Our Vision

Making a lasting difference in the community

Communilab is a highly innovative project brought to you by local charity—Surrey Youth Focus.

Communilab has been running in Surrey for the past 3 years and successfully brought together businesses and youth charities to address social and economic needs . We are now looking to grow this network to enable more businesses to make a difference in their communities and significantly improve the lives of young people.




“Increasingly companies are taking a more sophisticated and smarter approach in which corporate responsibility is no longer just an add-on but is ingrained in the very DNA of a business and helps them to deliver on an integrated social purpose.”  from Corporate Giving by the FTSE 100 by the Charities Aid Foundation.

Social Value Journey

Wherever you are on your social value journey from little previous experience to a mature system, Surrey Youth Focus is able to help you deepen your engagement with the youth community in Surrey - Cate Newnes-Smith, CEO, Surrey Youth Focus


Communilab is brought to you by Surrey Youth Focus, Registered Charity Number: 1093718, Company Limited by Guarantee: 7531644



Come along to one of our specialist events to learn more about young people and Social Value in Surrey. You will find in depth information and expertise on a range of topics such as: reaching those most in need, safeguarding, trustee matchmaking, creative fundraising, employee volunteering best practice etc

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Customised Projects

Using our extensive knowledge of the sector we will work with you to identify a ‘best fit’ Social Value solution based on your customised needs, ensuring your Social Value strategy is designed to meet the needs of the community and serve your business objectives.

This can also include impact measurement to quantify the difference that your charitable work is making to the community.

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Volunteering Projects

Many companies in Surrey are using volunteering as part of a package of benefits to serve their recruitment and retention objectives. However, it takes a lot of staff time to build up the knowledge and contacts required to make these schemes a success. We can help reduce this burden by helping you set up and operate a volunteering scheme and broker opportunities for you. Your volunteering might include skills exchange, team volunteering and mentoring. We are also about to launch a new Professional Development Network.

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If you are looking for routes to raise your brand profile to businesses, youth organisations and young people, then talk to us about sponsorship. Surrey Youth Focus works collaboratively with businesses to identify and implement sponsorship packages that work for you. Opportunities include our own and other charities’ events, publications and social media presence.

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Main Sponsor