Specialist business support

At Community Action Suffolk, we are committed to supporting VCSE sector organisations through their entire business journey.  To do this, we offer information and guidance on all aspects of Economy and Enterprise for the VCSE sector in Suffolk, including:

  • Governance & structure
  • Funding strategies and planning
  • Asset transfers
  • Company registration
  • Community pubs/shops
  • Business planning
  • Impact measurement
  • Investment readiness

In addition, our specialist VCSE sector Economy and Enterprise Network is open to all and keeps you up to date on the latest information applicable to the VCSE sector and also European Funding.

New Business Support Officer appointed

CAS recently appointed Sabrina Ward as its new Business Support Officer (August 2017):

“It is exciting for me to get back into helping organisations face to face, as I was a Business Adviser for Business Link and spent much of my time helping businesses with tasks such as Business Planning, diagnosing issues and signposting external support.

Since Business Link ended I have been working for Suffolk Constabulary in the Criminal Justice department. It’s great for me now to get back to supporting organisations, as this is what I love to do.

If you are looking to grow your organisation, want support to make changes or underpin organic growth, then please do get in touch for an informal chat.”


Training

Training is also available for your organisation throughout the year to help your organisation grow and progress. CAS’s programme of training courses is available here, however, we can design and deliver bespoke training workshops for your organisation according to your needs, so please do contact us if you can’t find something suitable for your organisation.

Specialist Business Support

In addition to the above, we offer specialist business support for individual organisations tailored to your needs. Download details of our Specialist Business Support offer.

European Funding

The release of new European Funding 2014-20 is fast approaching. CAS has been involved in negotiations on behalf of the VCSE sector in Suffolk since the beginning and can help your organisation with future funding releases. We offer individual organisation guidance and information in conjunction with useful awareness raising and practical events across the year.

CAS has been awarded funding through the Big Lottery, to coordinate their European Social Fund ‘opt-in’ activity in Suffolk and support the sector.

Archive news

23 June 2016: European Social Fund in New Anglia update
13 January 2016: 15 VCS organisations embark on social impact measurement programme
21 December 2015: Survey: What business support and advice do you need in 2016?
16 October 2015: 15 Suffolk organisations needed for Social Impact pilot project

Read more Economy and Enterprise news here…

Useful resources

VCSE strengthchecker Is your organisation funding-ready?

Contact

Sabrina Ward, Business Support Officer
sabrina.ward@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk
07884 563373