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Scott Roedersheimer
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Welcome to the latest e-Newsletter!

27 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.


Autumn Budget - Key Points for Charities

The government gave its run down on the current state of the nation's finances in the Autumn Statement last week. Read NCVO's take on the statement or, for a more detailed analysis, please read the Local Government Association's briefing on the statement.

Free General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Seminar

3VA is offering community and voluntary organisations the opportunity to attend a free seminar to understand the implications of this new legislation and how it will impact their work. The seminar will take place from 10:00 am to 11:30 pm on Tuesday, 5 December in 3VA’s Annexe in Eastbourne and will be delivered by Carol Hill, solicitor at C Hill Consultancy. Places are limited, so book now

Charity Insurance with Reid Briggs Pays Back

The Big Event was enjoyable and beneficial for Reid Briggs Insurance Brokers to be part of as sponsor, forging new connections and strengthening existing ones. The 2017 theme of Collaboration and Partnerships: Together for a Purpose tied in nicely with the anniversary of Reid Briggs’ successful partnership with Lisa Smart, founder of Happy Paws Puppy Rescue. Reid Briggs’ Affinity Scheme helps charities generate extra income when their supporters buy their home, pet, motor, travel, any insurance policies from Reid Briggs. It makes sense because insurance is something we buy anyway. Supporters of Lisa’s charity have, for the past year, been able to arrange their various insurances through Reid Briggs. Each policy generates a 5% commission for Happy Paws. Reid Briggs recently presented Lisa with a cheque and Lisa has been able to use these funds to help save more abandoned dogs and find new loving homes in the UK. Reid Briggs is seeking additional charities to pair with. Could your supporters help your charity generate additional revenue like Lisa? For further information about this or any other charity insurance needs, contact Keely Featherstone, Charities Insurance Manager, on 01323 438 843 or email keely@reidbriggs.co.uk

16 Days of Action and White Ribbon Campaign 2017

The 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence against Women run from 25 November (the UN International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women) to the 10 December (Human Rights Day). Over 16 days, a range of agencies, groups and individuals are coming together to work to end all forms of violence against women. This includes awareness raising, making sure people know where to go for help and support, sharing stories about people's experiences, recovery and work, as well as hosting a comedy night to raise funds for local services. The 16 Days of Action also include other significant dates like World Aids Day (1 December), as well as the White Ribbon Campaign, which calls on men to make a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence and abuse. You can find out more about the 16 Days of Action, the White Ribbon Campaign and the events running across East Sussex on the East Sussex Safer Communities website

Celebrate Your National Lottery Funding with #ThanksToYou

From 27 November to 3 December, The National Lottery is saying thank you to National Lottery players for making a difference to communities across the UK. Share your project's pictures and stories to celebrate what National Lottery funding has helped you to achieve, and say a simple thank you to the people who made it possible - National Lottery players.

Friends of the Cuckoo Trail Meeting

Are you interested in helping to look after the Cuckoo Trail? Several local groups have expressed an interest in maintaining this community asset and there is an offer of help and materials from a building company. If you would you like to take part in a ‘friends group’, organise community events and maintain and improve the trail, please book to come along to the meeting next Monday, 4 December at 7:00 pm in Horam. Please share this opportunity with anyone you think may be interested.

Does Your Organisation Have a Volunteering Opportunity for a Student in Lewes?

Volunteer Centre East Sussex has been contacted by a school in Lewes to ask for assistance in finding some volunteering opportunities for one of their students. The student is 15 years old and the school describes him as having ‘good communication skills and working well with adults. He is interested in computer games/gaming and is applying to Sussex Downs College for a place on their Software & Games Development course. He struggles with some aspects of the school curriculum and enjoys a more practical approach. He can be pleasant and polite’. If you feel that your organisation would like to discuss the possibility of a volunteering opportunity for this student, please contact Lee Shepherd at lee.shepherd@vces.org.uk and Lee will put you in touch with the school.

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women Getting the Vote with The WayfinderWoman Trust

2018 is the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote and The WayfinderWoman Trust is running a number of exciting and fascinating fundraising events to celebrate women’s achievements over the last 100 years. They need volunteers to help them run these and to plan other activities throughout the year to raise the profile of the charity and support more women in building their confidence in the work place.  Whether you have an hour to spare, or more, there are plenty of opportunities for you to join in what promises to be a fun and exciting year. For further information contact Tania at volunteering@wayfinderwoman.com or phone 01323 886 171 or 07706 486 546.

Adult Social Care, Living Wills and End of Life Care Event

Anchor Lodge Surgery in Ringmer would like to invite you to an informal afternoon event on Thursday 14 December at 2:30 pm to learn more about East Sussex County Council Adult Social Care, living wills and end of life care for yourself or your relatives. It is an opportunity to learn more and ask question in a supportive environment with one of the doctors and the Adult Social Care Operations Manager. Issues around who is eligible for care and support, respite care, nursing homes, finances and advanced care planning. Tea and cake will be provided. For further information and to register your interest in attending, please contact Sue Dunkley at sue.dunkley@eastsussex.gov.uk or phone 07720 040 810.


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

3VA's upcoming events...

Friends of the Cuckoo Trail Meeting 
4 December, Horam

3VA AGM – Book now! 
17 January, Hailsham

This week's local events...

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

March to Raise Awareness of World AIDS Day
1 December, Eastbourne

Cancer Research UK Christmas Collection 
3 December, Lewes

More upcoming local events...

Eastbourne Lions’ Santa Sleigh Route
4 December, Eastbourne

Arts Connect – GET CREATIVE: Songwriting with Delta 7
5 December, Crowborough

SEND Cricket Taster Session
6 December, Newhaven

Movies Make Memories – Holiday Inn
8 December, Hailsham

Mayor’s Christmas Carol Service 
8 December, Seaford


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


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...

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

Basic First Aid for Adults
12 December, Eastbourne

Your Complete Guide to Facebook
30 January, Eastbourne

Introduction to Child Protection
6 February, Eastbourne

Project Management
7 February to 15 March, 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

Administration Assistant 
Care for the Carers
Apply by: 7 December 2017

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

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