We support and champion Rothers voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to make positive change, challenge issues and develop new ideas to strengthen communities.


We support new and existing voluntary and community groups and social enterprise organisations with training programmes, guidance about legal structures, governance issues, policies and procedures and identifying potential funding sources and develop funding bids.

RVA is a community led organisation, we can help you to develop an idea or to expand an existing one. You will help us identify local needs that reduce health inequalities and contribute to community wellbeing.


RVA will support you throughout the process by listening, guiding and offering practical support. You will have access to quality free training and development opportunities.


Our networks and contacts will be available to you so we can work together to achieve your goals and signpost you towards useful resources. We also bring organisations together to discuss and challenge local issues through our events and voluntary sector forums.


RVA represents the sector at strategic board level to ensure the sector’s voice is heard.

We champion the sector by promoting what you do best – making a difference for individuals and their communities. You will be able to influence local policies, plans and practices.

General infrastructure


We can help you to access funding through organisations like Sussex Community Foundation, Awards for All and through other funding partners. We use our experience to assist you with bid writing.


There is a training timetable which is responsive to your needs. We are currently undertaking a training survey, so that we know what you need. Do let us know if you would like to contribute.


We can offer you support with staffing and recruitment, mediation, making sense of policies, supervising and supporting your volunteers.

A proud member of the East Sussex Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Alliance sharing the same  values and principles; connecting and supporting people and communities.