Specialist business support

At Community Action Suffolk, we are committed to supporting VCSE sector organisations through their entire business journey.  To do this, we offer information and guidance on all aspects of Economy and Enterprise for the VCSE sector in Suffolk, including:

  • Governance & structure
  • Funding strategies and planning
  • Asset transfers
  • Company registration
  • Community pubs/shops
  • Business planning
  • Impact measurement
  • Investment readiness

In addition, our specialist VCSE sector Economy and Enterprise Network is open to all and keeps you up to date on the latest information applicable to the VCSE sector and also European Funding.


Training is also available for your organisation throughout the year to help your organisation grow and progress. CAS’s programme of training courses is available here, however, we can design and deliver bespoke training workshops for your organisation according to your needs, so please do contact us if you can’t find something suitable for your organisation.

Specialist Business Support

In addition to the above, we offer specialist business support for individual organisations tailored to your needs. Download details of our Specialist Business Support offer.

European Funding

The release of new European Funding 2014-20 is fast approaching. CAS has been involved in negotiations on behalf of the VCSE sector in Suffolk since the beginning and can help your organisation with future funding releases. We offer individual organisation guidance and information in conjunction with useful awareness raising and practical events across the year.

CAS has been awarded funding through the Big Lottery, to coordinate their European Social Fund ‘opt-in’ activity in Suffolk and support the sector.

Latest news

23 June 2016: European Social Fund in New Anglia update
13 January 2016: 15 VCS organisations embark on social impact measurement programme
21 December 2015: Survey: What business support and advice do you need in 2016?
16 October 2015: 15 Suffolk organisations needed for Social Impact pilot project

Read more Economy and Enterprise news here…

Useful resources

VCSE strengthchecker Is your organisation funding-ready?


Hannah Reid, Senior Manager VCSE Sector Development
01473 345332