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Engaging with older people living with cancer in Norfolk and Waveney

CAN was commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support to find out what support and information is available for people aged 60+ and their carers and families in Norfolk and Waveney’s rural communities.

A busy world can be the loneliest place

A busy world can be the loneliest place. And in a county of nearly 860,000 residents across 2,000 square miles it’s an everyday scenario for many people.

Enabling Communities - What you can do

The government’s ‘Big Society’ concept has led to a radical re-evaluation of how local authorities deliver services. The aim is for a balance of power between citizen and state. At local level it’s very much about enabling and encouraging communities to take a greater active part in deciding upon and delivering local services.

VCSE Business Models and Managing the Money

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

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.

Resources: Helping you get on-line

Getting digitally connected means more than getting the infrastructure right. You need the equipment to access it and the knowledge to make use of it. 

A Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector

Governance is high on the agenda. Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations driven by altruistic values and working for public benefit are increasingly expected to demonstrate how well they are governed.

Improving financial sustainabilty for small and medium charities

The Lloyds Bank Foundation has published a document, Facing Forward, providing information about ten changes in politics, economics, society and technology

Volunteers Week article: GNS – a community volunteering case study

Volunteers Week runs from Thurs 1st to Weds 7th June.  To support and celebrate organisations who work with volunteers we will be sharing an article for each day of the event.


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