Category Archives: Community Services

Weddings and civil partnerships set to resume

Ceremony room at Hastings Town HallCOUPLES whose big days were on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic will have reason to celebrate as weddings and civil partnerships in East Sussex are set to resume.

With changes in Government guidance and following careful planning to ensure couples, their guests and Registration staff can stay as safe as possible, ceremonies will restart from July 21. Continue reading

Emergency fund launched in fight against Covid-19

Cllr Keith GlazierA £300,000 emergency fund has been launched to help charities and not-for-profit organisations continue to support communities through the Covid-19 crisis.

East Sussex County Council is inviting voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations whose income has been significantly affected by the Government’s “stay at home” advice, to apply for a grant. Continue reading

National award for community help project

A PROJECT designed to match organisations that need help and those that want to help their local communities has received national recognition.

The East Sussex Social Value Marketplace, a project between local authority partnership Orbis and East Sussex County Council’s Public Health team, was named Social Innovation of the year at January’s National Social Value Awards. Continue reading