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Helping elderly people in Surrey during the heatwave

Do you work with or support elderly people in Surrey? St Peter's Hospital is experiencing high demand on its services as staff help elderly people suffering from the effects of heat and dehydration.. . The Government has published a heatwave plan with useful advice for people supporting or working with elderly people.. . https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/heatwave-plan-for-england. . Top tips for keeping cool are:. . Stay out of the heat:. • Keep out of the sun between 11... [Read More...]

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...]

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Living and Ageing Well in Surrey Awards

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FREE training for charities

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"North West Early Help Partnership" - morning conference

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