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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Workshop success

A participant who recently attended our grant application workshop is now celebrating a £30,000 grant award from SITA.. . Surrey Community Action's Community Buildings Advisor, Karen Holdsworth-Cannon ran the workshop in October to help community building managers, charities and parish councils to write successful capital grant applications. Karen has also given one to one advice following the workshop.. . Worplesdon Parish Council have been awarded the grant to upgrade a play area in Jacob's Well. The funding will... [Read More...]

PAT testing workshop

Surrey Community Action is hosting a PAT Testing workshop on Tuesday 17 May at Astolat.. . The half-day workshop, which costs £65 (plus VAT) to attend, will help building managers to keep community buildings and charity premises safe.. . It is a requirement by law to ensure that the electrical equipment you supply in your community building is safe.. The IET code of practice recommends visual inspection & PAT testing as a means to take all reasonable steps to ensure the... [Read More...]

North Leatherhead community centre cleans up

Volunteers from North Leatherhead came together on 2 April to help tidy up their local community building and grounds. Supported by Surrey Community Action's Building Adviser, Karen Holdsworth-Cannon who provided health and safety advice and Surrey Fire & Rescue's Green Watch, the big tidy up resulted in one skip of rubbish, another full of metal for recycling and eight trips to the tip!. . Bekki from the community said: "This is about the community reclaiming the building for... [Read More...]