Launch of NEW small grant fund

10th March, 2023 - 09:20

Does your group need funding for environmental projects in Surrey? We’re launching a new small grant fund to help local communities and voluntary groups take action on sustainability and climate change.

A total grant fund of £17,000 is being made available by Surrey County Council, to provide grants of £100 - £2000 per application. Applications are open to local community and voluntary groups, with key criteria of supporting local action on sustainability and climate change.

Surrey County Council To Cut Back on Grass-Cutting to Promote Biodiversity

8th March, 2023 - 17:07


With plant and animal biodiversity both in general decline, the nationwide Blue Campaign encourages community groups, councils and individuals to find suitable land where nature can take over once again. Surrey County Council has recently announced significant changes to the way it manages over 3,000 miles of Surrey's hedgerows, verges and roundabouts. 


Surrey Energy Advice website launched

8th February, 2023 - 16:56

The Surrey Energy Advice website launched today and provides a 1-stop shop for residents to find out about the support they can access for energy measures, tailored to their own circumstances. Support could range from grants for insulation and low-carbon heating methods and financial contributions from their borough or district council, to sourcing fuel vouchers in their local area.

Transition Haslemere discusses its campaign for slower speeds and more active travel

7th February, 2023 - 16:06

A mass cycle ride, community suggestions for pedestrian and cycling improvements, creation of a new group, walkabout with a highways engineer, and collaboration with the town council are some of actions Transition Haslemere took on their journey to making the town a better place to live and to visit.

Surrey Residents Able to Claim Up to £25,000 to Make Homes More Energy-Efficient

29th January, 2023 - 16:49


With winter in full swing, it is ever more important to ensure your home is as energy-efficient as possible. Not only does this help the environment, it also saves money, at a time when many are struggling with the cost-of-living crisis. 

Click on our Map to find out about community group activity in your area

15th January, 2023 - 20:57

Surrey Climate Commission has produced a map showing environmental community group activity across the county. Hover over the map and click on a red marker to discover activity in your area. Over fifty groups across Surrey are shown on the map. From tree-planting groups to repair cafes, and from refill shops to renewable energy groups, a huge amount of community activity for the climate is going on in Surrey. New groups are springing up all the time, and using the map to make contact, share experiences and knowledge, and give support wherever it's needed.

CAGNE Discusses Its #PledgeToFlyLess Plan

14th January, 2023 - 11:29

Communities Against Gatwick Noise Emissions (CAGNE) is a community group concerned with aircraft noise in Surrey, Sussex and Kent, and with the worldwide environmental impact of aviation. Here CAGNE discusses its #PledgeToFlyLess campaign.


Flying is not something that everyone does and yet, since the Second World War, aviation has benefited from not having to pay duty or VAT. Even so, every year aviation burns more cheap fuel, making aviation the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions.

Water Conservation for Businesses Event on Thursday 19th January

28th December, 2022 - 21:27


Zero Carbon Guildford are running a webinar focusing on how businesses can conserve water on Thursday 19th January at 12 noon.

Sustainable Christmas tips from the Surrey Wildlife Trust

30th November, 2022 - 11:36

With the world’s natural resources coming under unprecedented pressure, now is the time to make some simple changes that could make Christmas greener, less wasteful and potentially even more fun. The Surrey Wildlife Trust has some great ideas here