Creating a vibrant community network across our catchment area by becoming a point of contact for your organisation or community group. Is this something you could do?

Please note: St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne) Ltd is keen to promote community links with other organisations and community groups and while the links on this page will take you to their respective websites, St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne) Ltd is not responsible for the content of their websites or the practices of these groups/organisations. All other websites should have their own privacy notice/policy, and you are advised to refer to those accordingly.


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Eastbourne Borough Football Club

EBFC was founded in 1964. It has a first-team that plays in the National League South and around 27 youth teams of all age groups who train and play their matches at Priory Lane.

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Willingdon Trees Community Centre

A thriving and vibrant community hub offering a space for affordable community hire, a venue for essential advice and support services, free to access social groups, opportunities for learning and volunteering and an inclusive, friendly environment. The Community Centre is run by a small charity; The Trees Community Association Ltd, and has been working in partnership with SCDA since 2018.

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St Leonard’s and St Luke’s Churches, Seaford

St Leonard’s and St Luke’s Churches in Seaford are a worshipping community spread across two churches and several congregations.

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Union Church Heathfield

A small congregation who seek to love and serve God, their community and each other to the best of their ability. They are inclusive in their outlook and offer a warm welcome to all.

Eastbourne Liberal Jewish Community

The ELJC is a constituent member of Liberal Judaism, one of the UK’s progressive Jewish movements. Members come from the town of Eastbourne and the wider East Sussex area.

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Aims to meet the need that public transport leaves unmet with door-to-door Dial-A-Ride buses. They are an award-winning charity who have been serving the community for over 20 years.

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Herstmonceux Village Information Centre

A centre providing general information to residents of Herstmonceux and specific information to tourists.

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East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service

Aims to prevent loss of life and injuries in our communities through the delivery of prevention and education programmes and protect our communities and the environment from fire and other risks.

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Victoria Baptist Church

A local Baptist Church serving the area of Old Town in Eastbourne. They provide a range of services, community groups and a debt counselling service.

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Leaf Hall Community Arts Centre

Established in 1861, they are an organisation driven by progressive ideas, bold actions and a strong foundation of support.

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Student Services at Bader

Provides non-academic support for students in the form of tools, resources and workshops in areas such as health and wellness, career readiness, community engagement and intercultural competency.

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Uckfield Foodbank

Provide three days' worth of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to people in Uckfield and the surrounding villages who are referred to them.

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Hailsham Foodbank

Provide three-day emergency food parcels, including toiletries and nappies, to local people referred to them. They also offer Turn2Us and run the Hailsham Volunteer Hub.

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Eastbourne Foodbank

Provides three days of nutritional food in exchange for a red food voucher. They also provide advocacy and advice, toiletries, nappies, shoes and bedding, baby equipment (as available), crockery and cutlery.

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Age Concern Eastbourne

A local, independent charity for older people in Eastbourne.

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The JPK Project

Training opportunities and supported living accommodation in Eastbourne for people with a learning disability.

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Bourne Out Eastbourne

An LGBTQ+ social group - a great way to make friends, contacts and connections.

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Eastbourne Rainbow

A social group of older (50 plus) LGBTQ+ people, which is part of Age Concern Eastbourne. The aim is to increase social contact and enable group members to become aware of what is going on locally.

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Sussex Community Development Association

SCDA works across East Sussex to support community-based projects aimed at addressing the needs of those most vulnerable in the community.

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East Dean & Friston Community Watch

Offers support and assistance to residents in East Dean. The volunteers offer to collect prescriptions, deliver medication, shopping, walking the dog, simple DIY, help with computer problems and more. A leaflet is included in new resident's packs and information is available on the village website.

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Age UK East Sussex

A local independent charity providing support in East Sussex.

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Vitality Villages

A community organisation focusing on the health and wellbeing of residents in Herstmonceux and the local communities. Its projects include an allotment, monthly coffee mornings, a community choir, a men’s shed and community workshop, walking activities and an information directory of local clubs, groups, societies and businesses.

