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Referrers' Network Meetings

As part of our advocacy efforts for the Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector in 2022, we identified a need for Referrers to voice their concerns and share professional insights. To address this gap, we initiated Referrers' Network Meetings quarterly in Breckland and North Norfolk.

Norfolk Small Charities Showcase 2024

Norfolk's small charities are the lifeline for many in our communities, that's why at the Kearns Foundation are responding to a need to celebrate and support them with the 2nd Norfolk Small Charities Showcase taking place in Norwich on 22nd June

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.

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.

Charity Commission and Electoral Commission chairs share advice for charities engaging in public debate

The Charity Commission and Electoral Commission chairs have shared their advice on charities engaging in public debate.

Village Halls Small Grants Fund

The Village Halls Small Grants Fund provides grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 to help make improvements to rural community buildings in England. 

Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill Consultation

The Home Office is consulting on the requirements imposed on standard tier premises under the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill.

Trustee Vacancy

As a Trustee of Community Action Norfolk you will be joining a team that is at the heart of our communities providing support and strategic direction.

Our Wishlist

In alignment with our Pay it Forward campaign, we have created a wishlist encompassing several essential items that will significantly contribute to the upkeep of our office.

The Power of Appeal Letters

In the age of digital communication, the humble appeal letter stands as a timeless and powerful tool for charitable organisations seeking support from their local communities.


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