Get involved in Social Value

We cannot fulfil our shared Community Vision for Surrey 2030 alone. Find out how you can play your part and get involved.

What kind of organisation are you?

Currently providing services to the council

Thank you for committing to share your resources as we work together towards our shared Community Vision for Surrey 2030 and our four priority objectives.

If you made specific social value commitments as part of your contract bid and you would like advice or help in fulfilling them, please start by reading through the successful award of contract and the reporting sections of our guidance for suppliers.

You can also get in touch with the and we will work together with you and the relevant contract manager at the council.

If you are looking for more ideas for how to deliver social value, you can search through specific requests posted on the Social Value Marketplace or you can read through the list of practical suggestions in the current needs and priorities list.

Another way you can support communities in Surrey is by partnering with an individual community group, charity or small business. This can be short-term support or on-going collaboration. Please read more about our suggested approach in the buddy scheme.

Bidding for a contract

When bidding for a contract with Surrey County Council, organisations are asked to consider what additional contributions they can make that will benefit communities in Surrey. These benefits can be social, economic or environmental.

We want this process to feel meaningful, so please think about how our shared Community Vision for Surrey and our four corporate priority objectives align with your own organisation's vision and goals, and how you can draw on existing resources, for example, skills, knowledge, time, networks, building space or equipment.

The guidance for suppliers provides a useful summary of the bidding process and describes what we are looking for in terms of social value commitments and delivery plans.

Although any commitments should be proportionate to the value of the contract, we will prioritise quality over quantity, awarding higher scores to ideas that we believe will make a real difference in communities.

The needs and priorities list is a good starting point for understanding some of the most important issues in Surrey and considering how you might respond to them.

Staff at Surrey County Council

All staff at Surrey County Council should consider social value when designing services, projects and programmes and when spending public money on products and services.

Staff can access guidance summary notes below, or request full guidance documents and tools by contacting

Remember that each member of staff has the opportunity to spend two days (or three days if one is a team day) volunteering in the community each year.

For current ideas and opportunities visit our be a volunteer webpages.

For any other queries please contact

Any other groups, organisations or businesses

Many organisations want to make a difference in their communities as part of their own corporate social responsibility and social value commitments.

If you would like to focus these efforts on the issues that matter most in Surrey right now, please look through the specific requests posted on the Social Value Marketplace or read through the needs and priorities list.

If you would like to partner with us on an on-going basis to tackle more complex social, economic or environmental issues, please contact:

To find other ways to get involved in your local community please read more about our Make It Happen movement.

Or, to bid for funding to get an idea off the ground, visit Your Fund Surrey.

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