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ThinkingFuel – community oil buying in a time of uncertainty

Here at CAN we deliver a wide and varied range of support for communities across the county. One particular activity is ThinkingFuel, our well-established community heating oil buying scheme. And we'd like to ask your help in raising awareness of it as a benefit in rural, off-gas communities.

Communities vs Coronavirus: the big impact of Good Neighbour and Mutual Aid schemes

A report from the New Local Government Network (NLGN)  states that a huge proportion of vulnerable people needing help during the pandemic has been directly supported by the proliferation of thousands of the spontaneous, voluntary Mutual Aid groups that have emerged. 

 

Leeway - protecting the vulnerable during lockdown and beyond

CAN’s research into the state of the VCSE sector across Norfolk during the COVID-19 pandemic has been building a comprehensive analysis of information needed for future sector planning. It also reflects the resilience which many charities and voluntary organisations have shown in adapting to delivering their services at this time. Leeway, operating across all of Norfolk and part of Suffolk, is one such.

Paston Footprints - communities in the past and the present

All of Norfolk’s communities, rural or urban, share a common characteristic. They have histories.  Community Action Norfolk was asked to support the project in recognition of our skills and experience in working with community groups in developing local projects.

Know your Trustees – Managing Trustees

We regularly receive enquiries from people who are uncertain about their roles and responsibilities as trustees. This is the fourth and final article in our series explaining the lines of demarcation between the roles of the different types of trustee, explaining what they are and are not empowered to do.  

Sunflowers in Sprowston - supporting the community during COVID-19 and beyond

We are regularly reporting on the wonderful achievements of Good Neighbour Schemes and community support groups – many of which have been born in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  CAN’s Development Officers have been advising and supporting many of these enterprises.  Such a group is Sprowston Supporting Our Community Together, which has joined our Good Neighbour Scheme network. Their chosen title describes exactly what they do.

Know your Trustees - Holding Trustees

We receive a steady stream of enquiries from people expressing uncertainty about their roles and responsibilities as trustees. This is the third in our series of articles explaining the lines of demarcation are between what trustees are and are not empowered to do. 

Norfolk VCSE and the Future

This document is part of a series of papers looking at the role of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Norfolk over the Covid-19 period, the impact of the pandemic on the VCSE sector and our beneficiaries and initial thinking about future direction and strategy.

You may also like to read the Norfolk VCSE Covid-19 Intelligence - Snapshot Report to understand some of the key issues effecting the VCSE sector.

Rik's a Community Led Homes Accredited Adviser!

Rik Martin, our Development Manager, has been awarded status as a Community Led Homes Accredited Adviser, having completed an intensive course of training and study.

Know your trustees – Sole Trustees

We receive a lot of enquiries expressing confusion about the roles and responsibilities of different types of trustee. This is the second in our series of articles defining and explaining them. In this article we’ll be looking at Sole Trustees. It’s going to be complicated, so you might want to make a cup of tea or coffee before reading further!

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