Yearly Archives: 2016

15 VCS organisations embark on social impact measurement programme

January 13, 2016

With funding from the Big Lottery Awards For All fund to carry out a pilot programme of Social Impact Measurement (SIM) in Suffolk during 2015/16, CAS is pleased to announce that 15 voluntary & community sector organisations from across Suffolk have now begun the process of measuring social impact, with the aim of developing a best

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Are you passionate about wildlife and Suffolk? This could be a job for you!

January 13, 2016

(update 13 January 2016) Community Action Suffolk is pleased to be working in partnership with Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Areas of Natural Beauty (AONB), Wild Days and destination marketing organisation (DMO) in a joint project which is promoting volunteer tourism in a new project in the East Coast of Suffolk. Group leaders are being sought, who

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Rural community projects can get a free boost with Village SOS!

January 13, 2016

There is still time for rural community groups and projects to benefit from Community Action Suffolk’s free expert help through Village SOS (Support, Outreach & Sustainability). Village SOS is a Lottery funded project administered by ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) with the sole focus to help communities survive and thrive and become more

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Heritage Lottery Fund wants to hear from equality groups and networks

January 11, 2016

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in the East of England is compiling a database of equality groups and networks or charities representing people in equality groups in the region. The groups included in the database need to have the capacity to apply for HLF funding and deliver the resulting project, either individually or as multiple

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Community Action Suffolk supports the Be Ready For It campaign

January 8, 2016

Community Action Suffolk is supporting the Be Ready For It campaign, which highlights the need to plan positively for the end of life. This is often seen as a difficult topic to approach with others, but the aim of the campaign is that planning for end of life planning should be part of all life

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What can communities do to support local people facing specific health and wellbeing challenges?

January 5, 2016

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 to explore what communities could do to support local individuals and families facing specific health and wellbeing challenges, including dementia, loneliness and staying active. Five workshops have

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Networking events for January 2016

January 5, 2016

Community Action Suffolk is running a number networking events across Suffolk throughout January 2016, bringing local communities together. These events are free to attend and you can book your place online by clicking the relevant link below. Locality network events offer opportunities to network with other local organisations, as well as a chance to enjoy presentations from

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New exhibition looks at the positive influence of skateparks in the local community

January 5, 2016

Following the recent opening of the Whitehouse skatepark in Ipswich, one of its advisors, James Elms, is holding a photographic exhibition in Ipswich exploring the positive influence of parks and their users. James, creative director of “Pushers”, is a skater, photographer, and a founding member of Ipswich skate park. His photography captures inspirational riders’ speed

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