
#runandtalk Lewes Run
14 October, Lewes
3VA's upcoming events...
East Sussex Volunteer Coordinators’ Networking Forums (Newhaven)
9 November, Newhaven
3VA Community Network Forums
More local upcoming events...
Arts Connect: Get Connected
16 October, Crowborough
One You East Sussex Stakeholder Launch
17 October, Eastbourne & Hastings
East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre Mobile Outreach (Uckfield)
19 October, Uckfield
Party at The Hub for International Credit Union Day
19 October, Eastbourne
Movies Make Memories - Calamity Jane
20 October, Hailsham
Autumn Carers’ Forum
25 October, Lewes
East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre Mobile Outreach (Peacehaven)
26 October, Peacehaven
Live Love Share Breast Cancer Community Event
26 October, Uckfield
East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre Mobile Outreach (Saltdean)
26 October, Saltdean
Bluebell Railway Trip for Carers
27 October, Sheffield Park Station
27 October, Hailsham
CONSULTATIONS AND SURVEYS
National LGBT Survey
Deadline for responses: 15 October 2017 at 11:45 pm
East Sussex Maternity Services – Your Experience Matters
Deadline for responses: 20 October 2017
PIP and ESA Assessments Inquiry
Deadline for responses: 10 November 2017
South Downs Local Plan
Deadline for responses: 21 November 2017
Annual Return for 2018 - Information Collected from Charities
Deadline for responses: 24 November 2017 at 5:00 pm
East Sussex Libraries: The Way Forward
Deadline for responses: 14 December 2017
East Sussex Funding News
Funding News for October 2017 is now available. Funding News is published monthly and is sent out through GovDelivery. The publication shares success stories, information on training courses and details of forthcoming funding opportunities for East Sussex organisations.
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.
Community Safety Fund
Deadline for applications: 3 November 2017
The Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner has set aside some funding for local community groups that help reduce or prevent crime in Sussex. The Community Safety Fund provides financial support (grant awards up to £5,000) to local organisations and projects that aim to reduce crime and improve community safety.
Wealden District Council Grants Programme
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2017
Wealden District Council’s Community Grants Programme is now open. The Small Grant Scheme is for grants between £500 and £3,000. The Capital Scheme is for grants between £1,000 and £10,000. Service Level Agreements (SLA) for funding of up to 3 years. Match funding is required, but it can be entirely "in-kind" such as volunteer time, member contributions, etc. A limited number of 40-minute pre-application advice sessions, for groups which have not had one before, will take place during office hours as follows:
- Hailsham - Friday 13th October (am) and Tuesday 31st October (pm)
- Wadhurst – Thursday 2nd November (am) (NB: Disabled access is through the main hall)
Sessions must be booked in advance and are to directly discuss a drafted application for your organisation. To book, please contact Michelle Gray by email at Michelle.Gray@wealden.gov.uk or telephone on 01323 443 520. If you are unable to attend one of the sessions and can submit your application by 15 November at the latest, some feedback before the closing date can be given so that applications can be strengthened (although please note that this will not guarantee success). Funds must be spent within the financial year April 2018-March
2019 for capital and small grants, and April 2018 – March 2021 for SLAs.
Building Stronger Communities Fund
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
View local upcoming training opportunities and add your own to our Voluntary and Community Sector Training Calendar for Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden.
3VA's upcoming learning opportunities...
Funding Your Project
18 October, Eastbourne
Getting Your Project Underway, Planning Ahead for Evaluation
8 November, Eastbourne
Reporting on Progress and Identifying New Opportunities
22 November, Eastbourne
Your Complete Guide to Twitter
29 November, Eastbourne
View local voluntary & community sector job opportunities and promote your organisation’s vacancies with 3VA.
Volunteer Treasurer/Book Keeper
Lewes District Citizens Advice
Apply by: 15 October 2017 - 17:00
Volunteer IT Support Assistant
Lewes District Citizens Advice
Apply by: 15 October 2017 - 17:00
Project Worker – East Sussex Family & Carers Team (FACT)
Apply by: 15 October 2017
Apply by: 20 October 2017 - 15:00
Employment Support Advisor: Older People
Apply by: 29 October 2017
Have a job to advertise or news to share? Contact 3VA and let us help you get the word out about job vacancies, training, projects, events and other work.