The Empowering Communities partners are passionate about supporting and enabling the VCSE sector to thrive. Collectively we bring together a broad range of expertise and experience of working with VCSE groups and communities. We are committed as partners to working to our strengths and seek to work collaboratively both as a partnership and with the VCSE sector, communities and statutory partners. We recognise that the EC programme will need to develop over time as it responds to changing VCSE needs and new opportunities, and will seek to bring in new partners where needed.

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Voluntary Norfolk

Voluntary Norfolk delivers infrastructure support to a wide network of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations across the county. Their Momentum service supports groups and organisations working with children, young people, and families.

Community Action Norwich

Community Action Norfolk

CAN provides support and advice to voluntary, community, and social enterprise groups in Norfolk. They coordinate training provision, share information, news and resources across the sector, and oversee the Norfolk Sector’s Leaders Network.

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Norfolk Community Foundation

Norfolk Community Foundation provides funding and support to local charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises, helping them to continue and grow.

Norfolk Community Advice Network

Norfolk Community Advice Network

NCAN is a partnership of advice charities, facilitating meetings with expert speakers about social issues and sharing referral data to better understand emerging needs and demand.

Fuse Norwich

FUSE Norwich

FUSE Norwich leads Norwich’s Social Enterprise Place activity and helps to stimulate social enterprise and raise awareness of social enterprises in the city.