For further information, please contact Janet on 01323 833306

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Action in Rural Sussex (AiRS)

Supports rural communities in Sussex to be vibrant and diverse places in which to live and work.

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Lydfords Care Home

Described as a beautifully refurbished 36-bed residential care home, Lydfords Care Home is based in East Hoathly, offering both respite and long-term care.

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Run by women, for women, they help those who are feeling anxious and uncertain about themselves or their future by building their self-confidence and skills.

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Member Pioneer for Eastbourne Co-Op

The Co-Op Member Pioneer for Eastbourne works to improve the community by supporting local causes and establishing local forums. They bring together Co-Op members, colleagues and local causes to make communities a better place to work, play, live and learn. They can put you in touch with like-minded people, offer practical advice and help.

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Memory Lane - Eastbourne

A registered charity set up to provide social activities for people with dementia and their carers to attend together. Their focus is keeping people with dementia active and socially engaged.

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Mortain Place Care Home

Mortain Place Care Home in Eastbourne, East Sussex has been specifically designed to provide high-quality residential care to older people, including those individuals living with dementia.

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Sompriti – SCDA (Sussex Community Development Association)

Sompriti engages and supports culturally and ethnically diverse individuals and groups in the Lewes District. They aim to highlight the need for safe spaces, opportunities and platforms for people to share their experiences and have their voices heard.

St Wilfrid's Hospice Community Choir

St Wilfrid's Hospice Community Choir is a welcoming and friendly group that enables people to experience the joy and therapeutic benefits of singing. They get together at St Wilfrid's Hospice on Thursdays, 5.30pm to 7pm.

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Beechwood Grove

Beechwood Grove (part of Oakland Care) is a purpose-built care home offering high quality residential, nursing, dementia and respite care. They offer bespoke care plans and a varied choice of lifestyle activities.

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Diversity Resources International

We are a not-for-profit Social Enterprise supporting ethnically diverse and migrant communities. Our ongoing and upcoming projects are centred around: (a) understanding barriers to accessing healthcare for ethnically diverse communities. (b) empowering individuals settling in East Sussex with holistic English language programmes, (c) addressing inequitable impacts including the cost-of-living crisis. (d) supporting ethnic minority informal Carers, (e) showcasing talent and skills of ethnically diverse community members, (f) social prescribing and informational workshops for Hong Kong new arrivals in Sussex, (g) Bilingual Advocate support for ethnically minoritised individuals including those with Mental Health needs.

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Sutton Barn Community Club, Seaford

We are a friendly club with over 130 members aged 40+ and are open to all. We are close to Sutton Corner, Seaford on the 12 and 12X bus route. We have designated parking bays in the Downs Leisure Centre Car Park. We have disabled toilets but we cannot provide care or transport. Members with a disability are welcome to attend with a carer. We have a snooker room with 2 tables, a hall for table tennis, keep fit etc and other activities seven days a week. We also a quiet room and upstairs art room. We have a well equipped kitchen and have a small charge for refreshments. Membership fees are £7.50 a month, £88 per year reduced to £80 if you pay promptly.

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Friends of Bishopstone Station

Friends of Bishopstone Station are a group of local residents who are dedicated to the restoration of this Grade 2 listed building and the creation and development of a community space. We run two community projects at the hub. Meet up Mondays is every Monday from 10am to 1pm (closed bank holidays). Pop along for hot drinks, light lunch and chat in good company in a warm and welcoming environment. Monday can be the loneliest day of the week for some and anyone and everyone is welcome. If you’re new to the area and would like to meet your neighbours, it’s a great place to start. There are also occasional talks on topics including the cost of living, health, local history and more. Our Community Food Project is one Saturday each month. Promoting food equality through opportunities for food and gardening education and helping our community access healthy food, from the station garden and their own gardens. Take the train to |Bishopstone station, or the 12 or 12a bus to Hill Rise. Limited on street parking. Nearest car park at Buckle.

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