Community Buying as CAS


 About Community Action Suffolk


Community Action Suffolk was formed in April 2013, when Suffolk ACRE (who started the community buying scheme) along with 9 other local voluntary and community sector support organisations merged together, to create a single charity and company. The services you have enjoyed in the past are still provided in the same manner as before. Community Action Suffolk’s website can be found at We hope that you will find everything you need there, but if you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact us and we will do our best to help.

Telephone 01473 345400 or email

Here are just some of the services Community Action Suffolk currently provides:

  • Advice and support for all groups
  • Funding Advice
  • Parish Plans and Community Led Planning
  • Affordable Local Housing
  • Good Neighbour Schemes
  • Village Halls, Community Buildings advice
  • Community Facilities advice
  • IT support services
  • Membership
  • Representation of the Voluntary
    and Community Sector in Suffolk
  • Social Enterprise Support
  • Insurance services
  • Talent Match
  • North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
  • Meeting and Training Rooms
  • Managed Office Space
  • Training Courses
  • Volunteering Support
  • Childrens and Young People’s Workforce support
  • Safeguarding
  • DBS Checking Service
  • Suffolk Congress support