Our Projects

Bike Project Surrey

Bike Project Surrey is a charity and social enterprise selling recycled bikes, providing training and servicing bikes for all the community. Working on and riding bikes make us happy and healthy that’s why we love bikes and we want to pass that on to everyone.
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Computer Project

Working on well tested principles, the Computer Project refurbishes donated computer equipment and sells this at competitive price. Income is re-invested to contribute to project costs. The real purpose of the Project is to engage volunteers and initially reluctant learners. It will provide opportunities for confidence building, learning and gaining skills for future employment. We are grateful to Pfizer for their generosity in donating the first 200 laptops.
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GLADE Project

The Guildford Learning and Development Enterprise (GLADE) delivers gardening and street cleansing services for Guildford Borough Council. It also provides opportunities for residents in Stoke and Westborough to volunteer, gain work experience, skills and employment. GLADE has provided courses in amenity horticulture, confidence for work, office IT and numeracy. Two local charities partner us in this venture – Oakleaf Enterprise and YMCA Downslink.
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ETHOS Project

The hardest learners to reach are the homeless, so why not help those at risk of homelessness? ETHOS links securing living accommodation to finding employment, training or education. We work in partnership with five local councils (Elmbridge, Guildford, Mole Valley, Epsom & Ewell, and Tandridge), and three housing associations (Circle Housing Mole Valley, Paragon Community Housing Group and Rosebery Housing Association) to support to over 300 people per year.
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Epsom & Ewell Employment & Jobs Fair

The annual Epsom and Ewell Employment and Skills Fair, organised by the Ethos project, is now in its fifth year. This event brings people face to face with employers and training providers with the aim of helping people to progress into work.
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Community Learning

We develop focal points for learning within local communities. Examples include: leased premises at 109 Southway (Westborough) which provides a classroom where we and our partners, e.g. Guildford College, can deliver learning to meet local needs. In Guildford SLLP is currently piloting a new approach to learning within the heart of communities. The first community learning centre has been established in Park Barn, an area of disadvantage and social inequality In other areas we use venues provided by voluntary sector organisations such as Leatherhead Start.
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Digital Learning

In the UK there are 10 million people without access to the internet, four million among the most socially and economically disadvantaged, 39% over the age of 65 years and 38% unemployed. One third of all households do not have the internet and one in four adults have never used the internet. Meanwhile the internet and digital technology command ever greater aspects of our lives.
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Building Better Opportunities

The Big Lottery Fund supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK. It is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery and invests over £650 million a year in projects big and small in health, education, environment and charitable purposes.

Building Better Opportunities (BBO) projects are funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership works alongside other charities to deliver BBO projects, reporting to both Aspire Sussex and Romsey Community School (Surrey/Hampshire) as Lead Partners.

We deliver the following Building Better Opportunities Projects; BBO3, BBO8 and BBO Alliance...
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Other Activities

We hold occasional Community Learning Partnerships throughout the county. Their aim is to promote local collaboration between partner organisations and share vital information on local learning needs, as well as to deliver innovative solutions to local learning issues.
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