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Business Support

Here at CAS, we are dedicated to helping the VCSE sector in Suffolk with whatever you need to stay safe, secure and digitally able through our range of ‘Business Services’.   

Whenever possible we provide these services free of charge, however, there are some services for which payment is unavoidable to ensure you get the best possible service and/or product. Our job at CAS is to make sure when you have to pay, you pay wisely and as minimally as possible! 

OneSuffolk

OneSuffolk is a pioneering service that was developed in 2003 by a partnership of all the local authorities in Suffolk and the Police. Its aim is to provide support to the people of Suffolk by enabling parish councils, community and voluntary organisations to communicate information about their particular service or geographical area through a “free” website with a small annual hosting charge.

Please click here for further information

Meeting Rooms & Office Hire

Our professional meeting rooms and office spaces are the ideal place to host your meetings and training sessions. With a vast range of shapes and sizes across our buildings in Ipswich and Lowestoft, we endeavour to accommodate your needs with a friendly and professional service. 

If you need an office base, we have rooms available in serviced buildings. We also provide a virtual tenancy service for mobile or home workers at our buildings in Ipswich and Lowestoft. 

To find out more, click on our Meeting Rooms and Hire Page

DBS at CAS Ltd

DBS at CAS is a trading subsidiary of Community Action Suffolk (CAS) and provides a quick and efficient solution to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checking.

DBS at CAS has been a registered umbrella body with the DBS since 2002 and provides a range of options to suit your needs when it comes to DBS checking. Our experienced staff will guide you through the process with the minimum of delay and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

To find out more, please click here

Business Services at CAS Ltd 

Insurance 

Business Services at CAS Ltd is a subsidiary of Community Action Suffolk a charity who support the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE).  We have been managing Village Hall and Parish Council insurance schemes for over 20 years.  Consequently, the friendly and experienced team have an excellent understanding of the issues faced by trustees, committees, clerks and councilors.  

Village Hall, Community Building and Playing Field Committee Insurance  

The Village Halls Plus Group scheme offers a specialist policy with great prices, developed to protect community facilities and the people responsible for them.

For more information, please click here

Parish Council Insurance  

Parish Protect offers a specialist policy with great prices, developed to protect Parish Councils and the assets they are responsible for.  

For more information, please click here

Insurance for small charities & community groups

Community Action Suffolk works with PolicyBee to provide sensible, low-cost insurance packages for small charities and community groups, online, in minutes. 

For more information, please click here

IT Services at CAS Ltd

To meet all your digital needs, we offer a comprehensive suite of IT products, including IT Support, Website Design, Website Hosting, Broadband, Email and Cloud Services. Operating for over 15 years, IT Services at CAS has a rich history of supporting not only the community and voluntary sector but also social enterprises and small businesses and indeed many of the products within our portfolio have been designed and priced with these sectors in mind. It’s this experience and understanding and locally based IT Helpdesk which provides the foundation of what IT Services at CAS can offer. 

Please go to https://www.suffolkonline.net for more information and examples of our work. 

Community Oil Buying & Bulk LPG

The Suffolk and Cambridgeshire community oil buying scheme in partnership with AF Affinity can help you reduce the high cost of your heating oil by bringing Suffolk and Cambridgeshire communities together and buying together. 

Not only can the scheme lower costs and reduce heavy tanker traffic through the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire countryside and on rural roads, but also provide high quality customer service to members online and by telephone. 

To join, please click here for this service, where you can find full details and start saving money! 

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