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Scott Roedersheimer
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Welcome to the latest e-Newsletter!

5 February 2018

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...

Introducing the New Guide to Supporting Intergenerational Projects
Using experience gained from working on two exciting intergenerational projects in the Langney Ward of Eastbourne, 3VA's Chances4Change project has produced a new guide - Intergenerational Opportunities – Supporting an Intergenerational Project. The guide's aim is to share experience, outlining a process that worked well and illustrating these by using a series of top tips, examples and quotes. This guide is useful to anyone who works within an institution such as a school or a care home and to anyone else wishing to broker links between two or more institutions or groups. Read more…

3VA Hub - Office Space to Hire in Central Eastbourne
Want to save money and work in a space with other voluntary & community organisations? Get in touch - we’ve currently got 2 office spaces available at the 3VA Hub, conveniently located just 5 minutes' walk from Eastbourne railway station. One ground floor office suitable for 1-2 people is available now. Another first floor office that can accommodate up to 5 people will be available from mid-April. We offer free Wi-Fi, shared use of a kitchen and secretarial services (small fee may apply). Interested? To find out more, please contact Sheila Lindsey at sheila.lindsey@3va.org.uk or on 01323 639 373.

Basic Bookkeeping
Would you like to learn how to stay on top of your charity accounts and calculate your reserves? How about learning to keep an eye on your cash flow, control restricted funding or know how your charity is solvent? Read more and book...

How to Retain More Volunteers
Having worked hard to recruit volunteers, the next challenge is working out how to keep them involved. This workshop will take an easy-to-follow, step by step guide to developing the most effective messages and support systems to motivating volunteers within your organisation. It will also examine potential ways of redeploying volunteers in flexible, non-traditional roles that are responsive to both volunteers’ needs and the needs of your group and how to recognise when it might be time to ’let go’! Read more and book…


Ambitions (East Sussex) to Come to an End

Services commissioned by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) are periodically reviewed and re-evaluated and, regretfully, we have been informed that ESCC has taken the decision to no longer fund the Ambitions service. Run by Southdown, Ambitions (East Sussex) provides support for carers of adults to achieve their vocational aspirations. It will come to an end on Friday, 30 March 2018. Clients will continue to be supported until the end of March 2018, however the service that can now be offered to new referrals will by necessity be limited. At present, Southdown has received no confirmation of what services will be continuing beyond the end of March, but if you are working with carers please continue to refer them to Care for the Carers for support in their caring roles. 

LGBT Awareness Training from Allsorts Youth Project

Allsorts Youth Project’s Education & Training Service provides training, workshops, consultancy and advice for professionals and young people on a range of issues relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and specifically LGBTU issues. The training and workshops can be tailored to the needs of any organisation that is looking to have a better understanding of LGBT issues. For more information, please contact Allsorts Youth Project at education@allsortsyouth.org.uk


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 Forum
14 February, Lewes

East Sussex Volunteer Coordinators' Networking Forum 
28 February, Eastbourne

Seaford Intergenerational Planning & Development Group
28 February, Seaford

How Can Volunteering Benefit You? 
1 March, Eastbourne

Eastbourne Community Network
20 March, Eastbourne

Upcoming local events...

East Sussex Hearing Resource Mobile Outreach 
8 February, Crowborough

Calais Children: A Case to Answer
8 February, Uckfield

Newhaven Treasure Hunt
10 February - 10 March, Newhaven

LGBT History Month: The Celluloid Closet
11 February, Eastbourne

Hailsham Fun and Safety Event 
13 February, Hailsham

Sussex County Playing Fields Association AGM 
14 February, Lewes

East Sussex Hearing Resource Mobile Outreach
15 February, Newhaven

Experimental Clay Workshops – Morning Session and Afternoon Session  
17 February, Eastbourne

East Sussex Sexual Health Conference 2018 
21 February, Eastbourne

Peacehaven Cinema
21 February, Peacehaven


Weekend Buses in Newhaven 

Making GP Services Work for You
Deadline for responses: 13 February 2018

Wealden Draft Homelessness Strategy 2018-2023  
Deadline for responses: 28 March 2018 


East Sussex Funding News 
Funding News for February 2018 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.

Crowborough Town Council Grants 
Deadline for applications: 20 February 2018

East Sussex Active Access for Growth (AAfG) Community Fund 
Deadline for applications: 1 May 2018

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... 

Skills for Project Funding 
21 February, Lewes

How to Retain More Volunteers
27 February, Uckfield

Getting Your Project Underway, Planning Ahead for Evaluation
7 March, Lewes

East Sussex in Figures (ESiF)
12 March, Eastbourne 

Reporting on Progress and Identifying New Opportunities
15 March, Lewes

Lone Working
21 March, Eastbourne

Introduction to Child Protection 
27 March, Eastbourne

Basic Bookkeeping
28 March, Eastbourne


View local voluntary & community sector job opportunities and promote your organisation’s vacancies with 3VA.

Current job opportunities...

HOMELINK Service Manager 
Lewes District Churches HOMELINK
Apply by: 19 February 2018

Fundraising and Finance Officer 
Sussex Community Rail Partnership
Apply by: 23 February 2018 - 09:00

Trusts Fundraiser 
SASBAH (Sussex Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus)
Apply by: 28 February 2018

Events and Marketing Coordinator 
Association of Carers
Apply by: 2 March 2018


Latest opportunities...

Queen Alexandra Cottage Homes
Eastbourne's oldest local charity, the Queen Alexandra Cottage Homes, is keen to recruit additional members to its management committee. The Homes, in Seaside, provide independent living for more than 100 over-60s, plus a 28-bed care wing. The management committee meets up to eight times a year and supports the administrative, warden and nursing staff of the Homes. The committee would particularly welcome people with experience of the care sector, building and estate management or general charity governance. To find out more, contact Peter Buckland, General Manager on 01323 737 816 or email peter@QACHomes.plus.com

Would you like to volunteer to deliver the NSPCC programme in school? There are vacancies for 7 volunteers in this area. The advert advises the closing date is today, 5 February, but this is being extended, so apply! Read more and apply...

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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