Monthly Archives: March 2018

Meet our Suffolk ProHelp providers: Ensors (chartered accountants)

March 21, 2018

Suffolk ProHelp is a countywide network of businesses which provides professional and strategic support free of charge to voluntary organisations. The guiding principle of Suffolk ProHelp is that members approach this work in the same way as they would any other fee-paying customer. The only difference is that the community client is not charged for the work undertaken.

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Funding secured for residents to grow their local communities (East Suffolk)

March 20, 2018

£384,000 of Big Lottery funding has been secured for a new project which will put residents at the heart of developing their communities in Lowestoft and the surrounding area. Community Action Suffolk, working in partnership with Waveney District Council has successfully secured funding to help local residents identify challenges and solutions in Kirkley, Harbour and

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Haverhill’s proposed BMX Pump track takes another step forward

March 15, 2018

Residents from Haverhill South and enthusiastic BMX riders are invited to see proposed plans for a new BMX Pump Track. The track, which will be located in Greenfields Way between the Clements GP Practice and Clements Primary Academy, will be available for everyone in the community. The proposed plans will be on display for feedback

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Staff blog: Have you heard about #MeetUpMondays?

March 9, 2018

#MeetUpMondays have arrived in Suffolk, a concept borne out of The Alexandra pub in Wimbledon where landlord, Mick Dore, wanted to do something for those living in the neighbourhood who were lonely. Every Monday, The Alexandra offers free tea, coffee and sandwiches to those who would like company and the opportunity to meet or be around others. Mick said:

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Are you brave enough to volunteer?!

March 6, 2018

Community Action Suffolk’s volunteering team has been busy finding local events at which Suffolk’s army of volunteers can help out. The Great East Swim (23 June), Midnight Walk (12 May) and Only the Brave (25 March) are already looking for volunteers, with many more local events in the pipeline. Supporting a local event is a

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CAS supports local organisation with business planning to secure £1.5m project

March 6, 2018

CAS has recently worked with Woodbridge based community interest company (CIC), Jetty Lane, to prepare a business plan which has now successfully been presented to Suffolk County Council to secure a new £1.5 million youth and arts space. Sabrina Ward, Business Support Officer at CAS, supported Jetty Lane to prepare the Business Plan across six weeks of board meetings, emails and planning.

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CAS training postponed due to weather conditions

March 1, 2018

Due to the current weather conditions, the following training sessions have been postponed: 1 March –  Masterclass: Be prepared for GDPR 1 March – Young Trustee training 2 March – One Suffolk Websites – Refresher training We will provide updates in due course. View other CAS training courses and events here.

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