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e-Newsletter Issue 163



Scott Roedersheimer
3VA Marketing Officer

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Lewes: 01273 483 832

Wealden: 01825 765 136


Welcome to the latest e-Newsletter!

07 July 2014

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.

Member of the Week: Sovereign Harbour Residents' Association

Each issue, we want to highlight the work of one of our amazing range of members across Wealden, Eastbourne and the Lewes District. This week it is the turn of Sovereign Harbour Residents’ Association.

Sovereign Harbour Residents’ Association (SHRA) was established in 2000 to consolidate and represent the views of the entire Harbour community. Sovereign Harbour residents and householders have an essential part to play in ensuring the continuing success of our community, through appropriate growth, for the benefit of fellow householders and marina visitors alike. SHRA exists to give homeowners and residents a louder and coordinated voice.

For more information about their work, please visit their website: www.shra.co.uk.

Charity Day

Please join Ashley Gardens Care Home & St Andrews Church on Saturday, 26 July 2014 for a fun packed day with BBQs, cream teas, events and attractions including the 20th Annual Family Fun Dog Show, bouncy castle, table top sale, charity stalls, raffle, tombola, book stalls, cake stalls, pony rides, and lots more! The event will take place at Ashley Gardens Care Home and The Archery Recreation Ground, Willoughby Crescent, Eastbourne BN22 8RA and will have an official opening by the Deputy Mayor of Eastbourne at 1:00 pm (dog show registrations at 12:00 noon).  Admission is free of charge and everyone is welcome. All proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Eastbourne Hospitals. For more information or to book a table top stall, please ring 01323 411 466.

Heathfield Hard of Hearing Support Group

The next meeting of the Heathfield Hard of Hearing Support Group will be held on Monday, 14 July 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Red Cross Centre, Streatfield Road, Heathfield TN21 8LA. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other hard of hearing people and to make new friends in a relaxed and welcoming environment and to learn from their personal experience of living with hearing loss. It’s also an ideal opportunity to learn some useful communication skills that will help to reduce the feeling of isolation. Free refreshments and raffle. All welcome so put a note in your diary. For more information, please contact the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre on 01323 722505.


Proposed Changes to Children's Centres in East Sussex 

Deadline for responses: 18 July 2014
East Sussex County Council propose to use some of the current Children’s Centre buildings to provide new early years education places for two year olds. They would like to hear your views on the changes before decisions are taken..

Your Voice Our Vision

Deadline for responses: 18 July 2014
Would you like to help shape the Big Lottery Fund's vision for £4 billion of funding from 2015-2021? Explore the Your Voice Our Vision site and contribute your ideas and comments on what others are talking about.

Mobile Library and Mobile Office Consultation

Deadline for responses: 31 July 2014
East Sussex County Council is consulting on proposed changes to the Mobile Library and Mobile Office to understand the impact they will have on customers so that alternative means of access to library services can be provided.

The Future of Your Services

Deadline for responses: 15 August 2014
Eastbourne Borough Council is working on an ambitious programme of change across the council that will enhance services to residents and local businesses and deliver savings. Please contribute your views to help the Council make better changes for residents and local businesses.

Meals in the Community Service

Deadline for responses: 16 September 2014
A public consultation is being conducted on proposals for East Sussex County Council’s Meals in the Community service, which, if approved, will affect around 500 older people in East Sussex who currently receive meals from the contracted provider, Apetito. Please read the proposals and make comment online.


Sussex Community Foundation Grants – Round 2

Deadline for applications: 11 July 2014
Sussex Community Foundation awards grants to charities and community groups in Sussex and manages a range of grants on behalf of various Sussex donors, each of whom has their own priorities and criteria. Most grants are between £1,000 and £5,000 and they are particularly interested in supporting smaller community groups.

Uckfield Town Council Grants

Deadline for applications: 20 August 2014
Uckfield Town Council Grants for 2015/16 are now available online or by requesting an application pack from the Town Clerk on 01825 762774.

Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grants

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2014
Are you interested in promoting heart health in your community? Does your organisation have a project in mind that could get a particular group into heart healthy habits? Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grants are available for new, original and innovative projects hat actively promote heart health and help to prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease in specific groups or communities. The small grant is up to £5,000 and the larger is up to £10,000.

Inter Faith Youth Trust Small Grants Programme

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2014
Grants of between £200 and £500 are awarded for proposals for inter faith activities which increase understanding by children and young people aged between 11-25 years from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths and those of no formal faith in understanding and co-operation. Projects should take place during Inter Faith Week (16-22 November 2014).

Blatchington Court Trust Annual Awards

Deadline for applications: 6 September 2014
Blatchington Court Trust primarily supports visually impaired individuals aged under 30 living in Sussex. The annual awards scheme makes awards of about £5,000 to assist charities, groups, companies and statutory bodies throughout the UK in their work with young visually impaired people. For more information, please contact Alison Evans on 01273 727222 or email alison@blatchingtoncourt.org.uk. You can also download details of the scheme and an application form

The Edge Fund

Deadline for applications: 8 September 2014
The Edge Fund is now open for applications, following its review period.  It supports communities facing discrimination and injustice and work that aims to create systemic change. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for work carried out by individuals and small grassroots groups that creates change in society, rather than traditional support and services work and that find it difficult to get funding elsewhere. 


Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) Course

From 18 July, Uckfield
Coastal Wellbeing will offer a six week WRAP course for anyone who wants to create positive change in the way they feel or increase their enjoyment in life and anyone who is looking for ways to better manage their wellbeing and look after their health. Groups will be facilitated by Molly Booth and Lucy Tucknott. For more details, please contact Sussex Oakleaf on 01825 766528 or at bellbrook@sussexoakleaf.org

Treasurer's Essentials

22 July, Uckfield
This course will look at the roles and responsibility of the treasurer and different types of accounting, help participants gain a better understanding of what financial records are and the legal aspects of accounts and familiarise people with setting and using budgets. For more information and to book online, please visit the 3VA website.


IAG Coach - Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA)

Deadline for applications: 14 July 2014
SCDA is seeking an IAG Coach to support the Employability Management Team in providing delivery staff with IAG coaching, guidance, support and feedback to ensure advisor performance is maximised. For more information about this position and how to apply, please visit the 3VA website.

Services Coordinators (x2) – Association of Carers

Deadline for applications: 25 July 2014
30 hour post for Eastbourne, Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and Hailsham areas
15 hour post for Wealden and Rural Rother areas
The Association of Carers is looking for two Services Coordinators who will take referrals, carry out initial meetings and match and set up Carers with volunteers. Helping to promote the service across East Sussex, building links with other agencies and working in partnership to deliver a free, high quality services, the ideal applicants will be good at relating to a wide range of people and have excellent organisational skills. For more information about these positions and how to apply, please visit the 3VA website.

Support Worker - People Inspiring People

Deadline for applications: 11 August 2014
A male support worker required to work for a newly formed organisation called People Inspiring People that is 'Support with Confidence' approved by East Sussex County Council. The organisation aims to empower individuals to achieve their values and reach goals. The role is to support a young gentleman (22 years of age) who has autism (and a medical condition which he manages himself) in the community for 2 hours per week and to engage with social activities. Supervision will be provided after each support session and an enhanced DBS check will be carried out. Salary is £9-£10 per hour dependent on skills and experience. For more information and to apply, please ring Sharon Darby on 077 2281 8088 for an informal chat, then email a CV to sharondarby@hotmail.co.uk.

Have a news item to advertise or good news to share? 3VA can help you get the word out about job vacancies, training, projects, events and other work. For more information, please visit our website

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