We offer expert 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 Quality Framework is designed with flexibility in mind so you can choose the level of support and resources that are right for you. It has three options to choose from. Each section acts as a stand-alone resource, however, they are also designed to allow you to progress from one to another. You could start with the HealthCheck which is a self assessment and realise that you would benefit from the examples policies and procedures contained within the HealthCheck Plus and upgrade to that. After that you may decide that you are ready and want to complete the CAS Quality Standard.
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.
We have a wide ranging knowledge and experience of delivering safeguarding training and providing policy and procedural guidance
CAS Quality Framework
The CAS Quality Framework has three options to choose from to help your organisation grow stronger. Choose the level of support and resources that are right for you.
Human Resources Services
We offer a flexible, tailored HR solution for your organisation through CBR Business Solutions.
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.