Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester


Welcome to the VAAC Resources Area

The resources in this area are provided free of charge to help your organisation thrive and run more efficiently.

This section of the website is currently under review. We would like to make it more interactive for organisations and community groups. Please look out for updates in 2021.


  • NCVO has been clear throughout that charities must prepare for the outcome of the Brexit process, whatever shape it takes. The threat of a no-deal exit looks greater than ever, the effects of which could spell real danger for our work just at a time we are needed the most. Many members are well underway in terms of thinking about the implications of Brexit for your organisations and the people and causes you serve – but many will also have struggled to find the bandwidth in an unprecedented and tumultuous year.
    To that end, NCVO have produced this Briefing for CEOs and trustees, highlighting some of the areas that they think will be most important for your operations in the coming months.
    Alongside guidance they have previously produced, they hope these provoke important, practical discussions with your board and leadership team. For further information or advice, please contact ben.westerman@ncvo.org.uk

FUNDING - resources and updates

  • Institute of Fundraising. From response to recovery: Fundraising Strategy and COVID-19 – read more here
  • Institute of Fundraising. Reframing the Ask. Trends which will shape giving and fundraising post COVID-19. There is so little certainty in the current environment that outcomes for fundraising are impossible to predict, but an understanding of where we are now and what happened in the previous recession can provide pointers. This resource, commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, aims to identify some of the trends which might shape giving and fundraising in the post-COVID-19 economy – read more here
  • Phoenix Fund – The National Lottery Community Fund and Global Fund for Children have opened the Phoenix Fund for applications. This new initiative will provide £1 million in emergency grants to BAME community groups and will support BAME leadership across England. The Phoenix Fund is accepting grant applications from micro and small BAME-led organisations in England, with a turnover up to £100,000, that are working with people of any age and providing essential and emergency services, support, and education tailored to the BAME community – Read more here

TRAINING - opportunities


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  • Advertising volunteer roles on the VAAC website. If you are looking for more volunteers for your organisation, our brand new video shows you just how easy it is to advertise your roles on the dedicated volunteer search platform on our website. The service is free for all VAAC members, and once your roles are on the website, we will promote them locally for you in the press, on our social media and at events and meetings we attend.

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