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

4th December – Midhurst & Petworth Voluntary Organisation
Networking Event

If your group operates in the Midhurst or Petworth area, please join us at our networking event on Thursday 4th December from 11am to 1pm at the Memorial Hall, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst.  This is the perfect opportunity to meet up with other groups in your area, share ideas, resources, encouragement and information. Free sandwich lunch!  Read more …   To book your place, email




In order to help us plan a programme of training and networking events to support Arun and Chichester Voluntary and community groups we would value a few minutes of your time to complete this short survey. (Just 3 questions)

Thank you

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Nina Ghibaldan has been appointed as VAAC’s new Funding Adviser. She will be joining us from 5th November 2014. Welcome Nina, we look forward to working with you!



Welcome to the November edition of Funding Focus, a monthly newsletter about fundraising opportunities for our members. We hope that you will find the content useful and we look forward to hearing your comments on this edition.
Click here to open your copy



Funding conference

Funding Fair
Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Copies of the presentations:

Introduction to Corporate Fundraising – Kim Van Niekerk
What Makes a Good Funding Application – Adrian Barrott, Sussex Community Foundation

Additionally we would like to suggest that all fundraisers view the Institute of Fundraising’s Codes of Practice to ensure their fundraising practices adhere to charity law. Click here…

In partnership with Arun District Council, Chichester District Council and The University of Chichester

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