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



VAAC has now been in existence for 3 years (as a result of the merger of Voluntary & Community Action Chichester and District (VCACD) and CVS-Arunwide. In light of this we want to take a view on the services we should provide to best meet the needs of our members and the wider Voluntary & Community sector.

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We have created a very simple / short survey asking for your views. Please take 5 minutes to complete this so that we can be confident we will continue to prioritise the correct areas of work. Click on the link below.


We also intend to hold 3 focus groups facilitated by our trustees to explore both the priorities and our ideas about how we can achieve them. If you would be prepared to take part in one of these, please let us know either on the survey or by emailing Carol at admin@vaac.org.uk / or telephone 01243 840305


L'ton Shopmobility

 The office is part of the Littlehampton Shopmobility premises – 1-5 St Martins Lane, Littlehampton, BN17 6BS and is situated on the ground floor with good disabled access. The office comfortably accommodates 3 full size desks. Access is via the Shopmobility office and the charges include utilities and use of the kitchen and other facilities. The rent is £ 1770 /year. For more information contact Alan Gammon on 01903 714896 or e-mail alan.gammon@yahoo.co.uk


Grant applicationsCome along to our next meeting on Wednesday 13th May 2015, 9.30am – 12.30pm at Bersted Green Learning Centre.

Our next session is looking at hints and tips on how to write compelling and successful grant applications with advice from South Downs National Park and Sussex Community Foundation.

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April 2015Welcome to the April edition of Funding Focus, a monthly newsletter about fundraising opportunities for capital projects/equipment as well as a round up of local and national funds.

Please also take a look at Page 7 where you will find information about our ESF Awareness events.

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