Welcome to Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester

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

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.


West Sussex County Council, Arun District Council, Chichester District Council,  Littlehampton Town Council and Chichester City Council

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Help VAAC by completing our first annual survey of voluntary & community groups and you could win £100 for your organisation in our prize draw!

We know that over 70% of the groups we have worked with have either no or less than 3 paid members of staff so we appreciate your time in helping us with this and hope the prize incentive will encourage you.

We want to get a better of how things are for organisations and this short survey asks you for some key information about the situation now and what you think it will be like looking ahead. We will let you know the outcome and use it to ensure that partners have a better understanding of your situation, and the challenges you face. It will also help us to make sure that we are focusing the support we provide on the right things to meet your needs. 

It’s QUICK  to complete – only 13 questions (mostly tick box)
Closing date: Thursday 30th June 2016
Click on the following link to answer our survey


If you would prefer not to answer this survey online, please telephone the office on 01243 840305 where a member of staff will be able to take your answers.

  • Volunteers’ week is coming up on the 1st – 12th Volunteers Week logoJune, find out how VAAC is celebrating here
  • VAAC Funding Focus Newsletter May edition is now available to view. This edition has a focus on funding for projects that support carers, as well as a bumper list of local grants and a roundup of national funding opportunities.
    Read here
  • VAAC Motivating Staff and Volunteers, Thursday 26th May 2016, 10am – 12.30pm in the Millennium Chamber, Manor House, Littlehampton. Explore the theory and practice of effective motivation and putting it into action!
    Click here for further information
  • VAAC Fundraiser Network Meeting, Wednesday 8th June 2016, 9.30am – 12.30pm. The topic is Community Fundraising ideas that work.
    Click here for further information
  • It is Small Charity Week 13th – 18th June 2016. This is the biggest event in the small charity calendar so here at VAAC we are holding a Big Advice Day on Tuesday 14th June 2016. Free advice on any charity topic of your choosing from one of our team. Book a slot now to secure your place. Appointments available from 9.30am at The Town Hall, Bognor Regis.
    Click here for more information


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