Managing Anxiety: Supporting families to deal with mental health issues

20 January 2021

The Sussex Learning Network has launched a two-pronged initiative to help families across the region cope with anxiety. Developed in partnership with 3VA and community mental health charity, Holding Space, the project offers parental skills training as well as counselling for young people. A free six-week programme led by an experienced trainer/therapist aims to teach […]

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Creative kit bags with Towner

19 January 2021

In response to COVID-19, we have partnered with Towner, Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020, on an exciting new project supporting families struggling to access provision from schools. Over the course of eight weeks, we delivered four activity sheets and two materials kits to 200 households in Eastbourne and Seaford. Towner commissioned artist and […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination information for the voluntary sector

13 January 2021

As trusted voices in our local communities, voluntary organisations can support the roll out of the vaccine by sharing information about the vaccine and the vaccination programme. You can also help by getting vaccinated if you have been invited to do so or have contact with priority groups. Get the facts on the vaccine The […]

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We’re recruiting a new Chief Executive

11 January 2021

3VA is proud to be the Voluntary Action organisation for the three districts of Wealden, Eastbourne and Lewes in East Sussex. In our work, we support and develop our local voluntary groups and organisations in these three districts that do so much to strengthen and build resilience in our communities. We are also proud to […]

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Reopening services safely during the Covid-19 pandemic

26 December 2020

As of 26 December 2020, Tier 4 Covid restrictions have been extended across the whole of East Sussex. Where to get support and advice Public Health East Sussex is available for you to enquire about your individual group or organisation’s circumstances and seek advice. We recommend speaking to them for a detailed and nuanced response […]

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Season’s Greetings

21 December 2020

All of us at 3VA would like to wish you a happy Christmas and a healthy start to 2021. A big THANK YOU to all of our members, funders, friends and partners for everything you have accomplished in spite of all the challenges we have faced this year. Our office will be closed from Thursday […]

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3VA’s CEO heads to new role with Seaford Town Council

13 November 2020

Adam Chugg, 3VA’s Chief Executive Officer, will be leaving the charity in December to take up a new role as Town Clerk at Seaford Town Council. Adam has been CEO of 3VA since April 2008. Over this period he has been fully committed to supporting the Trustees, the staff and members of 3VA and through […]

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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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