Monthly Archives: June 2017

Better Broadband for Suffolk: update

June 23, 2017

Community Action Suffolk continues to regularly attend the Better Broadband for Suffolk Stakeholder Board meeting that Suffolk County Council hosts. This meeting provides us an opportunity to feedback concerns we hear from your communities but also to hear the very latest plans and updates and how the Better Broadband for Suffolk scheme is running. Here’s

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Volunteers make the difference at another successful Great East Swim

June 23, 2017

First-time and veteran volunteers gave a few hours of their time last weekend (Saturday 17 June 2017) to make the Great East Swim another triumphant Suffolk event. It was truly a family day, with one volunteer being just four years old! 25 volunteers supported one of the county’s biggest sporting events which attracts 2,000 swimmers.

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Could you help Lowestoft once year? Event on 29 June 2017

June 23, 2017

Lowestoft residents are invited to drop in to Lowestoft Library on Thursday 29 June 2017, to find out how they can give a few hours of their time every year to make a difference to the town. Most local events could not happen without volunteers, many just give a few hours every year without having

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New online service supports Suffolk’s voluntary organisations to be more effective

June 19, 2017

Suffolk’s voluntary organisations and charities can now show that they are safe, well-run providers thanks to a new online Quality Standard launched by Community Action Suffolk. The Community Action Suffolk Quality Standard is awarded to organisations that complete a process showing commitment to quality in areas such as safeguarding, health and safety, recruitment and management.

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Free training for Haverhill organisations

June 15, 2017

Voluntary organisations in Haverhill will benefit from free training courses delivered by Community Action Suffolk (CAS), following £1,000 of funding from the One Haverhill Partnership. The courses, “Project Planning” and “Writing a Good Funding Application” will be delivered on 29 June 2017 and 29 September 2017 respectively. Both capacity building courses are designed to develop the

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Office rental available at Kirkley Centre

June 14, 2017

Community Action Suffolk’s Kirkley Centre in Lowestoft, currently has office space to rent. Serviced office suite within a modern purpose built community/business centre. 89sq m (960 sq ft). Rent includes water, drainage, electricity, gas, repairs and buildings insurance. Full details are available here.

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Suffolk Social Prescribing Network Launch

June 13, 2017

Suffolk County Council launched the new Suffolk Social Prescribing Network at an event on 24 May 2017, attended by a wide range of public sector and VCSE representatives, including Community Action Suffolk. The whole day event heard about a number of social prescribing projects which have been set up in Suffolk including Leiston, Ipswich, Haverhill

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The importance of Trustee Training: have you booked your place?

June 7, 2017

Next in our series of guest blogs on the Community Action Suffolk website, Liz Brownsell, charity specialist at Birketts Solicitors, discusses the the importance of training for trustees. We all know how important it is for the effective governance of charities that all charity trustees and senior managers within charities know and understand the role, duties

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CAS Village Halls and Community Building survey 2017

June 7, 2017

As part of the on-going locality based work carried out by Community Action Suffolk, we’re asking Suffolk’s Village Halls and Community Buildings, how your buildings play an important part in developing and sustaining local communities. By participating in the survey, you’ll be shaping the planned work programme to be undertaken over the coming year, plus

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