Monthly Archives: November 2014

Successful Suffolk summit shows how volunteering is changing

November 24, 2014

The first Volunteering Summit hosted by Community Action Suffolk and the Suffolk Congress took place on 19th November 2014 – 85 delegates attended this one day event at Kesgrave Community and Conference Centre. It was a chance to listen to keynote speakers and attend workshops focusing on both the local and national topics surrounding volunteer

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Agencies unite to crack down on loan sharks in Haverhill

November 18, 2014

(source: England Illegal Money Lending Team) Date and Time: Monday 24th November, 10am to 11am Location: Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill, Suffolk The England Illegal Money Lending Team in partnership with Suffolk County Council Trading Standards, Haverhill Town Council, Suffolk Constabulary, Haverhill CAB, REACH, Havebury Housing, Eastern Savings and Loans Credit Union and other partners

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Answering your funding questions in Stowmarket: FREE event

November 18, 2014

Are you seeking funds for your group & don’t know where to start? Would you like to meet the funders? Then this is the event for you! We are pleased to announce details of another Funding Fair offered by Community Action Suffolk: Venue: Haughley Park Barns, Haughley Park, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 3JY Date: Tuesday 9th

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Rural charities win hundreds of new minibuses as new £25 million fund made available

November 18, 2014

(source: Department of Transport) New funding for minibuses to community transport operators in rural and isolated areas. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced that hundreds of vital community groups from across the country will receive additional support. £25 million will be made available to provide hundreds of new minibuses to community transport operators in rural

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New grant funding available for North West Ipswich in 2015

November 18, 2014

Since it started, 2 years ago the North West Ipswich Big Local Trust has so far supported 64 projects within North West Ipswich. The next Grant Award funding opens in January 2015, with two rounds of funding currently planned for 2015. Two levels of funding can be applied for: Grants between £501 – £5,000 with no

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Give your community a healthy boost: £100,000 fund for Great Yarmouth and Waveney

November 12, 2014

(source: Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group) Community and voluntary groups from across Great Yarmouth and Waveney are being encouraged to apply for their share of a £100,000 non recurrent funding pot to help them deliver schemes to improve people’s health and quality of life. HealthEast, the area’s clinical commissioning group, has launched its Healthy

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FREE networking event: 5th December in Haverhill

November 10, 2014

Do you want to find out what other community groups are doing? Do you want to have your say about the needs of your group? We are pleased to announce details of the next network event for voluntary and community sector groups, offered by Community Action Suffolk, in the Haverhill area. The event will take

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Can you contribute to ‘A poverty strategy for Suffolk’?

November 7, 2014

(Source: Suffolk County Council) ‘A poverty strategy for Suffolk: Addressing inequalities for our communities’ The Poverty Strategy Working Group is developing ‘A poverty strategy for Suffolk’ that covers all age groups. We would like to invite stakeholders to come along to a workshop to share their experiences of what poverty means to them and the

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Event: Feedback from consultation on the new design of adult social care in Suffolk

November 7, 2014

(Source: Suffolk County Council. This is an SCC event.) Supporting Lives, Connecting Communities You are warmly invited to this event to hear feedback from consultation with service users and organisations about the new operation model for Adult and Community Services in Suffolk. Called ‘Supporting Lives, Connecting Communities’ it aims to provide asset-based support and information and

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