VAAC Weekly updates from the voluntary sector

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

Happy Volunteers' Week

Next week is Volunteers' Week and we'd like to take the opportunity to say Thank You to all of the amazing volunteers that give up their time to help our local communities to thrive.


Look out for some exciting news from VAAC coming towards the end of the week, and make sure to check out our social media pages for lots of celebratory posts!

If you'd like to join us in saying Thank You Volunteers, please download this poster and display it where everyone can see it!

Make, Mend and Money Day

Helping you and your family through the cost of living crisis with top tips, guidance and support.

  • Childrens activities
  • Food
  • Handicrafts
  • Woodwork
  • Money saving ideas
  • Cookery demonstration
  • Free raffle
  • Grow your own...

With information provided by:

Arun & Chichester Food Partnership, Aldingbourne Trust, Job Centre Plus, Southern Water, Illegal Money Lending Team, Aspire, and Impact Workability


Download the flyer here

Upcoming VAAC Events & Training

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

Charitable organisations can register with In Kind Direct for free, and access huge savings on essential items


Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance (SSCA) Patient and Public Engagement

Become a Cancer Champion (poster)


Updates on Small Charity Week!



Member and Partner News

Stonepillow Newsletter Summer 2022


Help the Swan Inn, Fittleworth, be declared an Asset of Community Value


SPCC newsletter: We can all #ShopKind


Community Works Newsletter Adur and Worthing, May 2022


Community First eNews - May



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


  • Pallant House Gallery's new Community Arts Award is launching in September 2022. Taster sessions are being held on Thursday 23rd June and Thursday 30th June, 4.30 - 6.30pm
  • All About Me Community and Job Fair, Wednesday 15th June, 10am - 2pm at the Littlehampton Guide Hall




  • In case you missed it, read the latest edition of the VAAC Funding Focus
  • VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund - Meet the funder webinars, 24th May, 2pm - 4pm, and 25th May 2pm - 4pm
  • Hilden Charitable Fund launches two new funding programmes: Asylum Seekers & Refugees and Penal Affairs. Deadline: 3th July 2022

Funds with short deadlines


  • Chichester Community Development Trust - Office Coordinator
  • Freedom Leisure - Active Communities Coordinator - Arun Area
  • Tapestry Day Club - Hosts
  • Home-Start Chichester & District - Business 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
Registered in England and Wales

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