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 in the process of being updated.

Funding Updates

  • The Julia and Hans Rausing £10m Charity Survival Fund will provide core funding to help charities, especially small and medium sized, to offset lost income in the current financial year. The submission deadline is 5pm on Monday 27 July – read more here
  • The Arts Council will reopen applications for National Lottery Project Grants on 22 July, with £59.8 million available until April 2021 – read more here
  • Heritage Emergency Fund grants can now be used to help organisations reopen after the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, with the application deadline extended to 12noon on Friday 31 July – read more here
  • BBC Children in Need and Youth Futures Foundation are partnering to deliver Inspiring Futures, a £6 million programme to fund positive activities which support children and young people to achieve their potential on their journey towards employment. The fund is open for applications until 11.30am on Friday 31st July 2020 – read more here
  • Round 3 of Aviva Community Fund is open for applications until 28 July. In response to the current pandemic, it has broadened the eligibility criteria for this round to support causes in addressing the impact of the outbreak – read more here
  • Institute of Fundraising. From response to recovery: Fundraising Strategy and COVID-19 – read more here

The National Lottery Community Fund announced it is working alongside five expert partnerships to ensure almost £45 million of National Lottery funding reaches communities most vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19. The five funds are:

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.

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

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