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Welcome to the latest e-Newsletter!

12 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.


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Due to the new data protection regulations due to come into force in May 2018, last week we sent out an email asking 3VA subscribers to opt-in to continue receiving the weekly e-Newsletter and/or the monthly training update. Thank you to all those who have done this so far! If you have not yet done so and would like to continue receiving information from 3VA, please opt in now and no later than 4 March 2018.

3VA to Offer a Free GDPR Seminar

3VA is offering community and voluntary organisations the opportunity to attend a free seminar to understand the implications of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it will impact their work. The seminar will be held at 3VA in Eastbourne on Tuesday, 17 April 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Booking is essential. There are limited places available and these are offered on a first come, first served basis. Only 1 representative per organisation please.

Safeguarding is a Key Governance Priority for All Charities, Regulator Reminds Trustees

The Charity Commission says safeguarding should be a priority for all charities, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk. It comes as the charity regulator publishes a report, Tackling Abuse and Mismanagement, showing safeguarding concerns are an increasing feature in its regulatory compliance case work with charities. The Commission recently updated its strategy on safeguarding in charities, which reminded trustees that they should proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of their charity’s beneficiaries and take reasonable steps to ensure that their beneficiaries or others who come into contact with their charity do not, as a result, come to harm.

CQC Report of Local System Review in East Sussex Published

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is reviewing health and social care systems in 20 local areas to find out how services are working together to care for people aged 65 and older. The report of the local system review in East Sussex has now been published. Each local area review will highlight what is working well and where there are opportunities for improving how the system works for people using services. The CQC will report to the local authority area’s health and wellbeing board and publish its findings. Once the CQC has completed all the reviews, it will publish a national report sometime in 2018.

Safe in East Sussex

The latest Safe in East Sussex newsletter is now available. This edition focuses on preventing violent extremism.

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day 2018 was celebrated globally on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. More than a thousand organisations across the UK – including Sussex Police – got involved to help inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.


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...

Hailsham Fun and Safety Event 
13 February, Hailsham

Hampden Park Health Walk
13 February, Eastbourne

U V Drawing
13 February, Eastbourne

Health Walks on 14 February:

East Sussex Hearing Resource Mobile Outreach
15 February, Newhaven

Heath Walks on 15 February:

Experimental Clay WorkshopsMorning Session and Afternoon Session  
17 February, Eastbourne

Lewes Hard of Hearing Support Group
19 February, Lewes

Health Walks on 20 February:

Lego Club
20 February, Eastbourne

Peacehaven Cinema
21 February, Peacehaven

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre Mobile Outreach
22 February, Uckfield

High Weald Lewes Havens CCG Grading Workshop
26 February, Lewes


Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard is partnering with Macmillan Cancer Support to learn about the experiences and needs of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) people living, working, studying or socialising in Brighton & Hove and Sussex who are affected by cancer:

Making GP Services Work for You 
Deadline for responses: 14 February 2018

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


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

Sussex Community Foundation Grants – Summer Round 
Deadline for applications: 4 May 2018

BBC Children in Need Grant Programme
Deadline for applications: 17 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

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

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Seminar
17 April, 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

Recovery Workers
Apply by: 25 February 2018 - 23:59

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

Community Navigator
Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA)
Apply by: 4 March 2018 - 17:00


Latest local volunteering opportunities...

Grit has a new opportunity waiting for you, so, get involved and use this opportunity to help change a young person’s life. Grit, in partnership with Newhaven Foyer, will be running an innovative and transformational personal development programme for young people in and around Newhaven which will transform the mind sets, attitudes and experiences that block their path to thriving, successful futures. There are a number of volunteering opportunities: A Youth Intensive Coach – will be responsible for enrolling and supporting young people aged 17-21 onto the programme working with the Enrolment Manager and local agencies. The Life Coach Volunteer will work one to one supporting a young person to achieve their goals for 9 months with at least 1 face to face contact (45 minutes) every fortnight and with a further contact (text, email, phone call) on the alternate weeks, support the young person work towards personal goals (meetings take place in a public place in the local community). The Life Coach workshop will take place on Friday 23rd February –Sunday 25th February (Friday 6pm - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday 9am - 6pm) and an evening training session on 6th March (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Please contact Sumeya on 07787 296 193 or volunteer@grit.org.uk to find out more about these superb volunteering roles.

Southdown Staying Well Service
Southdown is currently looking for volunteers to help deliver a brand new service in St. Leonards for people from across East Sussex experiencing emotional distress. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of developing and delivering a new service for people experiencing mental health difficulties outside of normal service operating times. The service will offer dedicated support to individuals 7 days a week (excl. bank holidays) between the hours of 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm Monday to Friday and 3:00 pm and 11:00 Saturday and Sunday. The service will offer brief interventions designed to help people deescalate their distress in the short term and link in with appropriate services to better manage their mental health in the longer term. If you’re passionate about supporting others to overcome their difficulties and would like to be involved in an innovative and valuable front line service, Southdown would love to hear from you. To find out more and to express an interest, please contact Ian Dyer, Operations Manager, on 07384 460 994 or at ian.dyer@southdown.org

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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