How the Lieutenancy Can Help You

How can the Lieutenancy help you and your organisation?

The Lord-Lieutenant, his Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputies are keen to help all sectors of the East Sussex community wherever and whenever they can. To find out what the Lieutenancy is all about and how it can help you the Lord-Lieutenant has established a community programme called “Lieutenancy in the Community” (click here >>).

The Lieutenancy also operate a Charity Mentoring Scheme for charities to give support to charity personnel and help charities to develop sustainability.  You can find details by following this link

A number of Deputy Lieutenants are involved in several Lieutenancy interest groups which exist to be reactive to community problems, particularly where they can help community groups (Rural Group click here >> | .)

Support for (particularly local) charity and community organisations is high on the Lord Lieutenant’s list of priorities.

Ways we can help include:

  • Where appropriate, suggesting that a visit to the organisation might be included in the programme of a visiting member of the Royal Family.
  • Arranging for the Lord-Lieutenant (or a Deputy Lieutenant) to visit to acknowledge the work going on.
  • Advising on applications and the procedure for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
  • Advising on how any member of the public can nominate a worthy individual for an honour, and supporting the honours nomination when referred back to the Lord Lieutenant for comment.
  • Celebrating and encouraging volunteering.
  • Supporting youth organisations.
  • Supporting youth employment initiatives.
  • Demonstrating our support for Regular and Reserve Forces, together with Cadets.

All enquiries about Royal Visits, Honours, Anniversaries and Awards, Buckingham Palace Garden Parties and Messages from The Queen or any other matter should be addressed to:

Alice Pippard, Lieutenancy Officer

East Sussex County Council

Lieutenancy Office – C3E, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes

East Sussex, BN7 1UE

Tel: 01273 481816

The Clerk to the Lieutenancy of East Sussex is Ms Becky Shaw, who is the Chief Executive of East Sussex County Council based at:

County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes, BN7 1UE

Business Support

If you are in business in East Sussex the Lieutenancy can help you in a number of ways.

Queen’s Award for Trade and Industry

The Queen’s Award for Trade, Enterprise and Industry (there are several categories) is probably the most prestigious worldwide accolade a company can receive.  An award is made for a five year period but there is no restriction on the number of awards that can be received. Companies winning the award often tell of greatly increased world-wide sales and company development.  To get full details of what awards are available and how to apply follow this link.

Chambers of Commerce

You will find links to all of the local Chambers of Commerce by following this link to the Links page.

Local Authorities

If you are looking for premises to establish or expand your business you might like to contact the appropriate local authority to seek their assistance on help available.  Just follow this link.

Cadets and Youth Organisations

Many youth organisations such as the Cadets develop our young people to be highly motivated and disciplined in their outlook to life.  The organisations themselves offer terrific support for our young people training and developing their skills and helping them to gain useful additional qualifications by the time they leave school of college.  If you are in business and are looking fro new employees why not interview or look for this experience in those you interview for a new position.

Similarly, if you or your organisation can spare the time to help develop our young people please follow this link to the links page and contact the group that interests you to find out more.

Lieutenancy in the Community

If you or your company, enterprise, trade group, or association would like to hear more about how local heroes, businesses, and community groups can be helped by the Lieutenancy follow this link to find out more about obtaining an appropriate presentation.