Monthly Archives: February 2016

Suffolk County Council is seeking 5 Trusted Partner Organisations

February 26, 2016

Suffolk County Council is seeking five Trusted Partner Organisations to work with them, over the next six months, to provide some of SCC current customers with an updated Care Act, Supporting Lives Connecting Communities review and assessment. The project is a pilot to support people requiring reviews or assessments, and how those reviews and assessments

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Suffolk Volunteering Conference 2016

February 23, 2016

Organised by Community Action Suffolk, the Suffolk Volunteering Conference 2016 will bring together all those involved with volunteering in Suffolk’s Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS), both paid staff and volunteers. This is a day to learn about volunteering in Suffolk and to provide you with information that you can take back and apply to the organisations

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Six new courses added to our training guide for February to July 2016

February 23, 2016

Community Action Suffolk (CAS) has released a new training guide which details the courses available between February and the end of July 2016. Download the CAS training brochure Our training programme now includes six new courses: Human Resources Introduction to Involving Volunteers Organisational Development Social Impact Measurement for Beginners Introduction to Data Protection Introduction to

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Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme – a call for evidence

February 19, 2016

The Government would like to hear about your experiences of the Gift Aid scheme, with a view to improving how the system works. You can provide your feedback here, until Wednesday 2 March 2016. They are seeking to: Understand what is working well Understand the potential barriers faced by charities under the current scheme rules

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9 Mar: Can your organisation make an impact on health and wellbeing in Suffolk?

February 18, 2016

CAS and NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are hosting a workshop to explore how voluntary and community sector organisations can have an impact on the health and wellbeing of our communities. When and where Wednesday 9 March 2016, 9am to 11:30am. Lowestoft Community Church, 8 Hadenham Road, Lowestoft, NR33 7NF. About

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CAS awards £27,000 to nine youth participation projects across Suffolk

February 17, 2016

Community Action Suffolk (CAS) is delighted to have awarded 9 Youth Participation Small Grants to voluntary and community sector projects across Suffolk. A total of just under £27,000 has been invested into supporting local youth participation activities or projects, where young people, with the support of a local organisation, have identified a need and now

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Report & video: Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust Youth Council attend the International Association of Youth Mental Health conference in Canada

February 16, 2016

Members of The Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust Youth Council (NSFTYC) recently attended the International Association of Youth Mental Health conference in Canada (October 2015), a trip which they funded themselves by raising £38,000, and delivered a presentation to international delegates. The NSFTYC’s aim of going to the conference was to gain an insight into youth mental health

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Speak out for your communities

February 12, 2016

(source: NAVCA – National Association for Voluntary and Community Action) The Government has announced it will be inserting a clause into grant agreements with charities that states funding cannot be used on activities intended to influence parliament, government or political parties. The information Government receives from charities is essential to shaping policy which can support

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