3VA is a Council for Voluntary Service, providing support for voluntary and community organisations across the Eastbourne, Lewes District and Wealden areas of East Sussex.
We provide a range of practical assistance to charities and community groups including start-up support, funding advice, help with governance, training and getting your voice heard locally. We also provide networking opportunities that enable groups to share experience and expertise and support the sector to influence policy and local decision-making. 3VA builds the capacity of the sector, enabling people and organisations to do things for themselves. Local volunteers alone contribute nearly 90,000 hours of their time every week, which is worth over £50 million per year to the community, and the sector needs specialist support to grow and be sustainable.
As a charity ourselves, we know the importance of getting low-cost (and free!), high-quality support and believe our work is essential to the future of the local voluntary and community sector. Come and see us – you are always welcome!