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Scott Roedersheimer
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Welcome to the latest e-Newsletter!

4 December 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...

Christmas Volunteering
Volunteering around Christmas and new year is always popular. Find out about our tops tips for groups looking to involve volunteers and individuals looking to volunteer this year. Read more…

Data Protection and GDPR: Five Things for Trustees to Know
Despite all the hype, the GDPR is a continuation of the existing regime set in the Data Protection Act. ‘It’s an evolution, not a revolution’ – so if you are processing lawfully under the existing act, you are already in a good place with respect to the GDPR. Here are five things for trustees to know. Read more...

How to Attract More Volunteers
This workshop, which will take place on 13 December in Lewes, is an easy-to-follow, step by step guide to developing the most effective messages to recruiting volunteers for your organisation. It will also examine ways of involving volunteers in flexible, non-traditional roles that are responsive to both volunteers’ needs and the needs of your group. Only one space remaining! Read more and book...

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…



Aldi to Give Away All its Unsold Fresh Food on Christmas Eve

Aldi has offered to give all its unsold fresh food away to charities and good causes when its stores close at 4:00 pm on Christmas Eve. The supermarket chain issued an appeal on social media urging organisations across the country to collect items left over after its branches have shut up shop for the festive period.  A statement issued by the firm says it wants to share products out with groups such as food banks in support of “less fortunate individuals” in order to “prevent food going to waste”. Organisations interested in receiving leftover food from Aldi have until this Friday, 8 December, to apply by emailing energyandenvironment@aldi.co.uk or contacting Aldi’s UK head office on 01827 711 800.

Legislative Changes Affecting the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

The Charity Commission has announced a phased timetable allowing charitable companies to convert to charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) following legislative changes in Parliament on 23 November 2017. The new legislation also means that all charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) will be listed on the Business names index, held by Companies House. The Secondary Legislation under the Charities Act 2011 contains 3 distinct elements: the Charitable Incorporated Organisations (Conversion) Regulations, the Charitable Incorporated Organisations (Consequential Amendments) Order and the Index of Company Names (Listed Bodies) (England and Wales) Order. The Charity Commission is now preparing a programme of work to support these changes.


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

3VA's upcoming events...

3VA AGM: Celebrating Our Local Voluntary & Community Sector
17 January, Hailsham

This week's local events...

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

SEND Cricket Taster Session
6 December, Newhaven

Job Buddies (part of the Mums Employability Project)
7 December, Eastbourne

Movies Make Memories – Holiday Inn
8 December, Hailsham

Mayor’s Christmas Carol Service 
8 December, Seaford

Seaford Beach Clean
10 December, Seaford

More upcoming local events...

Eastbourne Lions’ Santa Sleigh Route
11 December, Sovereign Harbour North

Carers Support Group and Afternoon Tea
13 December, Hailsham

Eastbourne Lions’ Santa Sleigh Route
13 December, Stone Cross

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre Mobile Outreach
14 December, Golden Cross

Adult Social Care, Living Wills and End of Life Care
14 December, Ringmer

WayfinderWoman Creative Skills Event
16 December, Eastbourne

Christmas Singalong
16 December, Fletching


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

Lewes District Local Plan Part 2: Site Allocations and Development Management Policies DPD and Sustainability Appraisal 
Deadline for responses: 25 January 2018


East Sussex Funding News
Funding News for December 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. 

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... 

Basic First Aid for Adults
12 December, Eastbourne

How to Attract More Volunteers
13 December, Lewes

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...

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


View local volunteering opportunities and, if you're a 3VA member, promote your organisation’s roles.

Latest opportunities...


Grit and Newhaven Foyer

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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