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Training courses from the Small Charities Coalition

The Small Charities Coalition is a national umbrella and capacity building organisation offering training for trustees, staff and volunteers of small charities.  Training offered includes:-

  • Basics of Brand Marketing - An IBM Marketing Matters Workshop in London on 24th July
  • The Essentials of Social Media - An IBM Marketing Matters Workshop in London on 11th September & 6th December
  • Nonprofit Cloud Success - An Introduction to Salesforce in London on 31st July, 23rd August & 13th September
  • Introduction to Project Management - An IBM Charity Skills Masterclass in London on 21st September

For full details and to book a place visit the website.


Free Services from Google for UK Charities

Google offers UK registered charities a range of free services. Registering  your charity with Google will give you access to:

Google AdGrants (the non-profit version of AdWords) allowing you to target potential supporters using adverts on google search results pages. Using AdWords, you can advertise your charity for free up to a maximum value of $10 000 per month (all accounts are all costed in dollars). For small charities, this is an opportunity to develop your online presence using adverts to drive visitors to your site and make them aware of your organisation and your work. For larger charities, you can enhance your targeting of visitors to increase their relevance and help you achieve your goals.

G Suite – A package of integrated digital office tools similar to MS Office to coordinate your charity’s back office activities (email, calendar, spreadsheets, online storage etc)

To apply for these Google service you must have UK registered charitable status; be registered with HMRC as tax exempt and also registered with TechTrust:

Some helpful links that provide more information:


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Welcome pack for new trustees


If you are a new trustee you should understand your role and responsibilities and the Charity Commission has prepared a short guide to help you do that.

As a trustee, you will be able to use your skills and experience and have a direct influence over a cause you care about. It is a rewarding role, but there are responsibilities meaning you will need to give up enough time to help your charity succeed. The guide tells you what to expect in your first year and where you can get more detailed advice.  See the welcome pack for trustees on the Charity Commission website.



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Carers Week 2018

There are an estimated 115,216 carers in Surrey, approximately 1 in 10 people. 52% of carers are being treated for stress. Action for Carers is a Guildford based charity providing free information, support, events, advice and more to carers of all ages, across Surrey.

Jamie Gault, CEO of Action for Carers: ‘Carers Week is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges carers face and also a vehicle for Action for Carers to promote our services and how we can support carers in their caring role.’

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities across the UK. The theme this year is supporting carers to stay healthy and connected, and the week runs from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 of June.

To celebrate, Action for Carers will be organising various activities throughout Surrey for carers to take some time out and to connect with others. Events range from afternoon teas to pamper evenings as well as information stalls to raise awareness of what support Action for Carers can provide.

Please book any of the following events in advance by calling Action For Carers on 0303 040 1234.

Monday 11th June: Guildford High Street (outside Holy Trinity Church) 10am–4pm.
Farnham Care Centre, 10am–2pm

Tuesday 12th June:  Royal Surrey County Hospital, 10am–4pm.
Frimley Park Hospital, 10am–4pm

Thursday 14th June: Cranleigh Market, 10am–4pm

Friday 15th June: Farnham Care Centre, 10am–3pm, free hand massage and free healthy fruit.

13th June: Surrey Heath Carers Week Tea Party
2-4pm, High Cross Church, Camberley. Come and join in the celebrations of carers in Carers Week.

13th June: Hydration and falls prevention
1.30-4pm, Godalming Rugby Club. Join us over tea and cake to learn more about how to look after ourselves by hydrating better and preventing falls.

14th June: Pamper Evening
6:45 – 9:15pm, St Pius Church Hall, Guildford. An evening of massage and relaxation for carers.

18th June: Packet Boat and cream tea
2-4pm Enjoy a relaxing afternoon floating down the River Wey with a cream tea.

28th June: Salsa Dancing with Mundo Latino
10 – 12noon, Ash Centre, Ash Learn some new moves or brush up on your technique. No previous dance experience needed – just come and have some fun!




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Volunteers Week 2018

A big thank you from us to all North Surrey's dedicated volunteers during national volunteers week.

This is the time of year that we recognise and thank volunteers for the great work they do in the local community. We would like to say a special ‘thank you’ to all those who have given up their time over the past year to improve someone else's life.

Volunteers make a huge contribution to many organisations who would not be able to do their valuable work without them. On behalf of these organisations, we want to thank you.

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