Covid-19 update: Our Community Pop-ups  and community drop-ins have been suspended during the lockdown and will resume subject to government guidelines.  In the meantime, we’re offering advice via email, telephone and Zoom and online budgeting courses. Contact us for more information: email davidcarter@surreyca.org.uk or call 07521 503 696.

Our Money Matters project offers information on budgeting and saving money and advice on how to make your money go further.

Click here for our top money saving tips or watch our video. Download our latest newsletter.  If you would like to make a referral please email davidcarter@surreyca.org.uk

How we can help

We know it can be daunting, but talking about money can be the first step to getting support and dealing with any money worries you may have.  The Money Matters project can help you to take that first step, support you in getting the help you need and help prevent things from getting out of control.

The kind of things we can help with include:

  • Talking to small groups on subjects such as saving money, saving energy and about scams and how to avoid them
  • Budgeting and help with your spending
  • Understanding energy bills
  • Helping with charitable grant applications to clear energy debts
  • Signposting and making referrals to further specialist support

You can get help from us by:

Click here for a mental health and debt guide.

We know that money worries can sometimes cause anxiety and feelings of embarrassment, guilt or anger. Sometimes it can feel like there’s no simple solution but there’s always hope.  We help hundreds of people every year to get the help they need and learn ways to cope better.

Our service is

  • Free
  • Confidential
  • Non-judgmental

If you have money worries or are experiencing financial difficulties then there is plenty of help available.  Click here for a list of advice organisations.

If you would like to make a referral please email davidcarter@surreyca.org.uk

Online Money Matters budgeting courses

Our new course helps people to make the most of what they’ve got and explore options for saving money.

The course is delivered on the Zoom platform and is available flexibly so it can be accessed at various times to fit around people’s existing commitments.

While the course is aimed at individuals that may be struggling with their household budget, anyone can attend.

The course is made up of three sessions which cover key aspects of budgeting, ways to prepare a budget and what you can do to help make your money stretch further. You can choose to complete one session or all of them, and all sessions are available to groups or to individuals.

Session take place on:

Tuesday 8th December
Tuesday 19th January
Thursday 11th February
Thursday 11th March

All sessions run from 2pm. While the sessions are aimed at individuals that may be struggling with their household budget, anyone can attend.

We are also running a series of virtual drop-ins for people to find out more:

Thursday 28th January
Thursday 25th February
Thursday 25th March

To book a place email david.carter@surreyca.org.uk

Community pop-ups

Coming soon…our pop-ups in a community location near you!  Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, our pop-ups will be in locations like community centres high streets and leisure facilities.  Open to all, but particularly aimed at people on a low income, families with young children, older and vulnerable people and people with health issues, the community pop ups offer an opportunity to drop in and access free advice plus take away a free gift too!

Where you can find us

Our Community Pop-ups have been temporarily suspended during the lockdown to follow government guidelines.

What information will be available?

  • Finding the best deal for your gas and electric
  • Claiming benefits and grants and other support such as the Warm Home Discount and Priority Service Register
  • Extra help in power cut
  • Making changes for a warmer home and cheaper bills
  • How to make energy savings
  • Help with accessing specialist support
  • Budgeting and the power of managing your money – you can also book one-to-one zoom sessions on saving energy and saving money

If you are holding an event or would like us to turn up to your high street, leisure facility or community centre then get in touch – email davidcarter@surreyca.org.uk

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We also offer Warmth Matters advice sessions in the autumn to help people better understand their fuel bills, find the best deals and identify other sources of help and support to avoid fuel poverty.


If you would like to talk to us about running a free advice session, please contact David Carter on 07521 503696 or email davidcarter@surreyca.org.uk

The Money Matters projected is supported by The Sobell Foundation, The Henry Smith Charity, Tesco Bags of Help and the National Lottery Community Fund.