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Scott Roedersheimer
Communications Officer


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Welcome to the latest e-Newsletter!

20 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.


Inkind Direct

In Kind Direct, one of the Prince’s Charities, is set up to support charities, community groups and not for profit organisations with donated goods. Goods range from cleaning products, toiletries, clothes, toys and a range of other items that can be used to give to the people they support, clean and maintain their facilities or fill goody bags for events. Although not a traditional funder, Inkind Direct helps charities to save money on everyday essential items. Charities can then use the money they’ve saved to strengthen and expand their services. How does it work? Charities pay a small charge for the service, which helps contribute towards the costs of running a warehouse, staff, packaging and delivery. There’s no extra charge for delivery and registration is free!

Charities Must Do More to Promote Diversity on Their Boards, New Research Shows

New research recommends that charities do more to promote diversity on their boards and encourage applications from women, young people and people from ethnic minority and socially diverse backgrounds. The report was commissioned by the Office for Civil Society and the Charity Commission and delivered by a consortium led by Cass Business School and the Cranfield Trust.

Let's Get You Home

High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group is organising a big initiative called Let’s Get You Home to ensure that patients spend no longer than they need to in hospital. This means supporting them to return home safely or, if this is not possible, to move to a care home or supported housing once their treatment in hospital is complete. For more information for staff and patients, please see the attached leaflets.

Art Café – Compass Community Arts and Ecohub

Compass Community Arts and Ecohub are looking forward to starting a new Art Café at Ecohub this Thursday, 23 November! Artist Fenya Sharkey (Compass Community Arts) is experienced in making across all mediums and is very versatile in her approach to accompanying individuals and groups in developing their own interests and style to build on an art practice. Fenya’s specialisation is social sculpture in which she facilitates projects, from scratch, to represent the skills and life experiences of the communities in which the projects are situated.  This is a community building exercise starting with approximately 6-8 participants that will meet on from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm on Thursdays over the next few weeks and months to be part of what Fenya describes as an "action" that brings about a "yet to be imagined event".  If you would like to join and participate, please contact Fenya at fenyasharkey@yahoo.co.uk or Ben at ben.trowell@euecohub.eu or on 07984 988 057.


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, Hailsham

This week's local events...

Pre-Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan Drop-in
25 November, Hailsham

Fruit Tree Planting Day 
26 November, Peacehaven

Chalk Farm Learning Disabilities Centre Christmas Fayre
26 November, Eastbourne

More upcoming local events...

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre Mobile Outreach
27 November, Hailsham

Disability Sports Network Event
29 November, Brighton

Social Media Masterclass & Networking
30 November, Eastbourne

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre Mobile Outreach 
30 November, Polegate

Sussex Community Housing Hub Launch
30 November, Herstmonceux


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

Consultation on Eastbourne and Lewes Councils' Equality Objectives
Deadline for responses: 15 December 2017 at 5:00 pm

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

Would You Pay More to Support Policing in Sussex?
Deadline for responses: 5 January 2018 at midnight

How CQC Will Report on and Rate Use of Resources in NHS Hospitals 
Deadline for responses: 10 January 2018 at 5:00 pm


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

Brighton Energy Coop Community Fund 2017 
Deadline for applications: 8 December 2017

The Rampion Fund
Deadline for applications: 12 January 2018

Sussex Community Foundation – Round 3 
Deadline for applications: 12 January 2018 at 5:00 pm

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...

Your Complete Guide to Twitter 
29 November, Eastbourne 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Seminar 
5 December, Eastbourne

Basic First Aid for Adults
12 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...

ILS Health Navigator 
Apply by: 1 December 2017 at 5:00 pm

Senior Development Worker – Health & Wellbeing Community Hub 
Apply by: 5 December 2017 at 5:00 pm

Media Relations Officer
Care for the Carers
Apply by: 6 December 2017 at 9:00 am

Business Development Manager 
East Sussex Credit Union
Apply by: 11 December 2017


View local volunteering opportunities and, if your organisation is a 3VA member, promote your roles with 3VA.

Latest volunteering opportunities...


Volunteer Cooks

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.

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