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 … Read More

Applications open to bag a share up to £12,000 for community projects

Tesco are inviting local community groups and good causes to apply for their share of a £12 million carrier bag charge fund. The supermarket teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative, which sees grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects. Millions of shoppers voted … Read More

Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ funding workshop

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 11.30am-1pm at Ashford Middlesex Tesco Extra, Town Ln, Stanwell, Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex, TW19 7PZ Come and join us to learn more about the new funding scheme and how to apply for it. There will also be time for your questions! Book your place here: or ring 07736132697. More info: Tesco Bags of help flyer  

Mental health case studies required

It is estimated that nearly one in four people in England suffer with conditions related to depression, anxiety and stress. People with mental health problems may be accessing health and social care and know a lot about the quality of care. To encourage them to share their experiences of care with CQC, we will be launching a multi-channel public engagement … Read More

Farnham Area Timebank

Farnham Area Timebank is the new way to help in your community and get some help in return, meet people and swap skills. For more information, please see the attached poster

Advances in Cancer Surgery

The Surrey Cancer Research Institute is a hosting a free public meeting looking at Advances in Cancer Surgery on Thursday April 14 at the Guildhall in Guildford. Doors open at 6.30pm and the meeting starts at 7.00pm with a welcome from the Deputy Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Gordon Jackson. The meeting features presentations from four leading specialists in the field … Read More

Patient Passports

The long term neurological conditions group highlighted a need to improve some of the terminology within the existing Patient Passports used by other groups in the County so that people with neurological conditions were not mistakenly considered as having a learning difficulty. The document enables individuals to highlight their needs that could otherwise be missed or ignored. The passport can … Read More

Spelthorne Transport Scheme consultation

Surrey County Council is consulting on proposals to improve walking, cycling and public transport facilities in and around Stanwell, north Ashford and Staines town centre. The consultation is open from Monday 4 April 2016 until Sunday 15 May 2016. We are inviting the public and other organisations to complete a questionnaire online or at exhibitions in April to share their … Read More