3VA runs a number of events and workshops throughout the year designed to help voluntary and community groups benefit from networking, explore opportunities for collaborative working, share good practice and discuss issues of mutual concern with a view to finding practical solutions. Recent topics covered have included building on the community assets in Eastbourne, community transport and access to services in Wealden and work to make Lewes town a place where the needs of people with dementia are understood and catered for. 3VA facilitates the East Sussex Volunteer Coordinators' Networking Forum for people who manage volunteers - an excellent opportunity to share and learn about good practice in this important area.
3VA also runs regular networking meetings across Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden, so if you have an issue you would like to raise, come along and tell us. Browse our events calendar to find out when the next meeting will take place. Alternatively, contact your local 3VA community development officer:
3VA hosts SpeakUp Countywide Forum, a network for the voluntary and community sector in East Sussex. SpeakUp’s role is to ensure that there is dialogue between voluntary and community sector organisations across East Sussex in support of its development and sustainability. It also promotes work with the public sector to develop collaboration and system leadership.