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Introducing CAN's New Rural Housing Enabler

In an effort to uplift rural areas and assist local communities, the government has initiated the Unleashing Rural Opportunity Strategy. As a part of this strategy, a network of Rural Housing Enablers (RHEs) have been appointed across England where a need to support the provision of rural homes through Rural Exception Sites. The Rural Housing Enablers will be in post until March 2025 to address the critical need for affordable housing in rural England.

Protecting charities from abuse for extremist purposes

The government has issued updated guidance aimed at charities, including those within the Community Transport sector, to effectively manage the risks associated with extremism.

Social Services Support for Over 65s

Are you over 65 or care for someone in that age range? If so, Healthwatch Norfolk is keen to hear from you if you have had recent experience of getting help from social services.

Environment Report for Norfolk.

There are many ways to protect our environment by reducing pollution and waste, protecting natural areas and biodiversity, and enforcing regulations that keep our water and air clean. This report displays data relating to the environment in Norfolk using a series of indicators that illustrate the state of the environment in different areas

Norfolk's Climate Roadmap Unveiled: Advancing Towards a Greener Future

Norfolk's climate policy, which has been born from the successful environment policy which councillors agreed in 2019, was endorsed by Cabinet on 4 March.

Free funding? Now that’s unexpected

Did you know your organisation can receive funding every time your volunteers, employees, or staff shop online? 

Can we bank on the banks? Voluntary sector banking challenges survey

Since 2022, the Civil Society Group and partners have been working to improve bank account services for charities and voluntary organisations across the UK. 

Please complete the survey to help them understand the challenges the sector is facing so that they can advocate on your behalf to the respective charity regulators, government, and the banking sector. 

The deadline for completion is 12pm on Wednesday 15th May 2024.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cyber security; knowledge is power.

AI could make it easier for cyber criminals to increase the sophistication and success of their cyber threats, so it is vital that charities have a good understanding of cybersecurity fundamentals prior to widespread adoption of AI technology. 

Net Zero design guidance published to mark the start of Village Halls Week 2024

Volunteers managing England’s 10,000+ rural community halls are being encouraged to ‘go green’ as part of the nationwide campaign which begins with a focus on what can be done to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings.

Norfolk's 450 village halls encouraged to ‘go green!’

Rural community buildings across the county will be considering how they can save energy and work with groups in their community to contribute to Net Zero this week as part of Village Halls Week.

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