Living and Ageing Well in Surrey Awards

Do you know of someone who is always helping others? Have you heard of a community initiative that has improved residents’ quality of life for the better? This is your chance to give an individual, organisation or public service that helps people to live and age well, the recognition they deserve. See the LAW Awards Poster for details

Tickets for the Invictus Games now on sale

For the chance to cheer on wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women at venues made famous by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, why not attend this year’s Invictus Games? The Invictus Games are a unique opportunity for the public to support those who have made a personal sacrifice for others but focus on what they can achieve, … Read More

FREE training for charities

Free Training for Small Charities: 17th – 18th September 2014, Brighton The FSI is bringing two days of free training to Brighton so that small charities in the area can build the skills they need to become self-sustaining. The event offers courses on key fundraising skills such as Trusts & Foundations and Corporate Partnerships. There is also training on Fundraising … Read More

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 … 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 … 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. … Read More