about us

AVA is a locally based charitable company (est 1959). Our purpose is to support community development & charities across Adur.

We provide grant & funding advice, provision of volunteers and provide signposting to other networks that can support any charity or organisation’s growth journey.

We are a member of NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action) which is the umbrella body for local infrastructure development agencies and lobbies central government on matters relevant to the sector.

Community development involves working with individuals, groups and organisations of all kinds. It means bringing people together to recognise shared needs and work to ensure that these are met. To the above ends we offer one-to-one support and advice to local charitable organisations on matters such as: becoming constituted; registering as a charity; raising funds; promoting themselves; finding meeting space; supporting / training volunteers; recruiting / managing paid staff or holding money for small charities.

You can keep in touch with what is happening at Adur Voluntary Action by subscribing to our monthly newsletter Adur Voice.