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SSEN joins forces with Surrey Community Action to support vulnerable customers

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has teamed up with Surrey Community Action to support more vulnerable customers through the winter months and ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with targeted advice and guidance through a variety of communication methods. Last year, SSEN handled over 550,000 customer calls during power cuts, with the average number of calls increasing tenfold during storms in the … Read More

Covid-19 vaccination rollout – social care

Surrey County Council is asking for your help to identify any frontline social care workers (employed or volunteers) in your organisation in Surrey who are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine because of their role: The government definition of a frontline social care workers is “All frontline social care workers directly working with people clinically vulnerable to Covid-19 who need care … Read More

Tech for Good programme – funding available

Charities are being offered grants of up to £70,000 to develop their digital services as part of £1m of new funding. The grant-makers, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief, are opening the latest round in the Tech for Good programme. The scheme was first developed in 2016 to help charities use technology to explore different approaches to delivering their … Read More

The Paul and Nick Harvey Fund

The Paul and Nick Harvey Fund, which has £500,000 available for organisations that deliver musical services to people living with dementia in the UK, has officially opened.

FREE office furniture

Staff at Surrey County Council are vacating County Hall in Kingston and anticipate having a number of surplus items of furniture which are not planned to be used for other locations. For further information about the items available (listed below) please contact Christopher Pudney in the Facilities Management Team chris.pudney@surreycc.gov.uk: Tall metal 5-shelf storage cabinets, approx dimensions H 1.9m x … Read More

MSE – Raising the Next Generation

The MSE Charity’s next grant round, Raising the Next Generation opens on Monday 1st February 2021. This grant round is targeting and supporting the younger generation who in the current difficult economic climate need support to develop and learn personal financial life skills. Not sure if your organisation can apply? Take the quick Eligibility Quiz

Local people urged to help Homes for Farnham 

Homes for Farnham, a new Community Housing Group which aims to provide a range of affordable homes designed with and for local people, is partnering with The Surrey Community Housing Partnership to identify the types of homes most needed by the community. The Surrey Community Housing Partnership is an initiative delivered by local charity, Surrey Community Action. The partnership is between Surrey Community Action and … Read More

The Henry Smith Charity Surrey County Grants Programme

The Henry Smith Charity Surrey County Grants programme is open for applications. Grants of up to £20,000 are available to registered charities with income of £250,000 or less (up to £1m if working countywide) for work benefitting groups experiencing social and/or economic disadvantage and work in areas of high deprivation. For more information and to apply visit The Henry Smith … Read More

Community Foundation for Surrey Strategic Funds

Fidelity UK Foundation Surrey Community Development Fund is looking to support organisations benefiting those most disadvantaged in society (especially children and young people) and is open to considering organisations active in the field of health and environmental conservation. The focus is on looking to strengthen organisations’ impact, effectiveness and/or sustainability. This could include investment in leadership, strategic planning, technology (not … Read More

The Southern 360 ‘Making Communities Better’ Fund

The Community Foundation for Surrey has established a new partnership with Southern Housing Association. The Southern 360 ‘Making Communities Better’ Fund will make grants of up to £5,000 supporting: Neighbourliness and Communities Improving Health and Wellbeing Tackling Poverty Southern Housing Association are keen that residents of their housing stock will be proactively encouraged to access and participate in activities supported … Read More

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