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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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FREE funding fair and workshops

Meet the funders at our Funding Fair on Tuesday 17 March between 1.30-5.30 at The Manor House Hotel, Newlands Corner, Guildford GU4 8SE.. . Funders include:. . The Big Lottery. Surrey County Council. Guildford Poyle Charities. Coleman Charitable Trust. Community Foundation for Surrey. Low Carbon Workspace. JustGiving Crowd Funding. Unity Bank. Community Buildings Grants Scheme. Accessing ESF. . As well as presentations and a funding market place, there will also be FREE workshops:. . Introduction to marketing and social media. Introduction... [Read More...]

Building Better Organisations - an introduction to the Enterprise M3 and BIG Lottery Fund’s European Social Funding

Building Better Organisations. . Introducing the Enterprise M3 and BIG Lottery Fund’s European Social Funding to support social inclusion and employability work in West Surrey and Hampshire.. . Astolat, Coniers Way, Guildford Surrey GU4 7HL on Wednesday 25 February 2015. . Are you a not for profit organisation based in, or delivering services to, West Surrey or Hampshire? Do you provide services or run projects aimed at encouraging social inclusion and moving people closer to employment?. . Come to our introduction event to... [Read More...]

DEFRA confirms funding for 2015/16

Defra has confirmed that it will maintain its £2.3m investment in the ACRE Network for 2015/16.. . Surrey Community Action CEO, Jason Gaskell said: “This is good news for our organisation and the nationwide ACRE Network of rural community councils. We would like to thank everyone who showed their support for rural communities and the work we do... [Read More...]