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.

VAAC AGM & Networking Lunch and Quality Standards Workshop

Opengate Church, Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis, PO21 2TD
Wednesday 13th July 2016, 12.00pm – 2.30pm

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  • VAAC Funding Focus Newsletter June edition is now available to view. This edition has a focus on funding for projects that support areas of disadvantage and deprivation, as well as  a bumper list of local grants and a roundup of national funding opportunities
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  • Volunteer Now! “Do-it” Yourself – learn how to most effectively recruit volunteers. This FREE training session is to get you all up and running with the do-it website so that you can manage your own volunteers adverts on there. 2 dates available in July and September.
    Click here for more information
  • VAAC is delivering training on How to Read and Interpret a Set of Accounts, Tuesday 26th July 2016, 10.00am – 12.00pm in the Council Chamber at Bognor Regis Town Hall. This will be a beginners / introductory level suitable for staff or trustees
    Click here for more information


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