VAAC E-bulletin 21/04/22 - news and 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

Are you celebrating the Queen's Jubilee?

Do you have an event planned to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June? Let us know so that we can share all the fun things that are happening across the districts.


Send your posters, flyers or information to Jenny

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! 

Upcoming VAAC Events & Training

Prospecting and Research: How do you find the right funders for you? - Online
Tuesday 3rd May 2022, 10am – 11.30am

VCN: How to support your volunteers and their mental health - Arundel Football Club

Wednesday 11th May 2022, 10am - 12noon

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

VAAC Annual General Meeting - Midhurst Methodist Church

Wednesday 13th July 2022


Save the date - more details coming soon!


Important Updates

Safer Streets funding survey - How safe do you feel in Sussex?


Community Solar Accelerator, an ERDF funded, SME
support project, delivered by Brighton Energy Co-op, will enable SMEs to reduce CO2 emissions by match funded grants of up to £25,000 towards either: Solar PV arrays or
Solar PV arrays & electric vehicle charging points



Member and Partner News

Yada is a charity working across coastal West Sussex with the aim to end the sexual
exploitation of women. As part of this work, they run The Esther Project, a free, tailored,
confidential support service for self-identifying women in the sex industry or at risk of sexual

Yada Training Flyer


Your Adur Volunteering News


SPCC newsletter - Launching the new Rural Partnership Network


Action in rural Sussex - April Newsletter



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





  • In case you missed it, read the latest edition of the VAAC Funding Focus
  • National charity Motability has announced it will provide £50 million to UK charities and organisations in the accessible transport sector from 2022 to 2025, starting with two new funding streams: Community Transport Grants and Wheelchair Sector Grants
  • Laughology’s Happiness Fund is available for grassroots, neighbourhood-based community projects that build happy, strong, resilient communities. Deadline: midnight, 17th June 2022
  • Parkinson’s UK Physical Activity Grants Programme is accepting applications from groups and organisations to help people with Parkinson's to be active. Deadline: midday, 10th June 2022
  • Hall and Woodhouse’s Community Chest is now open. Deadline: 1st July 2022

Funds with short deadlines


  • My Sisters’ House CIC - Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator
  • My Sisters’ House CIC - Complex Needs Worker (DA & Welfare)
  • West Sussex Mind - Lived Experience - Chair of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Panel
  • West Sussex Mind - Mental Health Community Outreach & Development Worker - Polish and Ukrainian Community (Maternity Cover)
  • Age UK - Assistant Store Manager (closing date: 22nd April)
  • Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove - Development Manager - Horsham
  • Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove - Development Manager - Crawley
  • Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove - PAT Community Support Worker
  • Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove - Executive Assistant
  • Dementia Support - Marketing Lead
  • Arun District Council - Community Wellbeing Adviser

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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