Dear ,

Five years ago we formally consulted our member groups about merging the local Councils for Voluntary Service to form one new organisation supporting voluntary action across Lewes District, Eastbourne and Wealden. The hugely helpful feedback given at that time informed the decision to create 3VA and has been crucial to our development since 2009.

Five years on, much has happened and much has changed. Despite facing challenges from the period of economic downturn, long-term public sector austerity and resultant social need, however, we in the community and voluntary sector recognise that it’s also a time of opportunities for more partnerships, greater emphasis on community empowerment and enterprise, and new structures. In this moment of challenge and opportunity, we at 3VA want to hear from you again.

Please take a few moments to complete our Strategic Review Survey online. Alternatively, please contact us to request a paper copy.

We want to learn more about your priorities, the support you need and your ideas for the fantastic work in which so many of you within the sector are involved. Key questions include:

•    the biggest challenges you face
•    how you rate the services we offer to you; and
•    priorities for the services we should offer in the future.

The deadline for responses is Friday, 28 February 2014. Once we have the results, we will come back to you with more information about how your answers will inform our strategic planning, service development and project ideas. 

We’d be grateful to hear from as many of you as possible – thanks so much.

Best wishes,

Adam Chugg

Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (01323) 639373




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Denton Island
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United Kingdom