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Our Story

Helping you to help others

Established in 1950, Surrey Community Action is a countywide independent charity which supports voluntary and not-for-profit groups with advice and services to help them to operate more effectively. We also run a range of projects to give local communities a helping hand.

We work to influence the actions of local government, funding bodies, businesses, health and well-being providers and a wide range of other partners and carry out research to support this. Surrey Community Action is both a Rural Community Council and a Council for Voluntary Services.

We have a wealth of knowledge about a variety of organisations, groups and communities across Surrey, from a good neighbour scheme in Oxted, to a Traveller site in Claygate, to a village hall in rural Waverley.

Click on the links below to find out more about our work.

Did you know?

voluntary good neighbour schemes supported in Surrey
enquiries handled by our Community Buildings Adviser
years of dedicated community service since our formation in 1950
DBS checks completed last year

View our Case Studies

01 March 2023

Warmth Matters case study

Mrs Andrews approached us for help after building up debts with her energy supplier putting...
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01 March 2023

Good Neighbours case study: Derina

Becoming a volunteer driver is easy and volunteers can give as much or as little...
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28 February 2023

Community Buildings case study

“The Community Hall Grant Scheme added a considerable amount to our fund and we were...
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Our mission and values


Supporting and strengthening the voluntary, community and faith sector in Surrey


  • Resourceful
  • Influential
  • Community focused
  • Independent
  • Knowledgeable
  • Professional

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