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Saving water and the environment with a smart water meter

Norwich is the focus of a campaign to encourage consumers to use less water, to help protect the environment as well as save on water bills.

CANConnect - Combating social isolation and loneliness in Breckland and North Norfolk

CAN is working in partnership with Future Projects in combating social isolation in the Breckland and North Norfolk districts of the county.  We'd be grateful if those reading this and living or working in Breckland or North Norfolk could share this information - especially to anyone you know who may be interested in volunteering. Thank you.

Ensuring good safeguarding governance

Safeguarding should be a key governance priority for all charities

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.

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