Welcome to the latest e-Newsletter!
30 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.
New Sections in the 3VA e-Newsletter
Seeking other local organisations to collaborate with? Looking to share resources or have them to share? Looking for volunteers? We’re planning to expand our weekly e-Newsletter to include these topics, so get in touch! Opportunities for collaboration and resource sharing items can be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org while volunteering opportunities can be submitted at no charge on our jobs
GDPR Hotline to Open from 1 November
Smaller charities employing fewer than 250 people will be able to make use of a new telephone advice service about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), run by the Information Commissioner’s Office, from 1 November.
Pregnancy Discrimination at Work
Citizens Advice Eastbourne set up an online survey to find out about women's experiences when pregnant at work and it received a number of responses. A report on Pregnancy Discrimination at Work has now been produced which explains the impact on the clients Citizens Advice Eastbourne has advised and makes recommendations on how to support women to receive
their rights. Citizens Advice Eastbourne will continue to publicise this subject and raise awareness within the Eastbourne community and business sector.
Managing-Bipolar CIC Needs Your Votes!
Managing-Bipolar CIC is asking for your vote! Can you please support them by voting with the Aviva Community Fund that they have applied to? Voting started last week and ends at noon on 21 November 2017. Managing-Bipolar CIC desperately needs your votes. Without this funding their whole future is at risk.
View local events and add yours to our Community Events Calendar for Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden.
3VA's upcoming events...
East Sussex Volunteer Coordinators’ Networking Forums (Newhaven) - book now - only a few spaces left!
9 November, Newhaven
This week's local events...
Ninfield Dementia Forum Launch
1 November, Ninfield
Royal Hippodrome Theatre Tour
3 November, Eastbourne
Nearly New Sale
4 November, Hailsham
More upcoming local events...
Coffee, Cakes and Computers
8 November, Heathfield
Shaping Health & Care Event – Eastbourne, Hailsham & Seaford
8 November, Hailsham
East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre Mobile Outreach
9 November, Wivelsfield and Newick
Eastbourne Strategic Partnership Open Event
9 November, Eastbourne
CONSULTATIONS AND SURVEYS
Stand Up for East Sussex
Hailsham, Polegate and Eastbourne Movement and Access Corridor (HPE MAC) (Phase 1)
Deadline for responses: 10 November 2017
PIP and ESA Assessments Inquiry
Deadline for responses: 10 November 2017
East Sussex Statement of Community Involvement 2017 Consultation
Deadline for responses: 20 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
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner's Community Safety Fund
Deadline for applications: 3 November 2017
Active Sussex Small Grants Scheme
Deadline for applications: 24 November 2017
Wealden District Council Grants Programme
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2017
A limited number of 40-minute pre-application advice sessions, for groups which have not had one before, will take place during office hours at Wadhurst this Thursday 2 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 (Countywide)
Deadline for applications: Rolling
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.
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 training opportunities...
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
Basic First Aid for Adults
5 December, Eastbourne
How to Attract More Volunteers
13 December, Lewes
View local voluntary & community sector job opportunities and promote your organisation’s vacancies with 3VA.
This week's opportunities...
East Sussex Community Voice (ESCV)
Apply by: 6 November 2017 - 17:00
Railway Land Wildlife Trust
Apply by: 10 November 2017
Apply by: 12 November 2017
Chailey Heritage Foundation
Lewes Community Land Trust
Devonshire West Big Local
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.