Monthly Archives: November 2017

Legislative changes affecting the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

November 29, 2017

The Charity Commission has announced a phased timetable allowing charitable companies to convert to charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) following legislative changes in Parliament on 23 November 2017. The new legislation also means that all charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) will be listed on the Business names index, held by Companies House. The much anticipated Secondary Legislation

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Is my organisation or charity affected by GDPR? What is GDPR?

November 24, 2017

General Data Protection Regulation exists to protect an individual’s personal data. GDPR was adopted on 27 April 2016 and becomes enforceable from 25 May 2018. Your voluntary organisation or charity is highly likely to be collecting individuals’ personal data (either electronically or physically), therefore GDPR will affect you and you must be compliant by 25

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Community Action Suffolk given Sport England funding to help local volunteers make a real difference in their community

November 24, 2017

Community Action Suffolk (CAS) has been given £131,620 National Lottery funding from Sport England to help local volunteers make a positive contribution to their community using sport and activity. Sport England’s ‘Opportunity Fund’ aims to encourage people to volunteer to help tackle challenges their communities face. Projects are being funded in areas that may experience

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Free room hire at The Kirkley Centre in January 2018!

November 20, 2017

The Kirkley Centre in Lowestoft is offering free room and venue hire to new business customers for meetings or events held in January 2018. About The Kirkley Centre Located on London Road in Lowestoft, The Kirkley Centre provides a professional, friendly and flexible space to hold your meeting, training course, community group or conference. The

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Universal Credit in east and west Suffolk for your organisation and clients

November 20, 2017

[posted on behalf of The Anglia Revenues Partnership] Universal Credit is a new, single, benefit that incorporates Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit for working age customers. The single payment is paid monthly and is designed to mirror the way monthly wages are paid

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Village Halls and Community Buildings conference success, further training on offer

November 15, 2017

65 representatives from a range of Suffolk’s venues attended Community Action Suffolk’s Village Halls and Community Buildings conference on 2 November 2017 at the Blackbourne Centre, Elmswell. It was the perfect opportunity to network, attend practical workshops and listen to informative key note speakers. Delegates heard from keynote speakers including Deborah Clarke (Rural Evidence Manager at ACRE), Liz

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Discounted “Electrical Safety Testing” course for village halls: 30 November 2017

November 15, 2017

Community Action Suffolk, working with Quick Test, is offering a discounted Electrical Safety Testing course for village halls and community buildings. Thursday 30 November 2017 9:30am to 1pm Ipswich £80+VAT per person (normally £120+VAT) You will gain a clear understanding of the requirements for your building to correctly inspect and check electrical equipment, as part of your Health and

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Charity trustee boards should be more diverse… and CAS can help with that

November 14, 2017

New research involving around 3,500 trustees shows boards are not reflective of the communities charities serve, with men outnumbering women two to one The research recommends that charities do more to promote diversity on their boards and encourage applications from women, young people and people from ethnic minority and socially diverse backgrounds. Community Action Suffolk​ is working to

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Call blockers for people living with dementia

November 13, 2017

We all receive unwanted phone calls. They are a nuisance, but they also put us at risk of being scammed and this risk is even more acute for those who are living with dementia. The National Trading Standards Scam Team (NTS Scams Team) has secured government funding to provide free call blocking technology to protect

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