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Volunteering is alive and well in Suffolk! 

April 12, 2018

  The Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Sarah Barber, presented volunteers with certificates of achievement last night (Mon 9 April) at a special Volunteer Appreciation Event at Gainsborough Community Library. The mayor praised the community’s outstanding achievement in response to a challenge issued by the Gainsborough Community People’s Forum in 2017. Over 3,000 hours were put

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How can volunteering improve your business?

April 12, 2018

Businesses in Suffolk are invited to attend this year’s Suffolk Volunteering Conference on 17 May 2018. “Employer Supported Volunteering” (ESV) is the focus of this year’s conference, organised by Community Action Suffolk and supported by BT. ESV is when employees are given time off to pursue volunteering opportunities during work time. The event will bring

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The magic that happens when local businesses and charities get together! Book your place at the Suffolk Volunteering Conference

April 10, 2018

Suffolk businesses and voluntary organisation’s are invited to attend this year’s Suffolk Volunteering Conference on 17 May 2018 at Adastral Park. “Employer Supported Volunteering” (ESV) is the focus of this year’s conference, organised by Community Action Suffolk and supported by BT. ESV is when employees are given time off to pursue volunteering opportunities during work

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Do voluntary organisations really need a business plan?

April 5, 2018

We believe that effective business planning is key for your organisation’s success. Sabrina Ward, Community Action Suffolk’s Specialist Business Support Officer, will lead an “Introduction to business planning” course on 25 April 2018 to guide you. This workshop will equip you with the immediate information needed to begin the business planning process, understand your organisation’s value

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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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