Village SOS Learning, Outreach and Engagement Campaign

Building on the success of  the Village SOS 2010 programme a new Village SOS Learning, Outreach and Engagement Campaign has been launched.  The aim is to support rural communities to develop sustainable business ideas such as: setting up a shop or clothing exchange saving a local pub or starting a community allotment setting up a travelling cinema reintroducing a local … Read More

Courses for the community and voluntary sector

Redstone FM Training Services in association with Voluntary Action Mid Surrey are running a series of courses for the community and voluntary sector. Our current programme can be found at http://www.redstone.fm/training-2014-htm/ . Courses take place at venues in Dorking, Leatherhead and Esher. Upcoming courses and dates  20 & 27 May                       Volunteer Recruitment & Management 18 & 20 May                       Using … Read More

FREE marketing workshops

Managers in the communications team at Surrey County Council will be running workshops in May and June. The areas we will cover – based on feedback from groups – include: ·        Inside Surrey – stats & facts and background to enhance communications ·        Understanding media – newspaper, broadcast, social and digital ·     … Read More

Introduction to Timebanking – sharing the resources in our communities

Introduction to Timebanking – sharing the resources in our communities You are warmly invited to attend an information session on: Tuesday 5 May between 11am to 1pm at Redhill Methodist Church, Redhill, RH1 1BP Wednesday 27 May between 2pm and 4pm at the Education Centre, Farnham Road Hospital, Guildford, GU2 7LX to find out more about timebanking and how it could benefit … Read More

Team challenges

Businesses can support their community by taking part in team challenges with local charities and community groups. Find out more by  opening the Team Challenges booklet.

Reform of the Landfill Communities Fund

The government announced at Autumn Statement 2014 that it would set up a working group to develop proposals to reform the Landfill Communities Fund. This consultation sets out the proposals developed by the working group. HMRC are now asking for feedback on the impact and workability of these proposals to help determine the final shape of reform of the LCF. … Read More

TDP training courses

APRIL Introduction to Social Value and Measuring your Impact – 21st April 2015  NEW How to Make Gift Aid Work Best for You – 23rd April 2015 Making a Short Film for your Organisation – 28th April 2015  NEW    MAY The Art of Supervision – 12th May 2015 Safeguarding Children Awareness – 13th May 2015 (9.30am – 12.30pm)   This … Read More

Redstone Training Courses

Redstone FM Training Services in association with Voluntary Action Mid Surrey are running a series of courses for the community and voluntary sector. The current programme can be found at http://www.redstone.fm/training-2014-htm/

Drive into Action

Drive into action this summer and help an older person out. Each year Surrey’s voluntary car schemes help thousands of elderly and vulnerable people across the county to access hospital appointments, collect prescriptions and to enjoy social events. Each one is run by local volunteers for the benefit of their communities, by providing lifts for those who may not have … Read More

Grant scheme offers room for improvement for community buildings

Grant scheme offers room for improvement for community buildings The Surrey Community Buildings Scheme is a partnership scheme jointly funded by Surrey County Council and nine district and borough councils and administered by Surrey Community Action. Capital grants are available to village halls, community centres and voluntary youth buildings. Each year the Community Buildings Grant Scheme provides £150,000 for improvements … Read More