Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester


Members' Successes

Our groups do amazing things. Here are some of the achievements they have been celebrating recently. Contact us so we can highlight your successes.

Latest News from VAAC

Thu 9 July 2020

St Paul's Church and Parish Centre in Chichester

Please watch the video below from Sussex Community Foundation which features St Paul’s Church and Parish Centre in Chichester, who received grants from the Sussex Crisis Fund

Mon 29 June 2020

Queen's Award

Prestigious Award
Huge congratulations to the Fernhurst Centre, which has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is testament to the hard work by centre manager, Pauline Colcutt and her fantastic team of volunteers. The centre offers a wide range of courses and events for the local community. Please send them your warm wishes by email or leaving a post on their Facebook page

Wed 3 June 2020

Queen's Award

Prestigious Award
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and on the 2nd June it will be announced that this prestigious accolade is being awarded to local homelessness charity: Turning Tides. The charity is one of just 230 selected organisations across the country who are to receive the award, which celebrates the huge contribution made by the voluntary sector to benefit the lives of others in their community.

Chief Executive of Turning Tides, John Holmstrom is delighted:

“Our charity was founded on the sheer effort, spirit and tenacity of a group of volunteers who wanted to make a real difference to those locally who had nowhere to call home. This award is dedicated to them and all the volunteers we have had supporting us throughout our 28 years. Their dedication, passion and selflessness continues to be invaluable. Even now, when the nation faces it’s biggest crisis, our volunteers have reshaped the support they offer us and our clients.”

Turning Tides is the largest provider of homeless services for single people in West Sussex. The charity runs 21 projects in various locations across the county and has over 300 volunteers and 140 paid staff supporting its mission to end local homelessness.

Turning Tides

Wed 11 March 2020

Home-Start Arun, Worthing and Adur

Home-Start Arun, Worthing and Adur’s £32,000 target busting partnership with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars!

Home-Start Arun, Worthing and Adur have been the House Charity for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars (Chichester) for the past year and the final total of money raised is in….. a target busting £32,020. The family support charity had hoped that the staff at the luxury car brand would raise £25,000 through the course of the year but the staff smashed that target!

The different staff teams at Rolls-Royce held a number of events and sponsored activities including; classic cars and breakfast morning, cake bakes, sponsored Firewalk, crew in Arundel Dragon Board Race, grand Christmas raffle, collecting tins in the canteen and many things. All the funds raised will support local families with children under 5 going through challenging times.

Rolls Royce Home Start partnership press release March 2020

Thu 27 February 2020

South Downs National Park

Invitation to quote for South Downs Youth Action summer 2020 project.
The South Downs National Park Authority has been awarded funding by the Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust to deliver a summer programme of South Downs Youth Action.
South Downs Youth Action is a volunteering scheme enabling young people aged 16-25 to get a taste of volunteering in a National Park.
They want to support their fantastic partner organisations to provide a greater range of opportunities and allow more young people to get involved in the South Downs this summer. If you are interested in holding a youth action day please get in touch with Daniel Greenwood.
South Downs National Park

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