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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.

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!

Food and Beverage Buggies are FABB!

There are many community-based projects that have sprung up to help vulnerable people across Norfolk during the COVID pandemic. Others were already well-established and have proved their worth before and during these difficult times. CAN has been working with many such groups, and we are pleased to be working with FABB.

Cruse - supporting people coping with bereavement during COVID-19

Here at CAN we work with a wide variety of VCSE organisations, and during the COVID-19 pandemic have been busy gathering sector data on the impact on capacity to deliver. You can read more about that here

Know your trustees: Custodian Trustees

Many charities, keen to resume their activities and functions as effectively as possible, are planning ahead for cautious resumption of service delivery as the Coronavirus lockdown eases.  Here at CAN we are receiving a steady stream of enquiries from trustees for whom the situation has prompted some uncertainty about their precise roles as trustees. ‘Trustee’ is often seen as a generic word – but It’s not.

Mental Health Awareness training for NHS Link Workers

We have a full house for our Mental Health Awareness course on 21st, 27th and 29th July. The three half-day Zoom-based workshops will deliver the equivalent of Mental Health First Aid England’s course but very much with a localised focus.

Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and COVID-19 – can we postpone?

The short answer is, yes, you can postpone your AGM in the present circumstances. The government and Charity Commission recognise this and offer precise advice on how to go about postponing or cancelling AGMs and other critical meetings.

Rural Housing Week and Community-Led Housing

Affordable housing is at the heart of helping rural communities thrive and survive.  In this, Rural Housing Week, we are looking at why affordable housing is needed and why it’s important for residents to be involved.

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