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Community-led housing - how will it help?

Community Action Norfolk has worked hard to support affordable housing solutions for many years, supporting charities with land and property, promoting the development of Community Land Trusts and providing support to organisations looking to support their communities. 

Reputation and Risk - protecting your organisation

Voluntary sector activity is based upon trustworthiness, reliability, integrity and goodwill, and the value of a strong reputation should not be underestimated. Your public image influences partnership and contract prospects, campaigning, donation levels and the ability to attract volunteers.  Charities need to be aware that almost every activity carries reputational risk.

Charities and tax - what do you need to know?

It’s important to be aware of financial obligations that draw upon hard-earned income – but there are also benefits to be had. As a charity you can get certain tax reliefs 

In case of emergency – Community Resilience Plans

Much of Norfolk is low-lying land, not much higher or even lower than surrounding water levels.  Even though the county has some of the lowest rainfall in Britain, 42,500 homes in Norfolk are estimated to be at risk from flooding.  And we know that coastal erosion threatens the very existence of some homes.  How resilient is your community to these threats and others?

The importance of community transport

For many people, community transport is their only means of getting to and from a medical appointment. It plays an important part in tackling social isolation, maintaining well-being and enabling people to access health services.
 

VCSE Business Models and Managing the Money

A business model is a generalised notion of the core aspects of how an organisation works. 

Insurance - Do you need it?

There are over 9,000 community venues recognised as charities in England and Wales, with a combined annual income of around £0.25 billion. They are important hubs of community activity and events and need to be protected against the unexpected. 

Sport for Change - Lakenham and Tuckswood Energise project

This presentation was given by Community Development Officer, Lucinda Leonard, at our AGM (Annual General Meeting) on Weds 12th July.

Helping your community enterprise to survive and thrive

A community enterprise is a sustainable business that meets a need in a community by relying on people buying what you’re selling – whether that’s products or services. The things you sell, or the activities required of you, to create your products and services, or both, will help you meet that need.

The four "C"s of the voluntary sector: community, commissioned, commissioning and campaigning

There is no escaping the huge diversity in the voluntary and community sector. We’ve found it’s helpful to start using four labels to describe the different nature of parts of the sector. We call these the four Cs.

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