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

Celebrating another year of VAAC


Thank you to everyone who came along to our AGM on Wednesday 21st July. It was really lovely to see so many of our members and partners, and to celebrate not only our successes, but also all of the amazing achievements of the voluntary sector over the past year.

Thank you to Ian Noble for a very interesting overview of the Charity Mentors scheme.

Our Annual Impact Report is now available to view by clicking the link below.

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Can our Development Team help you?

Do you need some help to run your charity or community group? Are you struggling to know what policies you need, or need support to put effective strategies in place? Maybe you are just starting out and feel overwhelmed, or you need help with funding or recruiting volunteers?
Whatever you need help with, our development team are on hand! They can offer 1:1 advice on a whole range of topics, and the support is free for all VAAC members.
So if you would like to speak to one of the team, contact Chris for a referral form today.

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Upcoming Events

Wed 25 August 2021

Community Transport Forum

Online (via zoom)

2pm - 4.30pm

Community Transport Sussex will be launching new services and establishing 2 new depots in Arun and Chichester. This meeting will be to establish a regular forum for Community Transport groups and all those organisations for whom transport is an issue. CT Sussex want to hear about what issues groups have at the moment, where there are gaps in provision and find out the best way that they can help to develop community transport across the areas. CT Sussex will be able to offer a greater level of support to community transport groups in the districts as well as delivering a good deal of services themselves. Come and hear the plans and get involved in the conversations in your area. This meeting will be hosted by VAAC and led by Matt Roberts, CT Sussex.

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Thu 9 September 2021

Older People’s Forum

Online (via zoom)

10am - 11am

This event is aimed at professionals who work with older people either in groups or 1-1 in the Arun Area. Age UK want to build a network that will support professionals in their work, hear about the challenges that older people face and find solutions together.

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Fri 17 September 2021

Volunteer Recruitment Fair

The Assembly Room, Chichester

11am - 3pm

Looking for new volunteers? Come along to our exciting volunteer recruitment event taking place at The Assembly Rooms in central Chichester on Friday 17th September. This is a brilliant opportunity to meet potential new recruits, discuss the roles you have available and hopefully sign up some great new volunteers. We have a maximum of 30 spaces available which we will allocate on a first come, first served basis, so please book your place early.

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