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Improving Healthcare Together- Voluntary Sector Engagement and Networking Event

We want to hear your views about local NHS plans for Epsom and St Helier Hospitals. (This event might be of interest to those based in the Banstead area) About this Event Central Surrey Voluntary Action, in partnership with Surrey Downs CCG, Sutton and Merton CCGs would like to invite staff and volunteers working in…Read More


Charity entries welcome for Reigate & Banstead Business Awards

The Reigate & Banstead Business Awards celebrate the range of businesses in the borough.  In 2020 the awards will include a "Charity and Social Enterprise Award" for the first time. Entering an award is a good move for charities.  The award entry gives you the chance to showcase your organisation and its successes. Becoming a…Read More


New grants from London Marathon Charitable Trust

The Trust have announced new funding to deliver its vision of inspiring activity and enabling people to become and remain physically active regardless of age, gender, ability, race or background. £5.2 million of grants are available for the Facilities Grants Programme to fund building, renovation or modernisation of facilities in London and Surrey. The grants…Read More


Patient Round Up February 2020

The latest health bulletin with advice and information on keeping healthy.  Produced by East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group. DownloadRead More


Surrey County Council proposes to open up its youth centres to wider use

Surrey County Council wants to make better use of existing youth centres by enabling the voluntary, community and faith sector to use them to provide services for young people for free or minimal cost.  The council is consulting on proposals that would allow voluntary, community and faith organisations wanting to work with young people to…Read More


Adult Social Care’s “strengths- based approach” to supporting residents

Simon White, Executive Director of Adult Social Care at Surrey County Council is writing to all key partners to explain the service’s commitment to strengths-based practice and what this means for people with social care needs. He says: “Our vision is to promote people’s independence and wellbeing.  Strengths-based practice is a key part of this…Read More


Patient Round Up January 2020

The latest health bulletin with advice and information on keeping healthy.  Produced by East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group. Patient Round UpRead More


Measuring your Impact

Do you know what impact your organisation has?  How do you measure this?  Can you describe your impact to supporters or funders? If you want help with assessing the difference your organisation makes or collecting the right information to assess your impact - then take a look at the Inspiring Impact website run by New…Read More


Surrey County Council – Members’ Community Allocations

Each county councillor has £5,000 funding for 2019/20 to help residents, voluntary and community organisations deliver activities that benefit local people in their neighbourhoods. This funding is known as Members' Community Allocation.  The following Members still have some of their allocation available for 2019/20: £603 - County Councillor Natalie Bramall £1750 - County Councillor Zully Grant-Duff…Read More


Gatwick Airport Community Trust Funding

Funding applications are now being accepted by Gatwick Airport Community Trust (GACT).  The application window will close on 16 March 2020. (Remember to allow time for posting!). GACT supports schemes that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and conservation, improvements to community facilities, volunteering, the elderly and…Read More


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