Monthly Archives: February 2015

Contribute to an important new initiative in Sudbury

February 25, 2015

Invitation to VCS organisations in Sudbury and the surrounding area (An invitation from Shirley Moore, CEO The Befriending Scheme) You are invited to attend a meeting on Friday 6th March 2015 to discuss an ambitious new project in Sudbury and its locality. Connect Sudbury aims to bring services together and develop an improved model of

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New Suffolk Congress Representatives on the Health and Wellbeing Board

February 25, 2015

The Suffolk Congress has a seat on the Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board as a representative for the VCS. Following the retirement of Jacqui Martin, Suffolk Family Carers, Congress held an election for a new representative and a substitute. Congress is pleased to announce that the following nominees were elected: Sharron Cozens, Acting CEO Age

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Fundraising support and advice for Ipswich groups continues

February 25, 2015

(23rd February 2015) As a follow-up to our busy Funding Fair in January, 16 Ipswich VCS group representatives came together today at our first Locality Networking Event in the borough this year, facilitated by our local Community Field Officer, Kirsty Wilmot. The session kicked off with a collective sharing of successes in 2014, which highlighted

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Broadband funding plea for isolated rural communities

February 24, 2015

The next Government is being urged to invest in alternative solutions for the isolated rural communities left behind by the national rollout of superfast broadband by BDUK. Community Action Suffolk is backing a call by its national body ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) for a firm funding commitment in its 2015 manifesto to

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Call to scrap ‘bedroom tax’ for small, rural communities

February 24, 2015

The next Government must scrap the ‘bedroom tax’ in rural communities with fewer than 3,000 people, says Community Action Suffolk. Community Action Suffolk is backing a call by its national body, ACRE, which says there simply aren’t enough one and two-bedroom properties in the countryside for tenants who want to downsize because they can’t afford to

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Suffolk Wheels 2 Work getting more people to work across more of Suffolk

February 24, 2015

Suffolk Wheels 2 Work expands to Sudbury and Stowmarket with JobCentre Plus. Thanks to funding made available through the Department of Work and Pensions, Suffolk Wheels 2 Work has recently launched a 6 month project offering scooter loans to individuals registered with Sudbury or Stowmarket Job Centre Plus, who are unemployed and have been offered

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FREE Neighbourhood Planning Workshop – 25th March

February 20, 2015

Community Action Suffolk supported by Forest Heath District Council, St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Suffolk County Council and Locality.org.uk are hosting a free Neighbourhood Planning Workshop specifically for Parish Councils and Community Groups within West Suffolk to help shape the future of their community and improve their local area. The Neighbourhood Planning Workshop offers support for

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When to apply to register your charity

February 10, 2015

Community Field Officers are often asked about this and it can take a while for new organisations to fully understand exactly what structure they want/need to be. We would say “please don’t worry too much in the early days”. The main thing to do is to ensure your service is actually needed in the areas

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FREE networking event for community groups: 23rd February in Ipswich

February 10, 2015

We are pleased to announce details of the next network event offered by Community Action Suffolk in Ipswich. The event will take place on Monday 23rd February 2015, 10am – 12pm. Following on from the successful Ipswich Funding Fair in January, this event gives participants access to an informal funding advice session, exploring local funding

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