VAAC news and updates 16/06/22

Bringing you the latest updates in Arun and Chichester Districts and across West Sussex



Welcome to the weekly e-bulletin from Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester which we hope you will find useful. The following information, covers both Chichester and Arun Districts and West Sussex.


If you would like to include some information about your organisation including upcoming events, please contact us by emailing Jenny Garthwright



Updates from VAAC

Could you be our new Finance Officer?

Do you want your financial skills to make a real difference to people’s lives? Then look no further. This is an excellent part-time opportunity to join a forward thinking and people centred organisation.


Salary: £30,984 pro rata
Hours of work: 15 hours per week flexible days

Download the documents below:

Introductory Letter

Finance Officer advert

VAAC Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


Closing date: Midnight Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Cervical Screening Research

VAAC are working with West Sussex CCG on a project to raise the awareness and uptake of the NHS cancer screening programmes (bowel, breast and cervical). The first piece of work is around cervical screening (smear tests).


VAAC have put together a short survey to help understand what holds people back from going ahead and booking an appointment. Please pass this information on to group members so that we can gather as wide a range of responses as possible. If your group members or service users would like to take part but would find it difficult to access the google form then please contact VAAC’s Community Participation Officer Charlotte Walker on who can come and gather information in person via a tablet.


To access the survey , please use the following link:

Ukraine - Arun & Chichester Response

Many people in Arun & Chichester have kindly stepped forward to offer support to people coming into our communities, and organisations are now delivering services specifically for Ukrainians. For more information, please see the dedicated page on our website which will be updated regularly as new information and resources become available.

Celebrating diversity event

Celebrating Diversity In Arun And Chichester
A Multicultural Event

25th June, 10.30am – 2pm

at Littlehampton United Church

  • Taste Food from around the world
  • Meet new people
  • Discover local activities by & for ethnic minority communities
  • Black, Asian, European – everyone welcome
  • Be part of a conversation talk about the things that you care about
  • Browse a variety of stalls
  • Children’s activities (children must be accompanied)

Let them know if you are coming: 07549 032 718 or email:

Upcoming VAAC Events & Training

Budgeting Workshop with RPD Foundation - online/via Zoom
Tuesday 5th July 2022, 11am - 1pm

Writing for Impact: Making your applications stand out - online/via Zoom
Thursday 7th July 2022, 10am - 12noon

VAAC Annual General Meeting - Midhurst Methodist Church

Wednesday 13th July 2022, 12noon - 2pm


Community Transport Forum - Clymping Village Hall

Tuesday 19th July 2022, 10am - 12noon


Volunteer Co-ordinators Meeting: Youth Volunteering - online/via Zoom

Wednesday 20th July 2022, 10am - 12noon



Ask Lucy anything about Fundraising - online/via Zoom

Tuesday 2nd August 2022, 1pm - 3pm



Volunteer Recruitment Fair - The Regis Centre

Tuesday 20th September 2022, 11am - 2pm




Important Updates

Volunteer Management e-book from m-hance


7 steps to wellbeing through volunteering: How to link to social prescribing


Member and Partner News

South Downs News June 2022 edition


Think CO - June 2022 Newsletter


Sussex Green Living June e-newsletter


SPCC newsletter: Sussex Police Anti-social Behaviour Working Group and Samaritans Visit


Adur Voluntary Action: Adur Voice


June news from the Arun and Chichester Food Partnership


Monthly update from Dementia Support and Sage House, June 22


Making Theatre Gaining Skills CIC are looking to borrow 25 chairs for a one day conference based at The Bognor Makerspace on Monday 4th July 2022. The chairs would preferably be foldable for ease of collection, which they are happy to do. If you are able to help please email Debra or phone: 01243 345239 / 07808 481221.


Waves Music Therapy newsletter


For other news from the local voluntary sector, please see our website





Funds with short deadlines


  • West Sussex Mind - Youth Mental Health Manager
  • Mid Sussex Voluntary Action (MSVA) - Community Development Co-ordinator
  • Carers Support West Sussex - Community Marketing and Communications Officer (1 Year Fixed Term)
  • Littlehampton & District Foodbank - Foodbank Administrator

See all the details and more vacancies on our website

Core funded by West Sussex County Council and Arun District Council, Chichester District Council and Littlehampton Town Council


Registered Charity No. 1113641
Company Limited by Guarantee No. 5667986
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