Welcome to Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester

We are an organisation that promotes and supports voluntary and community groups across Arun and Chichester. 

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We help the sector to develop by supporting existing group as they grow and by providing advice and training to new groups as they are born, guiding them as they develop and assisting them in navigating potential pitfalls.

Training

Training

Events

Events

Volunteering

Volunteering

Group Support

Group Support

 

 

 


From 1st April 2016 – 30th September 2016 we have provided support to 89 local organisations, helping them to raise £1,574,473; hosted 15 events, attended by 289 participants; recruited 226 volunteers representing a value of £169,229, and advertised 75 new opportunities.

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Latest from VAAC

Message from the Chair – Tony Sneller

Reduction in our funding from Arun District Council 

All of us at VAAC are disappointed that Arun District Council have cut our core funding as from 1st April by 20%. This will be held at that level until March 2019. Coming on top of the 20% cut to the funding from WSCC this will obviously have an impact on our operations. In order to lessen the negative effect of this cut, the trustees have agreed to draw on our reserves in the next two years. There is of course a limit to the extent, and for how long, we can continue to do this. 

To manage our workload, which has been impacted by the reduction in staff hours implemented in April last year, it has also been agreed that the Development Team will not in future be available on Fridays. We still aim to give you, our members, our usual quality support and advice but ask you to be a little patient if you are asked to wait for a response.

We are also reviewing our attendance at various partnerships to ensure we are making best use of staff time – particularly as some will be needed to support the other initiatives VAAC will be undertaking to help meet the funding deficit.

The Trustees are grateful as ever to the staff team for their loyalty and dedication in the work they do. We at VAAC are committed to the communities we serve and look forward to supporting you in the future. 

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the friendly team at Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester as a Development Advisor, 22.5 hours per week, ideally spread from Tuesday-Friday. NJC Scale 25 £22,658 pro rata

Closing Date: 18th April 2017

Interviews: 25th April 2017

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  • VAAC Funding Focus Newsletter March 2017 edition is now available to view. This edition has a focus on funding for older people’s projects. As usual there is also a bumper list of local grants and a roundup of national funding opportunities.
    Click here to read more
  • Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate Thursday 30th March 2017, 9.30am – 4.30pm at Bersted Green Learning Centre. Suitable for smaller workplaces with low health and safety risks or for those nominated to provide support for qualified first aiders.
    Click here for more information
  • Fundraiser Network Funding Surgery, 6th April, 9.30am – 12.30pm at Bersted Green Learning Centre. 1:1 advice on all things fundraising – funding applications, fundraising strategy and finding new funding opportunities. Limited slots available
    Click here for more information

  • Bognor Regis Networking Event, join us for tea and cake and network with other organisations. Tuesday 25th April, 10am – 11.30am at The Salvation Army
    Click here for more information
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