Monthly Archives: June 2015

15 July: A smarter way to gain access to grant funding

June 16, 2015

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 conference is to take place on Wednesday 15 July 2015 at the Apex in Bury St. Edmunds, aimed

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Thousands of volunteers across Suffolk celebrated during Volunteers Week 2015

June 15, 2015

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 events and activities to show the work of their volunteers, but most importantly to thank them. Volunteering Field Officer Carolyn Shaw

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Volunteers Week 2015: Celebrating all our volunteers in Suffolk!

June 4, 2015

It’s Volunteers Week! There’s an incredible amount of volunteering going on in Suffolk, by young and old and everybody in between! Volunteering doesn’t require a big commitment, and often it’s the little things which mean the most – maybe just calling in on an elderly neighbour, or giving someone a lift. We’d like to say a

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Volunteers Week 2015: Meet Michael, who makes our favourite events happen!

June 4, 2015

Having worked with and supported many dedicated volunteers and event organisers throughout our Sport and Event Volunteering project, it is great to hear people’s personal stories behind why they get involved in volunteering and continue to do so. We’d like to introduce you to one of our fantastic volunteers, Michael. Please tell us a little bit

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Volunteers Week 2015: Meet Peter, our very own Volunteering Olympian!

June 4, 2015

Prior to the hosting of the 2012 London Olympics & Paralympics, Peter, by his own admission had been relatively inactive, in terms of volunteering. However, Peter like many others was inspired to get involved and support the London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics, by signing up to become a volunteer ‘Gamesmaker’. Following a late call up,

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Consultation on the Joint Mental Health Commissioning Strategy

June 3, 2015

Suffolk Congress and CAS held a workshop on 3rd June with Alison Leather – Associate Director of Redesign, Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (Mental Health / LDT and Children’s and Maternity) to consider the Draft Joint Mental Health Commissioning Strategy. Participants asked interesting and insightful questions about how the residents of Suffolk can have access to the

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