Our small businesses need you!

Our small businesses need you! As the Coronavirus changes the economic landscape, Surrey Community Action’s Inspiring Enterprise team are working hard to support their budding businesses as their business ventures face dormancy virtually overnight. For some there are some possible ways to adapt and respond to the new needs of their market. For others, it has been crippling. The Inspiring … Read More

Covid-19: DBS checks

Following Government advice, we have suspended our DBS checking service until further notice. More information about DBS Checks and Volunteering during the Covid-19 Crisis can be found here. If you need to carry out checks on new volunteers then you can get a basic check done here: https://www.gov.uk/request-copy-criminal-record.

Covid-19 advice for voluntary car schemes

The Community Transport Association have produced some useful guidance (below).  Find out more here. UK Government announce stronger social distancing measures On Monday 23 March, the UK Government outlined strict new measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, including a ban on public gatherings of more than two people. You can find the Government’s full guidance on these measures here. … Read More

Covid-19 advice for Village Halls

Advice for village halls and community buildings  Village halls & community centres that were not hosting essential services may re-open from 4 July.  Advice from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has been published: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilities/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilities The “Expanded Retail Discount Relief”, or extension of Business Rates relief, applies to charitable halls and CASCs, meaning that you should receive 100% … Read More

Energy Awareness Seminar

In partnership with Ecopare, Surrey Community Action have developed a half day Energy Awareness seminar, one tailored for community space providers. The Energy Awareness Seminar includes: • Setting the context: The drive for sustainable organisations • Your energy bills demystified • Energy terminology explained • Interactive benchmarking of costs and identifying usage patterns • Identification of key energy consumers • … Read More

Office space at Astolat

A suite of two offices is now available at our charity hub, Astolat, in Guildford. Located in Burpham, just off the A3, the suite comprises two neighbouring rooms – one accommodating 4-5 desks and one accommodating 2 desks.  Both rooms must be taken together. The suite of rooms is offered rent free, with just a service charge payable which covers … Read More