We offer expert advice, support and guidance to Suffolk’s Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector.
Whether you are looking for information on how to get started or how to grow we can help. We provide advice and support on setting up, managing and developing your organisation. We can work with you on a 1:1 basis, or get you linked in with local training and events.
Our advice includes getting you fit for funding, forward planning and good governance and our Village Halls and Community Buildings Specialist Officer provides expert advice on all matters to do with the operation and management of community buildings.
The Community Action Suffolk Healthcheck is available as an online tool for Trustees and staff to assess the internal processes of their organisation. It will help to determine whether the correct policies and procedures in place, whilst adhering to ‘Best Practice’. This is a FREE tool which is easy to use, and which will highlight areas of development for your organisation, to ensure that you are operating as effectively as possible.
How we can help
Sustainability and Funding Advice
All organisations need money. Are you ready to apply for funding? Why do you need it?
Governance and Organisation Development
We offer advice and support for your internal processes and policies.
Village Halls and Community Buildings
We offer an advice and support service specifically tailored to village halls and community buildings
Training and Development Support
We deliver wide ranging training relating to the charity, voluntary sectors & social enterprise world.
Human Resources Services
We offer a flexible, tailored HR solution for your organisation through CBR Business Solutions.
We have a wide ranging knowledge and experience of delivering safeguarding training and providing policy and procedural guidance
Find out how we help community businesses.
Find out about Social Value.
Suffolk ProHelp is a countywide network of businesses which provides professional and strategic support free of charge to voluntary organisations.
Specialist Business Support
Support with planning, fundraising, marketing, and finance.
Supporting Social Investment in Suffolk
Who Social Investment is for and how it can help.
Network Member Vacancies
Click here for job opportunities and vacancies across the VCSE Sector. Roles are also shared in our fortnightly network members e-newsletter.
CAS Quality Standard
The CAS Quality Standard is an award which your organisation can achieve to demonstrate its effectiveness and efficiency
The Community Action Suffolk Healthcheck is an online tool for Trustees and staff to assess the internal processes of their organisation
Suffolk Community Restart
A countywide project supporting the VCSE sector to open up for business.
Partnerships for Purpose
An initiative enabling sectors to collaborate to tackle important social issues and create a better society.