SMALL CHARITY WEEK: 15 – 20 June
RAISING THE PROFILE OF SUFFOLK’S VOLUNTARY SECTOR
Once again Community Action Suffolk celebrated Small Charity Week which took place last week (15th to 20th June).
This year was a little different! … Our campaign continued albeit remotely, virtually and online to help celebrate the essential services and support you continue to offer your communities.
Through the wonders of the Twittersphere & Facebook we sung your praises to firmly put the voluntary sector of Suffolk on the Uk map and received recognition from many of our sector’s National influencers which further reinforced that your work doesn’t go un-noticed and why you are #NeverMoreNeeded.
Our Campaign pulled together a whole host of support services throughout the week – Updated information is found below:
‘Facebook Live’ with Sabrina Ward our Business Support Officer, every Tuesday at 11am. Go to Facebook/communityactionsuffolk to join in.
Key advice and guidance to help you decide what steps your organisation should take in response to the COVID-19 outbreak are on our webpages.
The Community Action Suffolk Health Check remains 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’. Take the Health Check now.
If you are a newly formed group who have responded to the current crisis and are involving volunteers a suite of resources is available or you may wish to take part in our one to one surgeries or Let’s Talk Community Volunteering network sessions, book your place today.
A bespoke support service to inspire financially successful and resilient organisations by ensuring that they have a realistic plan for the future: book a bespoke online funding surgery
Launched in Small Charities Week, but still available to listen to Podcasts on Bid Writing- Funding & Development Support from Suffolk County Council & Community Action Suffolk. Suffolk County Council have provided a series of short podcasts where you can hear expert advice on developing funding applications. These include what you need to be ‘funding ready’ with handy tips & hints, do’s and don’ts, what to avoid and most importantly how the External Funding Team at Suffolk County Council and the Financial Sustainability Officer at Community Action Suffolk can help you at this time. Whether it be sourcing all important funds, attending a remote 1-1 Funding & Development Surgery, assistance with developing a potential bid, crowdfunding support or simply acting as a ‘critical friend’ on applications prior to submission we are here to help.
CAS Virtual Learning will be phased in this Summer with a myriad of opportunities including the ever popular ‘Strengthening your organisation through successful funding’ For more information on our live and interactive learning opportunities take a look here: https://www.communityactionsuffolk.org.uk/training/
Remember to check out the Funding4Suffolk Portal to source all important funds https://www.idoxopen4community.co.uk/suffolk and to source support available.
For all C-19 Emergency Funding a regularly updated list of grants and funding which is available to organisations within Suffolk can be found here: https://www.communityactionsuffolk.org.uk/organisation-support/sustainability-and-funding-advice/coronavirus-funding-and-sustainability/