Monthly Archives: March 2017

Improvements to the CAS training offer

March 31, 2017

Welcome to Spring. Change is in the air, the birds are building their nests and the days are getting longer. It’s not just nature that is changing but the way you will be able to access training courses from us is changing too. We have made some significant developments that we hope will improve access to

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Evidencing rural need: Parish Profile Reports

March 30, 2017

Community Action Suffolk’s national body, ACRE, has worked in partnership with local data consultants, OCSI, on the Evidencing Rural Need project. The aim of this project is to show the socio-economic picture of rural England, including its areas of deprivation, economy and access to services. Seven types of report have been produced (examples available here) The key report for communities

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Bookings now open: Suffolk Volunteering Conference on 25 May 2017

March 30, 2017

We are now taking bookings for the Suffolk Volunteering Conference 2017 on Thursday 25 May 2017 at Great Barton Village Hall from 9:30am to 3pm £35 (lunch and refreshments provided) About the Suffolk Volunteering Conference Organised by Community Action Suffolk, the Suffolk Volunteering Conference 2017 will bring together all those involved with volunteering in Suffolk’s

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Over £1.6m National Lottery funding to support young people in Suffolk

March 24, 2017

A new project providing intensive support for young people in Suffolk to gain and sustain employment and education, launched on 22 March 2017. The Minding The Gap project was officially launched to over 70 attendees at Blackbourne Community Centre in Elmswell. The project is a partnership of eight organisations, led by Community Action Suffolk, and

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Community Action Suffolk and voluntary sector survey

March 23, 2017

Start the survey here Community Action Suffolk (CAS) is carrying out a survey to evaluate the support services it currently provides and identify any gaps in its services. The survey will also identify the support needs of voluntary and community organisations in Suffolk. Anyone involved with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Suffolk

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Volunteer Suffolk website gets Police backing

March 17, 2017

A new volunteering website in Suffolk has received the seal of approval from the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner. Tim Passmore said the volunteer sector improved the quality of life for many people in the community and said that many would be “considerably worse off without their wonderful work.” He praised Volunteer Suffolk, the new one-stop

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“Minding The Gap” project launches on 22 March

March 8, 2017

Wednesday 22 March 2017 marks the launch of our exciting new project, Minding The Gap. This project provides targeted and intensive support for young people in Suffolk who are unemployed or economically inactive, who face significant challenges/barriers to accessing employment and are currently/or at risk of social isolation, to gain and sustain employment and education.

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Fully BOOKed networking event in Ipswich gets the VCSE sector talking

March 3, 2017

A room of 21 passionate people from the VCSE and statutory sectors joined our VCSE Locality Officer Kirsty Wilmot in Ipswich on 2 March 2017, to share ideas and get funding advice for their organisations. The event coincided with World Book Day, with a few keen bookworms revealing inspiring books from their bags, and many

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Charity begins at home for volunteers in Suffolk thanks to new website

March 1, 2017

There is a new and easy way to discover volunteering opportunities in Suffolk, thanks to a website which launches today. Volunteer Suffolk has been created as a one-stop shop for people to discover how they can gift their time, and for local organisations to advertise their volunteering opportunities. Carolyn Shaw, Volunteering Manager at Community Action

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