Weekly news and updates from VAAC

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



We are recruiting a Community Participation Officer (Health Outcomes) - DEADLINE TOMORROW!

Salary: NJC Scale point 20 (£25,991) pro rata.


Hours of Work: 15 hours per week (flexible).


Hybrid working – Bognor Regis Town Hall and home-working.


Contract: 6 months, with possible extension.

Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester is working closely with a range of partners to improve health inequalities, particularly supporting the cancer screening agenda. Our combined aim is to reduce preventable cancers, diagnose cancer earlier, and improve the quality of life.

We are looking for someone with experience of working in the Voluntary and Community
Sector and/or working in a Health & Wellbeing role within the Public Sector, who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, is an initiative taker, with a true passion to improve health outcomes.


Advert Community Participation Officer (Health Outcomes)
Introductory letter February 2022
JD for Community Participation Officer
Application Form
VAAC Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Hilda Sherwood (CEO) email: hilda.sherwood@vaac.org.uk or call on 07572673012

Deadline: Friday, 25th February 2022 at 5.00pm

New FREE fundraising training for your organisation

If you are operating in West Sussex or Brighton & Hove, we’re very pleased to announce our training programme around fundraising for this year.

Working with fundraiser Lucy Stone of No Stone Uncovered, we’ve designed a series of sessions to improve your fundraising skills.

The sessions in the programme are:

  • Prospecting and Research: How do you find the right funders for you? - May
  • Case for Support Bootcamp - June
  • Writing for Impact: How can you make your applications and letters to trusts and foundations stand out? - July
  • Ask Lucy anything about Fundraising - August
  • Untapped Fundraising Potential: How can you find new ways to raise funds? - September
  • Managing your relationships with your donors and funders - October

These sessions are aimed at smaller organisations who might have limited capacity for fundraising. You might be the only person responsible for fundraising within your organisation or you might not have much fundraising experience.

VAAC Membership and Referral forms now online

Did you know that the VAAC membership form and referral form are now online, making them even easier to fill in? Just go to our website, fill in the simple form, and that's it. We'll take it from there!

Membership form - https://www.vaac.org.uk/membership/membership-form

Referral form - https://www.vaac.org.uk/group-support/support-referral-form

Upcoming VAAC Events & Training

Local Authority Designated Officer & Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub training - online/via Microsoft teams
Wednesday 16th March 2022, 10am – 11.30am

Chichester Networking Event - Revelation Family Church, Chichester
Monday 4th April  2022, 10am – 11.30am

Fundraiser Network Meeting – Digital Marketing for Charities - The Track, Bognor Regis Train Station
Wednesday 6th April  2022, 9.30am – 12noon


Important Updates

FSI Guidance -Coronavirus (COVID-19): Supporting safe and responsible fundraising (Updated)


West Sussex Mental Health Community and Primary Care Transformation Delivery Group VCSE Investment - invitation for suggestions


Help the FSI shape Small Charity Week 2022!


Expansion of the Covid-19 vaccination programme to healthy 5 to 11s



Member and Partner News

Community First eNews - 18 Feb 2022


SPCC newsletter: One year on - why is this still happening?


Community Works Newsletter Adur and Worthing, February 2022


SSCA Community Connections Bulletin - Edition 6 Cervical Cancer Awareness month and Prostate Cancer Awareness campaign


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



Nothing to report this week



  • In case you missed it, read the latest edition of the VAAC Funding Focus
  • Lego Foundation offers £100 million for ideas to improve children’s early years. Deadline: 4pm (United States Central Time), 7th April 2022

Funds with short deadlines


  • Dementia Support - Fundraising Administrator
  • Freedom Leisure - Active Communities Coordinator - Arun Area
  • Turning Tides - Maintenance Operative
  • Littlehampton Town Council - Museum Officer
  • Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove - Director of Income Generation
  • Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove - Head of Customer Experience and Communications
  • Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove - Information & Advice Manager
  • Yada - The Esther Project Outreach Worker (Adur & Worthing)
  • Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove - Dementia Services Co-Ordinator
  • Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove - Health Services Administrator
  • Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove - Dementia Support Workers
  • Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove - Social Prescriber

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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