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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State of the sector - help us to help you

In 2013 we carried out a survey among Surrey's Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector (VCFS) to identify the needs and trends of Surrey’s communities and the sector’s role in meeting those needs.. . That survey revealed a number of overarching factors driving change in communities across Surrey and nationally. Changes such as an ageing population, the economic downturn, the localisation agenda and a reduction in sources of public funding. As a consequence there was an increasing awareness of... [Read More...]

Mind the gap!

Voluntary, community, faith, service user and carer groups in south west Surrey with an interest in health and social care, are invited to ‘Mind the Gap!’ at the next Voice Network roadshow event in June.. . The Voice Network was set up by Healthwatch Surrey to allow a wide range of organisations to share their views on health and social care.. . Now Surrey Community Action is running a series of roadshow listening events on behalf of Healthwatch Surrey.  These will take... [Read More...]

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...]