Attendees Making Notes on Flip Chart at Our March Conference 2014

Adur and Worthing

We provide advice and support, and learning and networking opportunities to voluntary and community organisations across Adur and Worthing.

We first started to work in the area in July 2016 and, following a set up phase, we now offer a full programme of activities which you can participate in.

If you’d like to find out more about our work in the area, get in touch with our Development Manager, Gabriella Oakley, on or 01903 207735



Learning and training

We run free, regular workshops on a range of topics as well as a range of paid for training courses. You can see all of our Adur & Worthing learning opportunities here, including our Networks, Funding Surgeries, Training and Workshops.

Our upcoming events are:

10 July – Meet the Funder – RAMPION

20 July – Getting to Grips with GDPR

18 July – Meet the Funder – HLF

Past Events and Resources

23 May – Adur & Worthing Meet the Funder – National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund

7 March and 17 April – Get Data Protection Ready

7 February – HR Briefing – Managing through Restructuring and Contractual Change

27 February – Social Media Briefing



Recruiting and working with volunteers

We can help you to find volunteers.

We also run a volunteer co-ordinators forum where people involved in co-ordinating volunteers can connect, develop skills and share experiences.



We run a number of networks for voluntary and community organisations in Adur and Worthing. The networks are a great way to meet, learn, and work together with other local organisations to influence local policies and plans.


Advice and support

We can give you one-to-one support and advice to help you to run your voluntary or community organisation.

If you’d like to speak to someone about a specific bit of help you need, get in touch with our Advice and Support Co-ordinator, Hazel Roper, on or 07921 466034


Voice and representation

Representing the voluntary and community sector at a local level is a key part of our work. We ensure that our members’ voices and expertise are heard at a range of partnerships, boards and informal meetings with key people across the local area.

We currently have representatives attending the Health and Wellbeing Partnership. We’re looking for people to act as representatives at meetings of the Safer and Stronger Communities Partnership, and the Business Partnership.

If you’re interested in being involved, get in touch with our Development Manager, Gabriella Oakley, on or 07921 466034



We’re a membership organisation for voluntary and community organisations. Our members benefit from exclusive access to some of our services.

Whilst we’re setting ourselves up in Adur and Worthing, you don’t need to be a member of ours to benefit from our services. Instead, we invite you to try our services for a period of time before joining us as a member.



To hear more about our programme of events and activities in Adur and Worthing, and the support we can give you and your organisation, sign up to receive newsletters from us.


Email group

We run a number of email groups for voluntary and community organisations who operate in Adur and Worthing.


Other support available

There are a number of other organisations in West Sussex who also provide support to community groups and voluntary organisations in the area. Read more (PDF) about how they may be able to help you.