What is Empowering Communities?

The Empowering Communities Partnership is a partnership delivered by five organisations. Voluntary Norfolk (VN) and Community Action Norfolk (CAN) are the core partners. We are also supported by our strategic partners: Norfolk Community Advice Network (NCAN) and FUSE Norwich, and delivery partner Norfolk Community Foundation (NCF).

Our commitment to the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Norfolk is to deliver:

  • a good, easy to access, universal offer of support
  • targeted specialist support in response to VCSE needs

Our aim is to deliver a progressive and impactful programme of support to the VCSE sector across Norfolk. The Empowering Communities partnership brings together different expertise, perspectives and experiences, which will feed into the shaping and planning of the programme.

We are funded by Norfolk County Council and will work collaboratively to bring additional resources into the VCSE sector in Norfolk.