A new website (www.lowestoftrising.co.uk) has been launched for Lowestoft Rising, an organisation comprising a number of public sector partners including Suffolk Police, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner’s office, Waveney District Council, … Read Article about Lowestoft Rising launches new website
Community Action Suffolk will be holding an Annual Review and Celebration event on Thursday 8 October 2015, in Ipswich, for its members, key funders and stakeholders. We will look back at CAS’s achievements in the last year, showcase our partnership … Read Article about Save the date! CAS Annual Review and Celebration event to be held on 8 October 2015
Community Action Suffolk is developing a suite of conferences for the autumn. Each conference can be attended in its own right but they are designed to complement each other and you may find all three very helpful. This is advance notice of the … Read Article about Save the dates! Community Action Suffolk conferences this autumn
This next Community Action Suffolk locality network event will focus on the new health and social care project - Connect East Ipswich which aims to bring services together and develop an improved model of integrated working. Organisations providing … Read Article about 2 July event: Does your organisation provide services in the Ipswich area?
For the last 6 months, CAS (with partners Voluntary Norfolk) has been helping Small Charities in the VCS throughout Suffolk and Norfolk to get ready for the release of European Social Funding with the Big Lottery Opt-In. Towards the end of 2014, … Read Article about CAS helps Small Charities get ready for multi-million pound funding opportunities
Community Action Suffolk, Suffolk Congress, Suffolk County Council and Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group jointly organised a work shadowing event on 11 June 2015 at Suffolk Food Hall. The morning included speakers from the … Read Article about Speed dating across sectors! Work shadowing launch event a success
(Source: Suffolk Children's Trust) Dear Colleague Commissioning Intentions FY15/16 We are writing to share our strategic direction of travel and intention to change specific services for children and young people. Please note that this letter is … Read Article about Commissioning Intentions 2015-16 on behalf of Children’s Trust
Annual SPIAL Conference: THE FUTURE OF ADULT LEARNING AND FUNDING You are invited to come along to hear about and discuss some of the issues and opportunities that will affect us all as Adult Learning Providers in Suffolk. Being held on Tuesday 7 … Read Article about 7 July: The future of adult learning and funding
The National Village Halls Forum says volunteers should not have to fundraise to pay VAT bills on improvement work to charity run community facilities. The Forum, which campaigns on behalf of 10,000 community buildings in rural England, is urging … Read Article about Village Halls say VAT is a Tax on Voluntary Effort
For many community, charity and voluntary organisations it is a familiar tale; a clamber for cash from shrinking pots, increased competition and lots of form filling. It needn’t be so disheartening. The first Smarter Funding: Better Outcomes … Read Article about 15 July: A smarter way to gain access to grant funding
It's Small Charity Week 2015! Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector who make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK … Read Article about Celebrating Small Charity Week 2015!
More than 40 projects have received advice and support in the first 6 months since the re-launch of Village SOS, a £1.4m UK wide campaign funded by the Big Lottery Fund. Accessing the expertise of a network of organisations across the UK, as well as … Read Article about Village SOS offers FREE one to one support to community projects in Suffolk
Volunteers Week across Suffolk was a great success with many charities and organisations recognising the huge impact that volunteers have in supporting delivering services, but also about the personal relationships they build. Many groups held … Read Article about Thousands of volunteers across Suffolk celebrated during Volunteers Week 2015
The East of England Co-op, in partnership with Community Action Suffolk, is hosting a Big Co-op Clean in Ipswich and they would like you to join them. From 10am to 1pm on Wednesday 24 June, volunteers from the East of England Co-op and local … Read Article about The power of together! CAS supports the ‘Big Co-op Clean’, join us on June 24th!
Community Action Suffolk is pleased to welcome Sheila on board as a volunteer driver on Ipswich Dial a Ride. Sheila used to drive Transit vans and on renewing her licence did not have the D1 entitlement. But two years later and she passed a full PCV … Read Article about Volunteers Week 2015: Meet Sheila, our latest volunteer driver, who loves to make a difference!