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Community Development Drop-in Sessions:

Are you involved in running a charity or community group? Maybe you’re thinking of setting one up. Or are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer somewhere? Come to one of our Drop-in sessions to find how Mid Sussex Voluntary Action can help you.

This is your chance to meet our Community Development Coordinators who can talk to you about the benefits of MSVA membership, funding opportunities, best practice, promoting volunteering roles etc. It is also an opportunity for those who are looking to find a suitable volunteering role, to chat to us about what’s out there. We look forward to seeing you!

Burgess Hill
Sessions run between 10am and 12pm at Burgess Hill Town Council. Dates of upcoming sessions:
- 29 January 2020
- 26 February 2020
- 25 March 2020

East Grinstead
Sessions run between 10am and 12 noon at East Grinstead Town Council (free parking at the venue, refreshments provided). Dates of upcoming sessions:
- 30 January
- 27 February
- 26 March

Haywards Heath
Sessions run between 10am and 12 noon at Haywards Heath Town Hall (pay and display parking nearby, refreshments provided). Dates of upcoming sessions:
- 28 January: with NHS Retirement Fellowship; Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove and Carers Support West Sussex
- 25 February
- 24 March: with Healthwatch West Sussex

West Sussex Infrastructure Alliance:

The organisations previously known to you as ‘CVS’ or Councils for Voluntary Services provide support and development services (infrastructure) to voluntary and community groups across West Sussex. Between us, we support around 1,500 voluntary / community organisations and encourage and support volunteering and volunteers who all contribute to a thriving voluntary community sector in the County.

Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester
Crawley Community & Voluntary Service
Community Works

A Vision for the Future:
As part of our commitment to partnership working and sharing best practice, we have been meeting regularly as the ‘CVS Network’ since 2008 and have worked together collaboratively on a project basis. We have now agreed that it will be both productive and beneficial for us and our membership to create a more formal structure to support our future shared working. We have formed the West Sussex Voluntary and Community Sector Infrastructure Alliance (WSVCSI) or ‘the Alliance’ as we hope it will become more widely known. The Alliance has become operational on 1 April 2019.