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Buy your heating oil from ThinkingFuel – with prices at a 4-year low!

Now’s the time to buy your heating oil.  Prices are at a four-year low and you can get a really good price from CAN's community oil buying scheme ThinkingFuel.

Changing your energy provider with Big Switch and Save

The COVID-19 lockdown means many of us are at home for most of the day.  We’re using more gas and electricity. And that means, ultimately, higher energy bills.  There’s never been a better time to think about changing energy provider and, after thinking about it, actually doing it.

Good Neigbour Schemes at the forefront of community response

CAN’s long-standing network of Good Neighbour Schemes across Norfolk was well-placed to mobilise its members to respond quickly to local need = and the past few weeks have seen the Schemes welcome many new volunteers join in response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Charity Commission update on services and operational status

The Charity Commission is offering guidance on running your charity during the Coronavirus pandemic, with useful information about meetings, postponing AGMs, using reserves and keeping people safe. 

PPE for Norfolk's Frontline Organisations

A new system has been put in place for frontline charities and organisations to access PPE (Personal protective Equipment) should their supplies run critically short.

How helpful is the Chancellor's Charity Support Package to rural communities?

CAN is an member of the national ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) network.  ACRE is very active at national level in helping formulate government strategies for supporting community groups. Right now ACRE is working with other national charities to help Government get to grips with the impact of Covid-19 on rural people and community organisations throughout England.

National Village and Community Hall survey - deadline extended to 30th April

Norfolk’s hundreds of village halls and community venues are often at the heart of local life and, at this difficult time, it’s more important than ever that their value is realised. The National Village and Community Hall Survey deadline has been extended to 30th April to allow everyone to participate.

How is Norfolk’s VCSE sector managing the COVID-19 scenario?

We would appreciate your help in completing two key surveys, one or both of which may be relevant to your work scenario:

One survey helps us assess how the county’s voluntary, community and social enetrprise groups and organsiations are coping. The other is aimed specifically at community buildings and village halls.

Advice for informal voluntary groups to help protect volunteers and public

This information is designed for informal voluntary groups, to help them maintain the safety of the volunteers they are managing during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as those they are trying to help.

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