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.

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VAAC Development Team are here to support

It has been 11 months since they way we all work has changed, but here at VAAC our Development Team is still the same and are here to support and give advice to members who are working in what feels like an ever changing environment.
So if you want to check that your organisation has all its policies up to date and complies with new practices, if your delivery has shifted and you want to see what funding is available or if your new way of working needs new volunteers/trustees and you are not sure what skills you need, then get in touch with us now by filling out one of our Development Team Referral forms .

Engaging Black, Minority, Ethnic and Refugee Communities in Arun and Chichester 

We are interested in finding out about the experiences of Black, Minority, Ethnic and Refugee Communities in Arun and Chichester of living in the local area and accessing the services and organisations that you need. We also want to find out good ways to communicate with you to ensure you get information that you need in a way that suits you. 

Please fill in our questionnaire here

The questionnaire is currently available in the following languages: English, Polish, Lithuanian, Bengali, Mandarin, Portuguese and Arabic.
It will shortly be available in these languages: Bulgarian, Dari, Farsi, and Tigrinya.
If you would like the questionnaire translated into another language please email Stephanie and we will endeavour to provide it. 

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Upcoming Events

Mon 26 April 2021

Zoom General Networking Meeting

Zoom - online

10am - 11.30am

We want to offer support by bringing our Members across Arun and Chichester (virtually) together. Come and chat with other organisations and share your experiences and knowledge.

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Wed 28 April 2021

Fundraiser Network Meeting– Meet a Funder–Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Zoom - online

10am - 12pm

We want to offer support by bringing our Members (virtually) together. Come and chat with other fundraisers as usual and share your experiences and knowledge.. We’ll also be joined by Sally Case from Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust (EKCT) to talk about their fund and how to write a funding application to them.

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Thu 29 April 2021

Digital Inclusion Conference

Online - via zoom

10am - 12pm

Keynote speaker: Robert Shapiro, Digital Social Inclusion Manager at Good Things Foundation. Rob is an experienced speaker and works with multiple teams across all sectors to ensure projects meet the needs of beneficiaries and maximise the benefits of hyper-local delivery. He has worked nationally with MIND and Homeless Link to support marginalised groups get online. His passion is to create a culture of digital skills support embedded into frontline services. His talk will demonstrate how digital inclusion can reduce loneliness and isolation and connect people to people, resources and information.

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