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About CAS

Community Action Suffolk (CAS) is the ‘go to’ organisation for Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Suffolk. 

We exist to ensure the sector is supported, safe and sustainable. We provide (or signpost) whatever is needed behind the scenes to enable this, so the sector can concentrate on doing what it does best – making Suffolk an incredible place in which to live and work.

CAS supports organisations in the sector to enable them to operate more effectively. We provide a voice for organisations and groups who may not otherwise be heard and represent their interests to the private and public sectors. We do this through conferences, workshops, events, specialist networks, and by consultation with the sector.

We work closely with a wide variety of partners from other sectors including Suffolk County Council, Borough and District Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Health and Police, along with partners from the private sector such as New Anglia Local Economic Partnership and local businesses.

All these parties have a vital role in improving the lives of people in Suffolk and by working together we ensure Suffolk is the best place it can be for all those living and working here.

Our Vision

Community Action Suffolk’s vision is that Suffolk is a county where every community aspires, thrives and grows.

Our Mission

Community Action Suffolk’s mission is to strengthen and champion community action in Suffolk by supporting the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in its work.  Our mission is underpinned by four strategic priorities:

  1. Supporting a diverse and resilient VCSE sector to build capacity and sustainability
  2. Stimulating and developing impactful community and voluntary action
  3. Creating and maintaining influential and equitable beneficial relationships between public, private and VCSE sectors
  4. Develop CAS as a sustainable and essential business in Suffolk, driven by continuous improvement and innovation
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