VAAC Weekly E-bulletin 12/05/22

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

Help us celebrate Volunteers' Week

Volunteers' Week is coming up at the beginning of June and we'd love it if you could help us to celebrate by asking your volunteers to tell us about their experiences of volunteering, or by letting us know what a difference they make to your organisation. We'd like to compile some quotes, videos and images for our social media over the week so please send us anything that you'd like us to include to

Thank you! 

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Upcoming VAAC Events & Training

Fundraiser Network Meeting: Meet the Funder - Henry Smith - online/via Zoom

Thursday 19th May 2022, 10am - 12noon

Fundraiser Network Meeting – Digital Marketing for Charities (RE-SCHEDULED) - The Track, Bognor Regis Train Station
Wednesday 25th May 2022, 9.30am – 12noon

Case for Support Bootcamp - online/via Zoom
Wednesday 8th June 2022, 1pm – 3pm

Emergency First Aid at Work Training - Bersted Green Learning Centre

Monday 13th June 2022, 09.30am – 5pm

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


Save the date - more details coming soon!


Important Updates

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) and more than 100 independent grantmakers want your views on how they can improve your funding experience




Member and Partner News

May update from Dementia Support and Sage House


The life you want to lead’ is the new strategy that sets out five priorities to guide the future development of West Sussex County Council’s adult social care services up to 2025


SPCC Newsletter: Funding opportunities for community projects


Covid-19 Spring (2nd) booster survey


There are still stalls available at the Fete in the Park at Petworth for you to promote your charity and the services you provide


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


  • St Wilfrid’s Hospice retail volunteer recruitment event, Saturday 21st May, 10am - 2pm at 22 Terminus Road
  • Alta Age Expo (Information and Advice for Older People), Saturday 14th May, 10am - 4pm, at St Peter and St Paul Church Hall, Rustington
  • Every day six women are raped or sexually abused in Sussex. Join Lifecentre for a vigil and awareness event on Friday 20th May, 12pm in Chichester


  • Elements Training Portal is a dedicated e-learning space for members of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector
  • This month's free events and webinars from Getting on Board
  • The Gas Safe Charity continues to offer more of their popular and free carbon monoxide awareness workshops. Aimed at front line staff and volunteers, they help people who work in the homes of vulnerable people be more aware of the risks and to help prevent poisoning taking place
  • Upcoming NCVO Training



  • In case you missed it, read the latest edition of the VAAC Funding Focus
  • Get Grants May 2022  e-Newsletter
  • Mobile network provider giffgaff, in partnership with the Neighbourly Foundation, has launched a new fund aimed at helping to tackle the rising cost of living in communities across the UK. Further information will be made available in due course
  • The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme has opened the first funding round in phase two of the scheme. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 6th June 2022
  • Final year of funding for supporting Grassroots Live Music. Groups across England have until 31st March 2023
  • Rosa announces launch of Stand With Us Fund. Deadline: 4pm, 9th June 2022
  • BBC Children in Need launch We Move Fund: Youth Social Action. Applicants must register their interest in the fund before they may apply. Then, they will have until 20th June 2022 to complete the full application
  • Cultural Development Fund to reopen in June. The deadline for submitting Expressions of Interest is midday on 29th July 2022

Funds with short deadlines


  • Blatchington Court Trust - Sessional counsellors
  • UKHarvest - Driver (Part-time)
  • UKHarvest - Education Facilitator (Sessional)
  • UKHarvest - Head of Education (Community Education, Events and Programmes Director)
  • UKHarvest - Logistics Manager
  • West Sussex Mind - Digital Service Design Lead

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


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