Surrey Community Action provides training to voluntary and community groups as part of our many projects including:

  • Gypsy and Traveller support – specific community cultural awareness training
  • Voluntary Car Scheme development and best practice
  • Bespoke training sessions for village hall and community building representatives

See the list below for training opportunities provided by Surrey Community Action and other organisations for voluntary and community groups in Surrey.

Upcoming Training:

Free training for Personal Assistants supporting disabled people

Thanks to funding from Skills to Care, Surrey Independent Living Council (SILC) is able to offer free training for Personal Assistants supporting disabled people.  Each course meets the relevant standard of the Care Certificate and so can contribute to the PA’s CPD. Sessions include: Online sessions: • Introduction to being a Personal Assistant • Infection Prevention and Control • Person … Read More

Meet the Funder with Community Foundation for Surrey

Get Grants Free Event: Meet the Funder with Community Foundation for Surrey This Meet the Funder event is with the Community Foundation for Surrey, who will share information about their various grant programmes with the attendees. Through attending this free event, you will have the opportunity to take part in a session discussing how the Community Foundation for Surrey operates, … Read More

Meet the Funder

VARB has organised a mini Meet the Funder event with the National Lottery Community Fund on Friday 18 June 10.00am. It is a half hour presentation and Q&A session followed by six individual appointments. This event is aimed at voluntary, community and faith organisations that deliver services within Surrey. Part one of the event will be a presentation from The … 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

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

Online training

This November and December, Surrey Community Action is running a series of online training sessions for just £5.00 each. 6 November 11.00am – 12.00pm:  Top ten tips for writing funding bids – Improve, diversify and make a bigger impact with your bid writing. 13 November 11.00am – 12.00pm: Marketing for absolute beginners – Aimed at very small charities and community groups … Read More