Yearly Archives: 2016

£1,660,900 awarded to help young people’s employability in Suffolk

December 16, 2016

We are pleased to announce £1,660,900 of grant funding for a project providing targeted and intensive support for young people in Suffolk who are long-term unemployed or economically inactive, to gain and sustain employment and education. Community Action Suffolk is the lead partner of a partnership with eight other organisations across Suffolk who will jointly

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Suffolk Trading Standards: Avian Influenza Information

December 8, 2016

Community Action Suffolk is supporting Suffolk Trading Standards to share the latest information about Avian Influenza, with Parish and Town Councils in Suffolk. We would be grateful if you could share this information with your local communities, friends, family and neighbours, especially those that you know keeping poultry or captive birds. You may have already

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Show that your organisation has a professional and safe approach with the CAS Quality Standard

November 30, 2016

The CAS Quality Standard is an award which your organisation can work towards to demonstrate its effectiveness and efficiency, launching on 1 December 2016. The CAS Quality Standard endorsed by Suffolk County Council and the Suffolk Local Safeguarding Children Board. It is externally assessed by the Quality Standards Awards Panel comprised of Community Action Suffolk, Suffolk County Council Commissioning and

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Volunteer Suffolk: Organisations getting first glimpses of the new volunteer recruitment website for Suffolk

November 29, 2016

“Volunteer Suffolk” is a new volunteering database and website to advertise volunteering roles in Suffolk, helping local organisations to recruit volunteers. This week has seen the first demonstration events taking place around the county. Initially, local organisations who work with volunteers are being invited to see the new system and register themselves… even add their

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Save time and money when buying your heating oil

November 21, 2016

If you are one of over 46,000 households in Suffolk which is off the mains gas network, you could be saving money on your oil heating bill thanks to a local social enterprise. Community Action Suffolk (CAS) runs a community buying scheme which has purchased over 2.1 million litres of oil in the last year. In

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New CAS training courses announced and now booking for 2017

November 16, 2016

Community Action Suffolk has announced details of its latest training courses aimed at voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in Suffolk. CAS will run over 40 training courses from January through to June 2017, covering a range of topics, with courses starting from as little as £20. Building on their portfolio of successful courses, such

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Low cost fundraising workshops to celebrate Local Charities Day

November 15, 2016

To celebrate Local Charities Day (16 December 2016), the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) is delivering three workshops in Ipswich on the 7 December 2016, funded by the Office for Civil Society. The training offers small charities 3 x 1 hour workshops on key fundraising skills: Develop your Fundraising Strategy Community & Events Fundraising Fundraising from Trusts & Foundations

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Volunteer Suffolk: A new volunteer recruitment website for Suffolk

November 4, 2016

“Volunteer Suffolk” is a new volunteering database and website to advertise volunteering roles in Suffolk, helping local organisations to recruit volunteers. “Volunteer Suffolk” will launch in early 2017, and is run by Community Action Suffolk (CAS). Between November 2016 and January 2017, the Volunteering Team at CAS will be showcasing the new service at free

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Suffolk Coastal: Parish Profiles now available

October 31, 2016

Throughout 2016-17 we are looking at how to map community assets at a parish level. Work with Health and Wellbeing Suffolk has enabled us to look at community assets by parishes where the population is less than 1,000 individuals. Community assets can mean many things from buildings to people and spaces.  For the purpose of our work

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