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What the pandemic did to rural charities

ACRE (Action in Communities in Rural England) have published their report into the impact of the pandemic on rural voluntary, community, and social enterprise organisations.  The report highlights the fine balance between the increase of demand on the sector and the increase in pressure on organisations’ financial sustainability.  To read the report please click the button below.  To read about the impact on Norfolk’s VCSE sector, please click here


Get Ready for Volunteers Week

We think we cannot thank volunteers enough.  They are the mainstay of our organisations from carrying out our vital work to being Trustees on our Boards.  Volunteers Week runs from Tues 1st June to Mon 7th June and is the perfect opportunity for us to show off all that our volunteers do in Norfolk.  The teams at Community Action Norfolk and Voluntary Norfolk are joining forces to create resources for you to help thank your volunteers and encourage new ones.  We’ll be sharing the resources soon, watch this space!


Support for those facing unemployment

The pandemic has seen an increase in the number of people working reduced hours or facing redundancy.  Support is available nationally and locally, whether you work with people who might be facing these challenges, or you are having to down-scale your workforce. For more information about some of the resources and services available, please click the button below.  If you have a service that you would like added to this list, please contact us by emailing


New Covid-19 fundraising guidance

New fundraising guidance has been published to help groups plan their activities as lockdown eases.  For more information, please click the button below. 

Volunteering during Coronavirus guide

Revised guidance on how to volunteer safely has been published, including:

  • how restrictions affect volunteering

  • travelling safely as a volunteer

  • volunteering safely with other people

  • finding volunteering opportunities with organisations and groups

  • helping others ‘informally’ in your local area

  • accessing testing and vaccinations

For more information, please click the button below. 

Resources for Trustees

The Charity Commission have launched a series of five-minute guides aimed at helping Trustees to refresh their knowledge to best meet their duties in this time. For more information, please click the button below. 

Consultation and Engagement

Have you attended an Emergency Department since 1st December 2020?

The “Think 111 First” campaign launched on 1st December 2020 and aimed to encourage people to contact 111 before attending an Emergency Department.  Feedback is sought from anyone who attended an Emergency Department from 1st December, to see how successful the campaign was.  For more information, please click the button below. 

Neighbourhood Development Plans

The following Neighbourhood Development Plans are open for comment:

  • Terrington St John.  The deadline for comment is Tues 18th May.  For more information, please click here.

  • Hunstanton.  The deadline for comments is Tues 25th May.  For more information, please click here

  • Heacham.  The deadline for comments is Tues 1st June.  For more information, please click here.

Join the new Voluntary Norfolk Network!

Voluntary Norfolk are proud and excited to launch a new free network programme for all local charities, community groups and social enterprises working in Norfolk, which will replace the old Voluntary Norfolk/Momentum membership scheme.  The Voluntary Norfolk Network will be a platform for groups to share ideas, skills and resources; receive information and updates about the sector and invitations to join networking events and training workshops. Being part of the network will strengthen an organisation’s relationships with other VCSE organisations, will help the development of partnerships and enable more effective collaboration between peers.   Find out more by clicking the button below, or Join the Network now using their online form.


A brand-new way to have your say about health and social care

A new interactive platform to improve public participation in NHS and social care services has been launched by Healthwatch Norfolk.  Three main conversation topics: COVID-19 vaccinations, dentistry, and mental health services, have been opened to begin with, but Healthwatch Norfolk promise more will be added in the coming months.  People can join “conversations” on the new site and can share their experiences through virtual discussion rooms, interactive maps, or take part in quick polls.  For more information, please click the button below. 


Voluntary Norfolk 
St Clements House,
2-16 Colegate, Norwich, NR3 1BQ

T: 01603 614474


Registered Charity 1112017

Working Together is a partnership project between Momentum (Norfolk), Community Action Norfolk & Voluntary Norfolk.

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