Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester


VAAC Research

VAAC and Healthwatch West Sussex are working together to support the Voluntary & Community Sector (VSC) during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The following reports show the VCS’ response to Covid-19

The third report looks at the impact of the pandemic on the VCS locally. It illustrates the characteristics and challenges of the VCS response, and makes suggestions for how the sector can become more sustainable and continue to respond to the needs of our communities.

The following case studies support this work.

Arts/Skills Development
Community Based
Advice and Information
Health and Wellbeing
Adults, Children and Families

VAAC - Leading in response to the changing needs of the VCSE in Arun and Chichester

“The VCSE is ‘here to give hope’. We are part of the solution to recover and rebuild, addressing the inequalities that exist within our communities. We do not know when it is going to end but the sector will keep going. A reality check is important. Everybody needs to provide encouragement, support and communication, working as collective organisations.”

Our recent report shows that infrastructure organisations have a key role to play in helping the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE) survive the Covid-19 pandemic; and to grow to meet the increasing needs within our communities. The report looks at the current state of the VCSE sector in Arun and Chichester, illustrates the key areas of support that the sector needs going forward and outlines how VAAC can deliver this support and enable the sector to rebuild.

Giving voluntary and community organisations in Arun and Chichester Districts the tools they need to succeed

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