Yearly Archives: 2016

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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Talent Match Turns Two!

February 10, 2016

January 2016 saw the second birthday of Talent Match, a Suffolk youth employment project, which has placed over 60 young people in employment. To mark the occasion, the project held a fun-filled evening in the Sir Bobby Robson Suite at Ipswich Town Football Club on 22 January 2016. Over 60 people joined in the celebrations,

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£910,150 investment for Suffolk to support local communities

February 9, 2016

Community Action Suffolk has secured £910,150 from People’s Health Trust to support three local communities over the next three years through the Local Conversations Programme. Residents of the wards of Gainsborough (Ipswich), Haverhill South and Kirkley (Lowestoft) have each formed a “People’s Forum” to identify common concerns, strengths and opportunities within their neighbourhoods in order

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Meet the speakers! “Communicate Collaborate Celebrate” conference on 4 March 2016

February 4, 2016

Community Action Suffolk’s “Communicate Collaborate Celebrate” conference on 4 March 2016 is an exciting opportunity to build new skills and knowledge that could transform your organisation this year. We will discover how to make our organisations sustainable, prove their impact, value and resilience. CAS is bringing together locally and nationally recognised speakers and workshop leads to

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Waveney Community Health Workshops and funding

February 2, 2016

A series of community health workshops are taking place across Waveney in 2016, exploring what communities can do to support those facing health and wellbeing challenges. NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Waveney District Council, in conjunction with Public Health (Suffolk County Council), are jointly hosting a programme of workshops focusing on

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Better Broadband for Suffolk – Next Phase 

January 27, 2016

The next phase of high speed Fibre Broadband upgrades for households in Suffolk were announced in the middle of December and if you visit www.betterbroadbandsuffolk.com and put in your post code in the My Location checker then you will be able to see whether you are due in the next phase of upgrades going up to

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Protect your organisation or charity against online scams and fraud

January 19, 2016

Following the recent story of a Suffolk charity, Focus12, falling victim to email cyber fraud, charities are being encouraged to make themselves aware of increasingly sophisticated scams. Thanks to the Suffolk County Council Trading Standards Service, below are links to information and a number of resources to help your organisation be aware of potential scams: Suffolk

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CAS benefits from a share of £14,000 donation to local volunteer services

January 18, 2016

East of England Coop is delighted to have been able to present four local charities, which support volunteering across our region, with a share of £14,000 thanks to funds raised at the annual Co-operative Retail Trading Group’s (CRTG) Supplier Awards Dinner. Community Action Suffolk is delighted to be one of the recipients and a cheque was recently

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Community oil buying

January 13, 2016

Community Action Suffolk can help you reduce the high cost of your heating oil by bringing Suffolk communities together and buying together. Not only can we promise lower costs and reduce heavy tanker traffic through the Suffolk countryside, we also pride ourselves in providing high quality customer service to our members. We have our own Community

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