Community groups and support in Woking

Community groups carry out a vital role across Surrey, encouraging people to feel part of their local area, and helping support this area to grow and develop. They are about joining up and joining in to make things happen. We have a wide variety of community groups within Surrey. Below is a small selection of community groups and clubs in Woking.

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Arts, culture and heritage

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The lightbox

The lightbox is an award-winning art gallery and museum, based in the heart of Woking, Surrey. For more information visit The lightbox.

Phoenix cultural centre

A not-for-profit organisation, welcoming and inclusive to all members of the community, a place to grow individually and together. Driven by the needs and wants of the community, we provide a welcoming environment for all. Where you can practice the arts, learn skills and enjoy yourself, bringing cultures and communities together. For more information visit Phoenix cultural centre.

Arts society Mayford

This branch of the Arts Society is based in Woking and have a strong community connection. The aim is to increase everyone's understanding and enjoyment of art, to foster friendships and to support arts education and conservation, particularly locally. For more information visit Arts society Mayford.

Horsell common preservation society

The Horsell Common Preservation Society is a charity that owns and manages the Common, balancing the needs of recreation for local residents and the preservation of this special heathland habitat and the wildlife it supports. For more information visit Horsell common preservation society.

Sports, health and fitness

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They offer a variety of classes and short courses in a safe, friendly and supportive environment to help South Asian women build their mental and emotional wellbeing, resilience, recovery and independence. For more information visit Shifa.

Community swimming pools and sports hubs

Community swimming pools and sport hubs are vibrant hubs of fun, fitness, and togetherness. A place for families, friends, and neighbours to relax, exercise, and create lasting memories. Whether it's a dip in the cool water, swimming laps, or lounging by the poolside, They are the heart of community enjoyment. For more information and to find your local community swimming pools and sport hubs see the list below:

Community support

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Warm Welcome venues

We have re-opened warm spaces across Surrey, now known as Warm Welcome venues. Warm Welcome venues are open to all residents this winter free of charge – no matter your age or situation. Find out about Warm Welcome venues in your local area.

Woking foodbanks

No one in our community should have to face going hungry. That's why local foodbanks provided nutritionally balanced food and support to local people who are referred to them. For more information and to find your local foodbank see the list below:

Andy's café

A vibrant community café that serves great barista coffees, a selection of teas, scrummy cakes and snacks, plus a pay-as-you-feel menu where you pay what you can afford - no questions asked. Andy's also host some fantastic special events! For more information visit Andy's café.

Andy's man club

They are a men's suicide prevention charity, offering free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups across the United Kingdom and online. Their aim is to end the stigma surrounding men's mental health and help men through the power of conversation. For more information visit Andy's man club.

Christian's against poverty- Debt help centre

The debt help centre is here to help you take your first step out of debt. All it takes is a phone call to their friendly New Enquiries team who will arrange your first appointment with a local Debt Coach. For more information visit the Debt help centre.

The lighthouse

They are vibrant hubs in Woking town centre and Barnsbury. They host a range of projects to support, encourage and empower anyone who finds themselves in need. For more information visit The lighthouse.

Mascot hub

This group supports the community in Maybury and Sheerwater. Working together with the local authorities, local voluntary and community groups, and the residents of these areas of Woking, Mascot's vision is to look to strengthen community and promote transformation. For more information visit Mascot hub.

ROC Woking

They work in close partnership with faith groups, sector organisations, Woking Council and other statutory agencies to support communities in Woking to work together to help serve the needs of those with disadvantage in Woking. For more information visit ROC Woking.

Woking community furniture project

Providing quality, affordable furniture, white goods and household items to the community in Woking, particularly those most in need. For more information visit Woking community furniture project.

York road project

This project provides accommodation, advice and support to anyone at risk or experiencing homelessness in Woking. For more information visit York road project.

Woking community group

Based in the Woking Resource Centre and out in the local community supporting disabled people, autistic people, older people and those with other support needs, whatever their age. The exciting activities and facilities on offer include hydrotherapy, The Furniture Project, cooking, a ladies group, photography, gym room with powered exercise bikes, travel training, Makaton, swimming, community and local visits, art and music. For more information visit Woking community group.

Leisure, parks and green spaces

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Woking allotments

Regardless of whether you are an experienced or novice gardener, an allotment could offer you more than you think - it could provide you with a new hobby, exercise and fresh home grown, even organic, produce. It's a great way to save money as well as encourage a healthier lifestyle. For more information visit Woking allotments.

Parks, play areas and green spaces

Woking's parks, green spaces, and natural landscapes are the places where people can relax, exercise, play, and enjoy the natural heritage and culture. They also provide habitat for wildlife and contribute to improving local air quality. For details of parks, play areas and open spaces in Woking, visit Woking green spaces directory.

Hobbies, interests and clubs

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Woking and district's men shed

Sheds are about the creation of communities of older men who support each other and the wider local community. They are about having fun, sharing skills and knowledge with like-minded people and gaining a renewed sense of purpose and belonging. For more information visit Woking and district's men shed.

Epworth choir

Is singing something you'd like to get involved in? Epworth choir is a friendly amateur mixed choir of about 80 singers from Woking and the surrounding areas. For more information visit Epworth choir.

Woking community choir

Woking's community choir is open to singers of all abilities and aims to develop their members' confidence and passion for singing. They practice a variety of pop and gospel songs and there is no need to read music to join. This choir is informal, sociable and welcome to all. For more information visit Woking community choir.

Useful wood company

They collect waste wood and recycle for local DIY products and offer opportunities to those who cannot access the job market to gain experience and gain confidence whilst learning a new skill. For more information visit Useful wood company.

Libraries, community centres and faith groups

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Our Libraries

Our libraries are Where It Happens. Did you know that our Libraries are the social, economic, learning and cultural hubs right at the heart of our local communities. From rhymetime, crafts, coding and chess clubs, helping people to improve their computer skills, supporting new businesses, author talks, hosting reading groups and exhibitions. Your local library has it all. For more information and to find your local Library see the list below:

Community centres

Discover the heart of your community at community centres across Woking. They offer a diverse range of activities and services for all ages, fostering connections, learning, and well-being. They are vibrant, inclusive spaces where friendships are forged, knowledge is shared, and the community thrives. For more information and to find your local community centre see the list below:

Faith Groups

Discover the wonderful churches and faith groups in Woking. They strive to unite communities through their shared belief in helping your neighbour, community strength and collective action. Explore the power of togetherness and community-driven initiatives through these groups. For more information and to find your local faith group or church see the list below:

Please note: Our directory contains a varied range of service providers, many of which are not connected with Surrey County Council. The information has not been verified by Surrey County Council for accuracy. When contacting any service provider, we encourage you to take note of any safeguarding and health and safety requirements involved with the activity and to check if the providers have relevant qualifications for insurance purposes.

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