Helping you to help others

We are a countywide independent charity which supports voluntary and not-for-profit groups with advice and services to help them to operate more effectively. We also run a range of projects to give local communities a helping hand.


We offer back office support to voluntary and not-for-profit groups including:

  • Payroll services
  • DBS checks for voluntary organisations
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Community led planning
  • Community buildings advice
  • Voluntary car and good neighbour schemes advice
  • Research and signposting
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We also co-ordinate or support a range of projects including:

  • Short-term floating support for the Gypsy and Traveller Community
  • Rural housing enabling to support affordable housing
  • Advice for community building managers
  • Information and guidance for people who are not in paid employment to help them to become self-employed or create a social enterprise
Visit our advice and support page >See examples of our work >

Surrey Community Action also works to influence the actions of local government, funding bodies, businesses, health and well-being providers and a wide range of other partners. We are both a Rural Community Council and a Council for Voluntary Services.



Our vision is to become a strategic leader in the Voluntary, Community and Faith sector by:

  • Being an expert on the sector with shared information that enhances VCFS understanding and allows us to influence the future agenda
  • Enabling and providing relevant services to the VCFS
  • Running specific projects, often in partnership with others, and piloting and testing new approaches

We are a registered charity (1056527) and company limited by guarantee (03203003).  We hold Investors in People status and are proud to be Positive About Disabled People.