Helping you to help others

We support and strengthen the voluntary, community and faith sectors in Surrey with funding and business advice, advocacy and financial service: we’re here to help you to help others.

We work with many hundreds of people and organisations across Surrey providing services such as payroll administration and community buildings advice and supporting projects such as voluntary car schemes and rural housing provision.

Vitally, with our expertise, we help communities at a grass roots level.  Projects include working with vulnerable groups with challenging needs and behaviours, families in need (housing and benefits support) and assisting the elderly.  You will find a list of our projects here

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Housing Needs Survey - Proposed Affordable Housing Development for Leigh

In July 2014 in conjunction with the Parish Council and Mole Valley District Council, Surrey Community Action conducted a Housing Needs Survey of the parish.  This survey identified that there was a level of need for additional affordable housing in the village.. . Following this the Parish Council and Surrey Community Action's Rural Housing Enabler have been working towards the development of a small scheme for local people.  The landowner of the site in Tapners Road has reached an agreement... [Read More...]

Beyond tomorrow

We'll be revealing the results of our State of the Sector survey at our conference on Wednesday 21 September which takes place between 10.00am and 3.00pm at Leatherhead Leisure Centre.. . Our keynote speaker will be Debra Allcock-Tyler, chief executive of the Directory For Social Change.. . Debra Allcock Tyler has been chief executive of the Directory of Social Change since 2001.. . She is a Trustee of In-Kind Direct, a Patron of the Charity Staff Foundation and... [Read More...]

Average age of volunteers increases as people retire later

Average age of volunteers increases as people retire later. . The rising age of retirement is having a knock on effect on the average age of a volunteer driver, a survey by Surrey Community Action has found.. . Each year Surrey Community Action asks over 90 good neighbour schemes to complete a questionnaire to gauge demand for services across the county. Together these schemes with nearly 5000 volunteers help over 10,000 elderly and vulnerable people who find it difficult to use... [Read More...]