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

Wed 11 September 2019

My Sisters' House Women's Centre

The centre celebrated 5 years of service and Dame Julie Walters DBE opened their new centre on 16th August 2019. Now they are launching their open mornings for all professionals / organisations / individuals / who would like to see the new extended centre, find out about their services, collect supply leaflets and have a cuppa with them!

Thu 6 June 2019

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service awarded to 'The Chichester Bell Tower Youth Drop-In'

It was announced on the 2nd June 2019 by Buckingham Palace that The Chichester Bell Tower Youth Drop-In is to receive The Queen;s Award for Voluntary Service (the MBE for volunteer groups). This prestigious award recognises excellence of voluntary activities and services carried out by groups in the community. The Bell Tower Youth Drop-In is based in the Cathedral Bell Tower in central Chichester. The award recognises the work of volunteers in supporting local young people in Chichester and the wider district, in providing a daily after school drop-in, with mentoring support and young leaders development programme. Volunteers also provide in school support.

Read on to find out more

Mon 3 June 2019

Historic Mental Health Care Gives Voice to Unique New Work

Chichester Community Development Trust (CCDT) has been successful in its bid to receive a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £1.3 million to develop and return Graylingwell Chapel to life. A century old site that played a key role in pioneering mental health treatment and convalescing soldiers from both World Wars, its history has inspired the planned conversion of the Chapel to provide wellbeing for communities of the future.
A further circa £221,000 will be co-funded by Chichester District Council, using s106 Community Facilities contributions, added to the legacy amount provided by Linden Homes.

Find out more here.

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