We have today confirmed the appointment of a new Chief Executive, who will take the helm of this key local infrastructure organisation for the VCFSE sector from the end of September. Hannah Reid, was selected after a rigorous interview process, … Read Article about Announcing the appointment of our new chief executive
Community Action Suffolk teams up with the East of England Co-op to encourage volunteering during their annual Suffolk Action Week Campaign Community Action Suffolk are teaming up with the East of England Co-op to encourage shoppers to consider … Read Article about Suffolk Action Week – Community and Volunteering Fairs taking place 3rd – 7th October, 2022
We need your feedback to report on how soaring inflation and the cost of living crisis is affecting your VCSE Calling VCSE organisations across Suffolk, we need your views… There is little doubt that the current cost of living crisis is … Read Article about How is the cost of living crisis affecting your organisation?
Community Action Suffolk focused on Employer Supported Volunteering with its Work of Heart Campaign between the 9th to 13th May 2022. Many businesses have an ESV/CSR policy, yet only a small number of employees take up volunteering days and our plan … Read Article about Why Employer Supported Volunteering is a Work of Heart
Anita Abram, System Liaison Officer in CYP and UNISON rep, uses her two days paid volunteering leave from Suffolk County Council to support a charity dedicated to teaching and preserving fine art printing by volunteering as a trustee. The Curwen … Read Article about Suffolk County Council’s staff member uses Employer Supported Volunteering time as a trustee
Volunteering Pathways programme launched to help kickstart careers through volunteering A new Volunteering Pathways Project has just been launched to help unemployed over 18s in East Suffolk. The scheme to help people access new job opportunities … Read Article about Volunteering Pathways Project launched
Community Action Suffolk is asking people to tackle the shortage of volunteers in Suffolk caused by the pandemic by making a New Year’s Resolution to give their time. The charity is currently … Read Article about Make volunteering your New Year’s resolution!
Community buildings across the county will be challenged to do something different as part of Village Halls Week 2022 and make a pledge on social media. Community Action Suffolk will be raising awareness of the contribution village halls make to … Read Article about Suffolk Village Halls Must Innovate For The Future
No-one should be shut out from help. And for those of us working in the voluntary, community or social enterprise sector in particular, it’s vital that our work is accessible to all. But it can be hard to know where to start. How do you make sure … Read Article about 10 Ways to Make Your Comms More Accessible
The independent charity, Carers Voice Norfolk and Waveney, have co-produced a survey with carers as part of their work on the All Age Carers Strategy. This will be used to improve services and ensure carers receive the support they want and … Read Article about Improving services for carers
Lessons from Meerkats Hello and welcome to ‘Learnable’. This is my first monthly blog for CAS and I am really excited to do this. There is always something we can learn. Often we can learn from the most unlikely things, if we take the time to … Read Article about ‘Learnable’: A new blog by Jacqui Wilkinson, Training, Safeguarding and Quality Standards Development Officer
Exciting news! To offer your community organisation opportunities to access free funding, we have partnered with easyfundraising. easyfundraising is a fundraising platform that turns online shopping into free donations for your charity, … Read Article about Free funding for your organisation
Over £100,000 has been agreed for innovative new project which supports young people in rural areas of East Suffolk. Last night, East Suffolk Council’s cabinet agreed to allocate £101,650 for a two-year pilot project which aims to support young … Read Article about Funding boost for innovative new youth project
New Ipswich BMX Track Opens! The grand opening of the new Ipswich BMX track in Landseer park took place on Saturday 11th September surrounded by a huge buzz of excitement and a flurry of BMXers testing out the new track. The project was led by … Read Article about New Ipswich BMX Track Opens!
Just imagine for a moment that the army of volunteers who came forward in the height of the pandemic, had not in fact done so. Imagine there had been no volunteers to ‘muck in’, to ‘pitch up’, and to take on the shopping trips, the house visits, … Read Article about Chris On Volunteers: Valued Then, And Just As Valuable Now