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Welcoming 3VA’s new CEO, John Williams

7 April 2021

Following a lengthy recruitment process, 3VA’s Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that they have appointed John Williams as the new Chief Executive of 3VA. Most recently the Chief Executive at Crawley Community Action, John has recent and relevant experience of the impact of Covid-19 on the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. […]

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Funding available through the Holiday, Activities and Food programme

6 April 2021

Organisations and schools are invited to submit expressions of interest to participate in the holiday activities and food (HAF) programme. The government recently announced that the HAF programme has been expanded across the whole of England in 2021. As a result of this funding, a wide range of local providers and schools have been planning […]

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Holiday Activities and Food programme – Expression of interest forms now live

22 February 2021

The Government has recently announced that the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme will be expanded across the whole of England in 2021. Funds have been made available to every local authority in England to coordinate free holiday provision, including healthy food and enriching activities. The programme will cover the Easter, summer and Christmas holidays […]

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Everyone will benefit from Census 2021

16 February 2021

Census day will be on 21 March, but households will soon receive letters with online codes explaining how they can take part. The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in […]

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Free training opportunities for local physical activity providers

1 February 2021

‘A Workforce to get Sussex active’ is a project focused on supporting physical activity providers in Newhaven Valley, Devonshire and Hailsham East to get more local residents physically active. One of the ways in which this project aims to support local physical activity providers is by connecting them with possible training opportunities for coaches and […]

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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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