Making Adur and Worthing better

Making Adur and Worthing better

Voluntary and community action improves people’s lives, strengthens communities and makes our local areas better for everyone.

The people and organisations involved in voluntary and community activity have significant skills, knowledge, expertise and experience. However, some times, they need additional support to help ensure that they have the greatest impact on everyone and that they are as effective and as inclusive as possible. This is where we come in.

We create the support and networks that help people and organisations to use their time, expertise and energy effectively. We do this by building:

  • stronger voluntary and community organisations for now and for the future
  • a stronger and more diverse base for volunteering and voluntary activity
  • partnerships which improve opportunities for local people

Since July 2016, we’ve been working to do this in Adur and Worthing. Here’s what we’ve achieved so far.

 

Stronger voluntary and community organisations

  • we helped 162 voluntary and community sector leaders to be more effective
  • we helped 167 voluntary and community organisations to be more effective
  • we helped bring in £15,322 in funding for community activities and services

 

Stronger and more diverse base for volunteering

  • we helped 20 organisations to advertise 23 volunteering opportunities
  • we helped 47 volunteers to make 31 applications for a volunteer role
  • we helped 30 volunteer co-ordinators to provide quality volunteering programmes to approximately 328 volunteers

 

Partnerships with improve opportunities

  • we were involved in 48 meetings with representatives from public sector organisations, in order to increase partnership working between the public, businesses, and voluntary and community sectors

 

More information

Take a look at our infographic summary of our achievements over the last year:

Or download our short, written summary (PDF)

 

Making it all possible

None of this would have been possible without the support of our stakeholders, including:

  • our members, who generously gave us their time and expertise and paid fees for some of our services
  • local businesses, who generously gave us their time and expertise and sponsorship
  • public sector organsisations, who worked closely with us to make our local area better
  • our 20+ volunteers and trustees, who generously gave us their time and expertise

And, of course, the financial and generous support of our funders, including:

  • Adur and Worthing Councils
  • West Sussex County Council

 

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