AVA is an independent coalition of voluntary, community and charitable groups. Our members work co-operatively to support one another. We welcome expressions of interest from groups able to contribute to mutual support,  self-help and the building of warm, trusting local community relationships in our area. 


Haul your wind, ye scurvy Brighton pirates! Haul your wind!
Or, by thunder, we'll sink your ship.

AVA has heard from normally reliable sources that a senior officer of Adur-Worthing Councils is on 4th February to make a "final decision" on the commissioning of support for volunteering and voluntary action,  committing existing annual levels of  funding from the two Councils and a currently unknown sum (if any) from West Sussex County Council.

Word has it that this contract will be awarded to an organisation not based in Adur or Worthing, and not directly accountable to or working with our communities. Should this be correct, there will be a high-profile national voluntary sector event at which the dreaded pirate's "BLACK SPOT" will be presented to them in absentia, by their colleagues, citing unmutual and cynically self-interested behaviour. Naturally, in keeping with pirate tradition, this will also be delivered by hand.

Haul your wind, ye scurvy Brighton Pirates! Haul your wind, there! Or by thunder, we'll sink your ship!


AVA Coalition Partners for 2016

AVA in 2016 is working closely with a small number of organisations (we term them "coalition partners") whose activities we believe to meet priority needs amongst Adur's communities. Contact AVA for more information on how we are working with each of these, and how you might be able to help, or to benefit.

  • Esteem  Vocational and Personal Development for Young People
  • Lancing Village Action
  • CRUSE Bereavement Care
  • West Sussex Credit Union
  • Big Local Sompting
  • Adur Community Transport
  • Adur Churches Forum
  • International Neighbours
  • Adur Access and Mobility Group
  • Adur Special Needs
  • Lancing Food Bank
AVA is refreshing its mailing list from 1 April 2016. Please can everyone who wishes to receive our mailings after that date  contact and tell us (1) why you wish to receive our mailings (2) what you would like to contribute to our coalition (3) how our coalition might be able to support you. After 1 April next, our mailing list will be restricted to those who have actively responded to this request


 Adur i-pad club first Monday of the month,  10-12 Old School House 

Lancing Village Action, ipad club, first Saturday of each month 

Adur Access Group meets the last Friday of every other month, details from our office

Adur Community Network meets every two months, details from our office