Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester


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Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester provide a weekly e-bulletin with all the latest news, events, funding, training and jobs that is available across our area and West Sussex.

It is not only for you but also ‘by’ you. Send us your updates and we will publicise your events, share your ideas or surveys and inform the local community about your group for free.

Members Funding Appeals

Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice
Jack is going to walk 7 widths of his garden for Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice because his family want to show their thanks and raise vital funds – read more here

Home-Start Arun, Worthing & Adur
Packs of Joy will contain books, activities and essentials for vulnerable families with children under 5. They will be delivered to 80 Home-Start families across the Arun, Worthing and Adur areas – read more here

4Sight Vision Support
4SVS Jam Challenge – Make, Donate & Nominate. Make a jam sandwich whilst blindfolded, donate £4 (or create your own fundraiser) and nominate 4 friends to do the same. Help raise awareness and vital funds and join in the #JamChallenge – read more here

Spacehive Crowdfunding Campaign for Kindness Packs – read more here

Latest News from VAAC

Thu 25 June 2020

CEO/Senior Leaders Meeting

The first CEO/Senior Leaders meeting was held via Zoom on 25th June and twenty-one leaders from a range of small to medium organisations in the Arun and Chichester areas attended.
We started by sharing the most surprising thing that we’d learnt about ourselves during lockdown. Several people said how they thought they and their teams had become more efficient without the distraction of office working, whilst others missed the camaraderie of being with colleagues. Some shared that they had gone exercise crazy and even one person said they now daily exercised at 6.00am in the morning in the garden!
The large group was divided into smaller groups via breakout rooms and shared how they had received support during the crisis and also outlined their current organisational positions. This was a good opportunity to discuss as leaders their hopes and concerns for the future.
It was agreed that the forum was one to continue and it expected that another will be scheduled within the next 8 weeks.

Thu 6 February 2020

Office Available at Bersted Green Learning Centre

Newly decorated lockable room available (4m 70cm x 2m 14cm) for one organisation or shared space for hot desking / councelling within Bersted Green Learning Centre, Hazel Road, PO22 9DZ.
Use of shared kitchen and toilets, including a disabled toilet.
£220 pm or part thereof.
Please contact Chris on 01243 840305 or email for more details.

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