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.
To kickstart the new year, we are offering 30 free health check reviews to support the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) across Suffolk. These 60 minute sessions will take you through the free online health check which is designed specifically for small charities. The online tool will enable trustees and key staff to identify strengths and weaknesses as well as helping you to understand where improvements can be made.
A CAS Advisor will go through the assessment tool during the session and at the end there will be an opportunity to download a copy of the report. The session will help with key areas including Governance, Trustees, Finance and Fundraising, Planning, Marketing, Recruitment and Training and will highlight opportunities to strengthen the organisation.
Health checks are on a first come, first served basis and all the support is free of charge. To book your session, click here.
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
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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.