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European Social Fund Community Grants – Round 3

European Social Fund Round 3. (closing date for applications 1 September 2014). . Applications for the final round of funding are now invited.  Jackie Bruder, ESF Grants Manager, will be available to explain the process and advise on how to make an application.  Projects are to run up until 30 April 2015 and grants of up to £15,000 are available to fund small organisations that have been in receipt of less than a total of £300,000 over the last... [Read More...]

First Funding Fair a great success

Over 70 people attended our first Funding Fair on Tuesday 1 July. Representatives from village halls and small charities dropped into Astolat to talk to the exhibitors who included the Big Lottery and the Community Foundation for Surrey.  Surrey Community Action's new Fundraising Officer, Eleanor Swann talked to visitors about fundraising strategies, while Information Manager Kate Waller discussed the importance of data to support fundraising bids.. . Surrey Community Action plans to hold another Funding Fair next year. To register... [Read More...]

Surrey’s rural housing crisis hits hardest on younger people

As the Bank of England considers whether to increase interest rates to quell the housing market, figures from the National Housing Federation show that the number of people  aged 30-44 has dropped by 8% in rural areas of Surrey with the number of people aged 65 and over rising 61% faster than in urban areas because of rising house prices.. Rural Housing Week (30 June – 6 July) aims to raise awareness of the impact of the housing crisis in... [Read More...]

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I am me event

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