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Community Organisations of all kinds play a vital role in maintaining the healthy and vibrant communities we all want to live in.  We can help your organisation to develop, thrive and to grow whatever its size or location.  We offer a wide range of help, advice and support backed up with many years of experience and expertise.

We can provide advice and support in the key areas critical to your success. This includes:

  • Identifying Needs – Helping you engage with your community effectively as well as using data to understand their needs.
  • Operations - Support you to run your day to day activities well by helping you develop the systems, processes and policies that mean your organisation operates efficiently, safely and legally.
  • Governance - Helping you to manage your organisation well, understand its legal purpose, structure, rules and enable you to make decisions effectively
  • Planning and Project Development - Support for you to plan effectively, so that you can budget and schedule projects, identify the best options for delivery and relate these to the needs of your community
  • Funding and Resources – Help you to access the income you need and use this efficiently, maximising the use of your assets and minimising your expenditure
  • Skills and Knowledge – Support the people involved in your organisation to understand their roles and develop the skills and knowledge they need through training and support.
  • Engagement – Help you to involve the people you need either as volunteers or participants in your organisations services and activities.
  • Partnership – Support you to develop relationships with other organisations to enable co-operation and effective partnerships.
  • Strategic Planning – Help you develop your vision for the future and know where you want to get your organisation to.

Be part of a wider community and gain access to additional services and resources and regular information updates by becoming a member of Community Action Norfolk. 

Case Study

The Appleseed care farm has been set up in Wymondham to offer people with mental health and social care needs, suffering with anxiety and depression, job seekers, ex-offenders and those living in sheltered housing a chance to boost their health, happiness and well-being. Norfolk RCC helped with funding research and advice after the project almost stalled  at an early stage.

Greg Sadler from Appleseed explains “We knew which organisations we wanted to approach with funding applications but we were getting nowhere. South Norfolk Councillor Neil Ward put us in touch with Norfolk RCC and their input was invaluable in helping us frame our applications and presentations in a way that got us noticed. Without a doubt, the funding wouldn’t have happened without the RCC’s support.”