Surrey Clubs for Young People
We’re a small charity who provide a comprehensive range of services to a membership network of between 80 -100 youth clubs who regularly affiliate to us. These include boxing clubs, cadet corps, junior sports clubs, youth clubs, theatre groups and more – essentially any type of club that a young person could attend. We offer a range of free services including governance advice, funding advice & bid writing, volunteer recruitment and training – including child protection and first aid, warehouse loaning of equipment – from canoe’s to cooking, and club development advice. We even offer volunteers respite (qualified temporary staff at cost), free or low cost activities such as skateboarding, or DJ workshops, and regional competitions and expeditions which allows interaction with other volunteer groups locally.
We’ve been members of Surrey Chambers of Commerce for 6 years now, and regularly attend their members’ networking evening. We use them to raise our profile and funds and have been invited to speak at events where our boxing clubs came and presented to a group. Moreover, we’ve been able to place articles in the Chambers magazine and bulletins promoting our work and our events. Members of the Chambers have come to events and helped raise funds through raffle tickets purchased and auction bids. We have made useful contacts and begun relationships within the business communities through these opportunities which has really helped us.