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Without affordable housing, rural communities are at risk of becoming lifeless, dormitory settlements

Our partners at ACRE have shared this press release (below) about growing concerns over the lack of new housing in rural communities – and it makes for interesting reading.  Community Action Norfolk, is a member of Eastern Community Homes – which provides a one stop shop for anyone considering community-led housing in the East of England.  Community Led Housing Advisor and Acting CEO of CAN, Rik Martin says:

Easyfundraising - A tool to help you generate funds

As part of our commitment to provide funding advice and support to voluntary groups and charities in our region, we are working in collaboration with fundraising website easyfundraising to help your organisation generate additional income.

Shared Ambition Initiative – Feedback sought on documents to support more effective working between the VCSE and public sector

The Shared Ambition initiative is aimed at developing more effective working relations between the VCSE and public sector, particularly the NHS. Started in August 2020 the initiative is linked with the development of a VCSE Assembly for Norfolk and Waveney. The process to date through a series of workshops and engagement exercises has developed a Principles and Behaviours document and Plan document as well as a general report as the outputs of its first phase of delivery. These are provided in draft for wider input feedback from across the sectors.  

Volunteers Week (1st to 7th June) resources

The 1st to 7th June is national Volunteers Week, with many organisations, such as the  NCVO championing everything that is brilliant about volunteers. 

The Desert Rats Association - finding funding for commemoration

The Desert Rats Association is raising money to build a new memorial to the men and women who have served in the division from 1940 to the modern day. To do that they needed funding, and lead fundraiser Beverley Cooper - a campaigner and fundraiser of many years’ experience and standing -turned to CAN for further advice and direction. 

Charities and community organisations – closing down vs other options: Part 2 - Ashwellthorpe

This is Part 2 of last week's article about other options when Charities and Community Organisations might be considering closing down.  You can read Part 1 here.

Peer support for charity and social enterprise leaders

IVAR (Institute for Voluntary Action Research) is running 90-minute drop-in peer support sessions for groups of 10 charity leaders every week throughout September.

Hethersett Hall - activities for residents during lockdown

Life has been exceptionally difficult for residents of care homes over the past year, with COVID-19 making visits from friends and family impossible. Only recently have we seen restrictions lifting enough such that visitors can once again be welcomed in. 

Join Our Team - Communications Officer Vacancy

We are looking for a Communications Officer to join our team.

Community Action Norfolk Chief Executive Officer to step down

Jon led CAN through its first very successful six years, substantial Covid response work, and has been a significant figure in the local voluntary and community sector over the last 15 years. 

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