Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester

Promoting and supporting
Charities and Community Groups
Across Arun and Chichester

Promoting and supporting
Charities and Community Groups
Across Arun and Chichester

Our vision is to see a strong, vibrant voluntary and community sector that supports, inspires and empowers individuals and communities throughout Arun and Chichester.
We do this through 1-1 support and advice, training and networking events, helping groups to start-up and develop their work.

Latest from VAAC


VAAC AGM – Wednesday 9th October 2024.

Morning session will include Meet the Funder with Sussex Community Foundation followed by a keynote speech from The High Sheriff of West Sussex Mrs Philippa Gogarty.
Leading on to our AGM with a lunch provided and leaving plenty of time to network.
More details to follow soon.

Cancer United's Jan Sherwood receives her Medal of the Order of the British Empire

Congratulations to Jan Sheward from Cancer United who recently receieved the prestigious Medal of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).
The investiture took place at Ham Manor Golf Club, with Lord-Lieutenant Lady Emma Barnard presenting the medal and Her Grace The Duchess of Norfolk reading the citation
The ceremony highlighted Jan’s outstanding contributions to cancer support and community service through her organisation, Cancer United.

> Jan Sheward

Volunteers' Week 2024 - Celebrating Volunteers' Lives

Volunteers’ Week 2024
Find out what our volunteers get up to and the difference they make!

> Volunteer Lives

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Upcoming Events

Wed 24 July 2024

A Ukrainian Trip to the Seven Sisters Country Park

Seven Sisters Country Park, East Dean Road, Seaford, BN25 4AD

9am - 6pm

A guided walk with the South Downs National Park Wellbeing Manager, followed by a picnic and free time. Timing: Leave 9am from Chichester, approximate arrival at the Seven Sister Country Park at about 11am. 11.30 - 13.30 guided walk followed by picnic and free time. Departure from the Seven Sisters Country Park at 4pm. Arrival back at Chichester 6pm.

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Thu 12 September 2024

Coffee Connections

Coultershaw Heritage Site, Station Road, Petworth, GU28 0JE

10am - 12pm

You are invited along to our next Coffee Connections, our peer-to-peer support drop-in sessions for anyone working with or supporting volunteers. Join us for coffee, biscuits and a chance to chat to other volunteer managers/co-ordinators. A chance to meet your local colleagues, ask questions or raise concerns, or just to catch up informally over a cuppa!

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Thu 19 September 2024

Fundraising Training: Untapped Fundraising Potential: How can you find new ways to raise funds?

Online (via Zoom)

10am - 11.30am

Many not-for-profits start their fundraising journey with Trusts and Foundations before exploring new ways to raise funds. However, many are unsure how to start individual giving, major donor or challenge events fundraising. That is where this session can help! We will explore how to ● Understand your untapped potential for new income streams. ● Recognise what you need to do to ‘get your ducks a row’. ● Create a plan that you can implement and sustain long term.

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