Reopening services safely during the Covid-19 pandemic

23 September 2020

Updates 23 September 2020: New regulations and guidance to slow the spread of Covid-19 With the national alert level at 4 (transmission is high or risking exponentially) new restrictions to try and slow the spread of the virus have been introduced. The East Sussex escalation level has been raised to yellow from green as cases […]

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The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the voluntary & community sector

21 September 2020

3VA has undertaken local research on the impact of Covid-19 and the role of our local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in responding in each of the 3 districts we cover – Wealden, Lewes and Eastbourne. We spoke to dozens of grassroots VCSE groups and organisations in each of the 3 districts to […]

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Introducing a new Climate Action Forum for Lewes District

14 September 2020

A new Climate Action Forum for Lewes District is being created and we would like to invite all those interested to the first meeting on Zoom on Wednesday, 7 October, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  The forum is being hosted by 3VA and Sustainable Business Partnership CIC. This forum aims to achieve the following: […]

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Eastbourne Borough Council’s Small Grants Programme – delayed

1 September 2020

Given the challenging financial situation being experienced by the council as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and resultant economic downturn, it has been decided to delay the start of this year’s small grants to voluntary organisations programme. The uncertainty of the financial climate means that the council has decided to take time to review […]

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Launching the Older People’s Service Provider Network

4 August 2020

At the end of July, we held an online networking meeting for voluntary & community sector groups and organisations working with older people across Wealden. Due to its success, we would like extend an invitation to all those delivering services for older people throughout the 3VA area, including Lewes District and Eastbourne to join the network […]

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Recovery & Rejuvenation Recap

6 July 2020

Thank you to all Eastbourne groups who attended our first large event on Zoom! Recovery & Rejuvenation. What are the challenges and opportunities for local charities and voluntary and community sector in Eastbourne post Covid-19 brought together 53 attendees. Most of these were from the local voluntary & community sector, including many of the smaller […]

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Covid-19 Update 3: a message from our CEO

30 June 2020

When the Covid-19 crisis began, and as the government announced lock down, 3VA issued a statement detailing how we were responding to the national emergency. We are now updating this statement to reflect the actions necessary as lock down relaxes and the next stage of the response gets underway and as our role, priorities and […]

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Volunteer Coordinators’ Forum: volunteering during a pandemic

10 June 2020

We all recognise that the volunteering effort in East Sussex and across the U.K. since the coronavirus outbreak started to impact has been incredible. People who were already giving their time freely and people coming forward for the very first time have been amazing. We have witnessed people coming together and the response of our […]

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