Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sport & Event Volunteering Project featured in House of Lords debate

April 28, 2015

In a recent House of Lords debate on the social and economic value of volunteering in sport, Suffolk’s Sport & Event Volunteering Project was highlighted as a positive example of the excellent work that can be achieved through coordinated volunteering within the local community. The wider debate considered findings from the ‘Hidden Diamonds’ report recently

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Tributes to local campaigner, Matthew Percy

April 22, 2015

We are deeply saddened by the news that Matthew Percy, who was an active member of UK Youth Parliament in Suffolk between 2012 – 2014, has died. Matthew was a well-known and committed campaigner in Ipswich and beyond, being involved with a number of organisations, forums and projects both locally and nationally. Here is what some

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New Ipswich start-ups are finding their feet

April 22, 2015

A dozen Ipswich groups came together at Castle Hill Community Centre on 21st April to share their ideas for new start-ups and get up to speed on legal and governance requirements. CAS Insurance officer Lorna Hart answered a range of questions on appropriate types of cover for different activities, whilst IT Manager Matthew Morling gave

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Do you know how many volunteers there are in Suffolk?

April 8, 2015

Well, no-one really knows… but Community Action Suffolk is aiming to find out and you can help us! In a world where figures often feel like they hold the answers to many questions, we are coming to you to ask for your help. We would like to show funders and people who hold decision making positions the strength and

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European Funding & Big Lottery Opt-In Partnership Event: 16th April

April 8, 2015

Thursday 16th April 2015 at Woodbridge Rugby Club, Suffolk As part of the Building Better Opportunities development work linked to the Big Lottery Opt-In for European funding, Community Action Suffolk is holding a partnership building event for organisations interested in partnership working and forming consortia.  The event will provide an opportunity to meet representatives from

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