Welcome to the Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester website

VAAC aims to provide information and news to local voluntary and community groups in the Arun and Chichester districts.

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We are a local organisation that promotes and supports voluntary and community groups in the Arun and Chichester districts.
We help the voluntary sector to develop by supporting existing groups as they grow.
We provide advice and training for new groups as they are set up.
We aim to ensure that the voice of the local voluntary and community sector is heard.

We are Core Funded by

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What’s Happening


Funding News AugustWelcome to the August edition of Funding Focus, our monthly newsletter about fundraising opportunities for our members.

This edition has a focus on grants for organisations supporting people’s mental wellbeing as well as a bumper list of local grants and a round up of national funding opportunitiesClick here

Fundraising LegislationFundraiser Network Meeting – Fundraising Legislation 
What you need to know

Wednesday 9th September 2015, 9.30am – 12.30pm
at Bersted Green Learning Centre

We will be joined by Chichester District Council’s licensing team and data protection expert Process Matters 2 who will share with you all you need to know about fundraising legislation relating to licensing, events, charitable collections and data protection law.

Book now to avoid disappointment by contacting It's the law
Carol at admin@vaac.org.uk / 01903 779032

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Flyer_DraftBognor Regis Networking Event

Thursday 17th September 2015, 10.00am – 11.30pm
at Jeneses Community Art Centre
45 Linden Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2AS

Come along and

  • Network with other local organisations
  • Promote your work
  • Find out what support is available to help your organisation



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promo poster 5 NovVolunteering Network Event

Next Meeting is on Thursday 5th November 2015, 10.00am – 12noon
at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, PO19 1TJ

  • We will be discussing how to involve volunteers with additional support needs
  • Learning about retaining volunteers
  • Sharing information and network

Pallant House

To be part of the Volunteering Network and to book a place contact
Carol at admin@vaac.org.uk / 01243 840305

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