Has your #rural community pulled together this year?

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) is working with a major broadcaster to gather stories of inspiring rural community projects where residents have helped each other through the pandemic. If your rural community has a story to share, please send us a short video clip telling us what happened 2020 has been a tough year. Many lives, jobs and … Read More

Cause4’s Heritage Compass

Join the next generation of Heritage Organisations – apply for Cause4’s Heritage Compass now! Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Heritage Compass will guide 150 small and medium-sized heritage organisations from across England, helping them to grow and sustain their businesses over the next two years. They’ll be offering: Tailored training Mentoring Peer learning Business planning Strategy development All … Read More

FREE training for volunteers providing telephone support

The Faculty of Healthy Conversation Skills, comprising Health Psychologists and Public Health practitioners, are offering free online training to volunteers and workforces who are providing telephone support to people affected by Covid-19. The training will facilitate the development of practical skills in having ‘supportive conversations’ to help people’s wellbeing. The Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Healthy Conversation Skills training programme … Read More

Your Fund Surrey

Surrey County Council is giving local communities up to £100m over the next five years to spend on projects that improve their local area.  This is money put aside to empower YOU, Surrey residents.  The fund aims to empower communities by:  Connecting residents and community groups to build ideas  Stimulating local engagement and involvement  Providing the financial backing for community-led projects  … Read More

Scam awareness for charities

Surrey County Council’s Scam Awareness sessions aim to raise awareness of scams targeting organisations; to help businesses and charities prevent themselves becoming the victims of such scams, and would be suitable for anyone within an organisation that has the authority to make financial decisions or have access to private business information. The first session is on 24th November at 10:30 … Read More

Covid-19 Community Impact Assessment

COVID-19 has amplified the stark inequalities that persist in our society and the impacts have been felt across all groups of the population. The Covid-19 Community Impact Assessment (CIA) explores how communities across Surrey have been affected by Covid-19, what support communities need as the pandemic continues, and communities’ priorities for recovery. Thousands of community members and people working in … Read More

Zoom into budgeting with a new online course

Surrey Community Action’s Money Matters Project is launching a new free, informal and impartial budgeting course available via Zoom. For the last two years, the Money Matters Project has provided help and support to Surrey residents to help them manage on low budgets and heat their homes for less as well as advising people how to access specialist support. Our … Read More