Sussex U3A Network

Our U3As

The 39 U3As listed below are members of the Sussex U3A Network. Click on their names to visit their websites. To contact other u3a websites, go to u3asites.org.uk

Representatives Meetings are held on Fridays at the Adastra Hall, Hassocks BN6 8QH.

29th November (lunch usually provided) 10.30am - 2pm with 2hr workshop. We will endeavour to finish as early as possible for those travelling long distances.

2020 Dates: AGM 27th March, 26th June, 18th September, 18th December

SEC/Committee Meetings in Adastra Hall committee room on Mondays (10.15 - 12pm)

2020 Dates: 3rd February, 18th May, 17th August, 16th November

We would welcome more members on our committee (SEC) with no obligation to take a secretary role. Members of any of our U3As are welcome to attend a SEC/committee meeting. Please notify the secretary or any other committee member beforehand.

NOTICES TO MEMBERS

- The New U3A Logo with brand use notes can be easily downloaded from the TAT website front page (the link is in the bottom list, beside the sign in section.)

- The annual Speakers List is available from sussexareau3a@gmail.com Please advise us of any changes.

- The Study Days Programme 2019/20 cards (three for printing) or a single card can be downloaded when the new programme is available, usually around July. The programme starts in September. The bookable days will be listed on the Events page with their downloadable information/booking sheet.

- Our South East regional representative is Bob Duckmanton. You can email him via this link.

- An explanation text for TAT, SUN & SEF

- The Beacon Administration System. Support for users is support@u3aBeacon.org.uk. You can google a demonstration and there will be SUN workshops on how the system functions.

- Grants to assist U3As:
a) the SUN Event Funding Grant to encourage activities/meetings between our member U3As, will cover the venue costs only. Click for
form.
b) The TAT £200 Grant for U3A Open Days. For funding local U3A events, download and send the form onto Bob Duckmanton, the SE regional trustee, who authorises them for national office. Requests can be up to £200.
Click for form. Request the funding in advance of the event and all receipts/ paid invoices will have to be forwarded later.

- The Barbara Lewis U3A Fund provides financial help to new U3As. Donations welcome.

SUN workshops
are arranged for members of Sussex U3As with like interests eg. treasurers, newsletter editors, web managers or leaders of special interest groups, to help each other by sharing their experiences. They are led by members for members and the maximum attendance number is 20. If there is a high demand for a particular workshop, it may be repeated at a later date.

NB The workshop co-ordinator will request the co-operation of the local U3A at a local workshop venue, to assist with providing refreshments, even possibly registering attendees and welcoming the guest speaker/organiser if necessary, should the co-ordinator be delayed or travelling a long distance.This will ensure a pleasant event for all the participants.

National Office (TAT) offers a variety of free workshops to assist U3As. Local U3As are invited to attend. See list on the TAT website. U3As can apply to organise one of these if they include at least 4 other U3As and more than 25 attendees - up to 60 max. Costs are covered by national office including the facilitator, venue hire, lunch and refreshments.(Approx. £8 pp organised by host U3A). No money handling, as all invoices go directly to TAT and Eventbrite handle the registrations. For details download the National Request Workshops PDF.

Current TAT Workshops that can be requested:

Keeping It Legal
Financial Matters
Running Your U3A
Managing Growth
Interest Groups Matters
Communications
Volunteers & Volunteering

Click on the blue title for more information. Booking form is on the national U3A website.

Arun Valley Arun West Battle & District Bognor Regis
Brighton & Hove Brighton Five Deans Brunswick, West Hove & Portslade Burgess Hill
Chichester Crawley Crowborough East Grinstead
Eastbourne & Wealden Eastbourne Central Eastbourne Meads Hailsham & District
Hastings & Rother Haywards Heath Heathfield Horsham
Hurst, Hassocks & Ditchling Lancing & Sompting Lewes Littlehampton
Mayfield & District Midhurst Newhaven & Peacehaven Patcham
Preston Park Ringmer Rye & District Seaford
Selsey Shoreham & Southwick Southwater Steyning & District
Uckfield & District Wadhurst Worthing
Arun Valley Arun West
Battle & District Bognor Regis
Brighton & Hove Brighton Five Deans
Brunswick, West Hove & Portslade Burgess Hill
Chichester Crawley
Crowborough East Grinstead
Eastbourne & Wealden Eastbourne Central
Eastbourne Meads Hailsham & District
Hastings & Rother Haywards Heath
Heathfield Horsham
Hurst, Hassocks & Ditchling Lancing & Sompting
Lewes Littlehampton
Mayfield & District Midhurst
Newhaven & Peacehaven Patcham
Preston Park Ringmer
Rye & District Seaford
Selsey Shoreham & Southwick
Southwater Steyning & District
Uckfield & District Wadhurst
Worthing