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Scott Roedersheimer
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Welcome to the latest e-Newsletter!

6 November 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.

This month's features...

3VA's Project Management Course to Return in 2018
Would you like to improve the quality of your project design and management, increase your chances of securing funding for your project and learn a range of practical tools to support your project work? 3VA's Project Management course, which is now taking bookings for February 2018, is designed with the voluntary and community sector in mind. Read more and book…

East Sussex Funding News
Funding News for November 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. Read more…

Basic First Aid Training
3VA is pleased to offer a 3 hour Basic First Aid for Adults course on 5 December in Eastbourne for people who want a general knowledge of first aid principles and to learn skills for the emergency treatment of injuries or sudden illness. Skills include basic life support and CPR and what to do for choking, external bleeding, shock, minor injuries and burns. Read more and book…


Welcome to New 3VA Members

At 3VA’s recent Board of Trustees meeting, the following organisations were approved as members and we warmly welcome them to our network:

No 3VA Drop-in at Southover House, Lewes This Week

Please note that there will be no drop-in session at Southover House in Lewes this coming Thursday morning, 9 November, due to the Volunteer Coordinators Forum taking place at Newhaven Fort. The drop-in session will be back as usual, on Thursday, 16 November. Please email lee.shepherd@3va.org.uk for more information.

Health & Social Care Connect

Health & Social Care Connect (HSCC) is the point of contact for adults and carers with health, care and support needs to access information, advice and community services in East Sussex. The service is available if you or the person you care for is aged 18 or over. HSCC can help by providing information and advice, pointing you to other services or organisations, taking applications to assess your needs, considering whether you would benefit from daily living equipment or telecare and providing support to carers. Safeguarding concerns can also be raised with HSCC. Contact HSCC on 0345 60 80 191, but you can also complete self-assessments online

The Future of Business - State of Social Enterprise Survey 2017

Social Enterprise UK has published its The Future of Business – State of Social Enterprise Survey 2017. Supported by Santander, it is the largest, most representative survey of social enterprises in the UK.

Local Charities Day Digital Toolkit

The Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport has released a digital toolkit to support small and local charities get involved in Local Charities Day, promoting the fantastic work they are doing and the many benefits they bring to people, communities and good causes across the UK. Local Charities Day takes place on 15 December 2017.

Alone at Christmas

Does your organisation know of people living in Eastbourne and who are likely to be alone on Christmas Day? Eastbourne Rotary Club is offering a Christmas meal and entertainment at Our Lady of Ransom Church Hall at 1:00 pm. Transport to and from the venue for people living in the Eastbourne area can be arranged. Guests must be able to walk unaided or with a stick or wheeled walker. The meal and transport are provided free. Please contact Dennis Thompson on 01323 749 329 with your nominations and Eastbourne Rotary will do the rest.

Local Charities Asking for Your Votes

Wealden Citizens Advice has been nominated to receive funding from two schemes, but it needs to win the public vote and would be really grateful if people would take a few minutes to vote for them. The first is the Natwest Skills & Opportunities Fund and the second scheme is the Aviva Community Fund

Age UK East Sussex is a finalist for the Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund. Its new project is to provide a new outreach vehicle which will visit isolated older people and give them the support and advice they need to lead a better life. With one click you can vote for this project


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

3VA's upcoming events...

3VA AGM - Hold the date! 
17 January, Location TBC

This week's 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

Table Top Sale 
11 November, Seaford

More upcoming local events...

Carers Support Group and Afternoon Tea
15 November, Hailsham

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre Mobile Outreach 
16 November, Eastbourne

Men Get Eating Disorders Too National Conference 2017 
17 November, Brighton

18 November, Eastbourne

Not a Bog Standard Saturday Night!
18 November, Eastbourne

East Sussex Fuel Poverty Practitioners Forum
20 November, Eastbourne

East Sussex Village Halls & Community Buildings Conference
22 November, Herstmonceux


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

Seaford Town Draft Neighbourhood Plan
Deadline for responses: 20 December 2017


Active Sussex Disability Small Grants
Deadline for applications: 24 November 2017

Wealden District Council Grants Programme
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2017

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 info@3va.org.uk.


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...

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.

Current job opportunities...

Carers Community Worker 
Association of Carers
Apply by: 10 November 2017

Education Officer 
Railway Land Wildlife Trust
Apply by: 10 November 2017

Aspirations Coach (x2)
Apply by: 12 November 2017

Engagement Support Officer
Brighton Women’s Centre
Apply by: 20 November 2017 at 9:00 am

Age Concern Eastbourne
Apply by: 20 November 2017 at 1:00 pm


View local volunteering opportunities and promote your organisation’s roles with 3VA.

Latest opportunities...

Macmillan Information Network Volunteer 
Age UK East Sussex

Children with Cancer Fund – Polegate

Lay Member
East Sussex Local Safeguarding Children Board

Have a job to advertise or good news to share? Contact 3VA and let us help you get the word out about job vacancies, training, projects, events and other work. 

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