Yearly Archives: 2019

New business services benefit local communities

December 20, 2019

Charities, voluntary groups and SMEs can now benefit from an extended range of specialist support services with a new partnership announced today between Voluntary Norfolk and Community Action Suffolk (CAS). Both organisations provide support to charities and SMEs across the country through their trading arms CBR Business Solutions and CAS which offer HR Consultancy, Payroll

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Village Halls Week- 20th-26th January 2020

December 20, 2019

Village Halls Week is taking place from Monday 20th– 26th January 2020.  It is a national celebration of village halls and community buildings, their volunteers and the services they offer their communities. It is a chance to showcase your facility and a chance to attract new volunteers and share ideas for future ideas for the

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Chief Executive’s December Blog

December 13, 2019

Chris on Christmas!   Good Giving Could be a Daily Act in Suffolk… Not Just for Christmas   In every song you hear on the airwaves this month, and every verse you read in a festive card, you’ll be reminded of one of the most important messages behind the Christmas season. What is it? It’s

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Suffolk Village Halls & Community Buildings Conference Presentations

November 27, 2019

Community Action Suffolk Village Halls and Community Building Conference which was hosted on Tuesday 12th November at Needham Market Community Centre was a fantastic success. Keynote speakers at the event included Deborah Clark National Rural lead from  ACRE, Wayne Crabb Senior Fire Safety Officer from Suffolk Fire & Rescue and Angie Lee–Foster, Suffolk Pro Help

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TRUSTEES WEEK 2019 4th – 8th November 2019

November 7, 2019

Suffolk in Bid to Get More Young People Becoming Trustees CHARITIES and voluntary organisations across Suffolk are appealing for more young adults to consider becoming trustees. Community Action Suffolk, which supports the sector throughout the county, says the perception of trustee opportunities needs to change dramatically, and that younger professionals in the region could well

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Chief Executive’s November Blog

November 1, 2019

IN CELEBRATION OF OUR BEACON BUILDINGS THROUGHOUT SUFFOLK Within a short walk from your front door, chances are, there’s an asset which is playing a pivotal cradle-to-grave role in community life. It’s been the setting for clubs, hubs, parties, political polls, and so much more – and yet so often we overlook its powerful contribution,

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Chief Executive October 2019 Blog

October 18, 2019

Chief Executive Blog – October 2019 Lasting Impact for Suffolk’s Charities? It’s all about ‘Conscious Coupling’ What jumps to mind for you, when you consider the idea of ‘corporate support’?  Are you someone who views this as a company carrying out fundraising on behalf of a particular charity?  Perhaps you think it to be more

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Learning Lunch – Strategic Planning (Conatus Financing & Business Solutions)

October 9, 2019

Learning Lunches are a valuable opportunity to informally network with colleagues across the voluntary sector and to hear from some guest speakers who are experts in their field. These events are hosted by some special venues across Suffolk. Date: Thursday 7 November Time: 12.00 – 1.30pm Venue: Milsoms Kesgrave Hall Hotel Hall Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich

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Charity Fraud Awareness Week Networking Breakfast

October 2, 2019

Event Summary Community Action Suffolk has joined forces with Suffolk County Council Trading Standards to combat fraud targeted against charities as part of Charity Fraud Awareness Week (21-25 October 2019) Fraud is the most reported crime in the UK. According to the Office for National Statistics, an individual in the UK is 10 times more

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