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Coronavirus Funding and Sustainability

Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises (VCSE) may be anxious about finances and funding at this time, as well as worried for individuals. Our resources are here to help and support you.

Funding Available

To help you, we have compiled some of the funds available, along with who is eligible to apply. Click on the sign below to see the latest opportunities.

Funding Surgeries

Enjoy 1 to 1 online 1 hour funding surgery with Louise Fairbrother, Financial Sustainability Officer at Community Action Suffolk. Louise is keen to support organisations not only to be successful in applying for grants, but also to work towards building long and viable futures for their services. 

VCSE organisations set the agenda about their relevant funding issue(s) during these Funding Surgeries. Once you have made your booking to attend a Funding Surgery, email Louise at to let her know, in advance, what you would like to discuss.

The meeting will take place via Zoom.

This surgery is free of charge.

Advice and information

CAS has put together a quick guide to help you consider what you need to do next and start to plan your next steps.

There are also a number of organisations offering advice at this time.

ACRE have confirmed that the ‘Expanded Retail Discount Relief’ announced by the government includes charitable halls and Community Amateur Sports clubs (CASCs), meaning they should receive 100% rate relief this year.