About Us

Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester

VAAC

We are an organisation that promotes and supports voluntary and community groups across Arun and Chichester. Based in Bognor Regis with a network extending across the two districts, 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.

We are proud to draw upon a rich history of success in providing practical support to the sector and our staff have the experience and understanding needed to help our member organisations serve the community.

We are core funded by;

West Sussex County Council
Arun District Council
Chichester District Council
Littlehampton Town Council
Chichester City Council
NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group

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Our FREE services to local voluntary organisations and in addition to our free support we offer facilities and a range of expert services tailored to your needs and budget…………..

Our Vision

Enabling individuals and organisations to support, inspire and empower communities.

Mission statement

To work across the Arun & Chichester Districts to build capacity and enhance third sector organisations by providing them with the necessary support, information and services to enable them to pursue or contribute to their communities to the best of their ability.

To promote, collaborate, organise and facilitate co-operation and partnership working between voluntary, statutory and other relevant bodies for the benefit of these communities.

To build confidence, skills and capacity which allow communities to find their own voices.

VAAC mission statement

VAAC will provide support through

  • Helping Hands – Working towards empowering marginalised sections of our community
  • Holding Hands – We know how to help
  • Handover – To give the skills to fundraise, from car boots to commissioning
  • Handouts! – Our website, emails and magazine provide information based on years of experience
  • Hands up! – We  recruit volunteers, and identify volunteering opportunities – see Volunteer Now!
  • Show of Hands – We enable all to stand up, speak out and be heard
  • Joining Hands – We are a force to be reckoned with! Supporting through networking and partnership

Key Message to our Funders:

We will deliver our services from wherever they are needed throughout Chichester and Arun Districts.

Got an idea you want put into action?
Got an issue, want your voice heard?
From marginalised to mainstream, we know how to help, contact us today!

Telephone: 01243 840305
Email: admin@vaac.org.uk

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For our current list of staff click here

For our current list of Trustees click here

For our latest VAAC Annual Report click here

How to Find Us

Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester
The Town Hall
Clarence Road
Bognor Regis
West Sussex PO21 1LD

Email:
admin@vaac.org.uk
Telephone: 01243 840305

We are available from Mondays to noon Fridays.

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Arun

The Arun District is situated in the middle of the West Sussex coastal plain. To the north, the South Downs rise from 200 feet to a maximum of about 700 feet beyond the district boundary, before falling steeply to the broad Sussex Weald. Arun covers an area of 22,811 hectares (85 square miles), has 23.3 kilometres (14.5 miles) of coastline in the south and almost half the district is included within the South Downs National Park. Running through the District is the River Arun, which reaches the sea at Littlehampton and divides the area into two roughly equal parts. Between the foot of the Downs and the sea lies a flat coastal plain, where most of the District’s urban development has taken place.

Chichester and District

Visit Chichester and discover city, country and coast, all unforgettable experiences just waiting to be explored. Over 300 square mils of attractive landscapes, villages, towns and of course the city itself. For those seeking more a thrill, Chichester is also home to nationally acclaimed and high profile events such as The Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and Glorious Goodwood. To the north, the chalk escarpments of the South Downs National Park offer unique vistas, and the tranquility and beauty of the Sussex countryside.

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