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'Business and charities must work together on volunteering opportunities' was the conclusion of research by the NCVO and CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) which revealed a lack of understanding between the two about the costs and benefit

We are very proud to announce that SYF has introduced all the partners to enable a new youth initiative to start up. The initiative combines football and mobile youth club support in an area of Guildford where there is not much for young people to do. In week one of "Friday Football", 14 young people turned up and joined in. The partners, who were all connected via the Communilab network, are:

theguardian is talking about encouraging innovation and collaboration in the Charity Sector. This is music to our ears at Surrey Youth Focus - it's just what we are doing with our new online network. Here are some the ways we are making changes.

We know that many businesses and public sector organisation want to support charities with 1-3 days of volunteering. Surrey Youth Focus has 80 member charities many of which would benefit hugely from business volunteers, but don’t understand what is on offer or how to think differently to take advantage of this great resource. This is the divide that needs bridging.

 

Sharing Perspectives - A Case Study by Surrey Young Carers

The project was created as a response to the potential future deficit in the construction industry work force, as well as the identification that many young carers can miss out on career based opportunities and support.

We are bringing together partners set up sessions to deliver support to young people in need via football.

We are extremely proud to announce that Surrey Youth Focus won two awards at last night's inaugural Surrey Digital Awards. In the "School, education or charity website" category Surrey Youth Focus won the silver award. And in the "Spirit of Surrey" we won gold for Communilab.

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