SURF is Scotland's Regeneration Forum. Its overall objective is to improve the wellbeing of residents in Scotland’s disadvantaged communities.
The SURF network is the primary arena for independent debate on community regeneration in Scotland.
SURF's output includes research, seminars, conferences, international policy exchanges, study visits, an annual awards for best practice and an online policy journal.
SURF was established in 1992 as a not-for-profit social enterprise company. It is directed by a board of 20 voluntary directors drawn from across its wide cross-sector membership of over 250 organisations.
SURF members range from small community groups to large private companies, and include local authorities, housing associations, health boards, academic institutions, professional bodies, and third sector organisations.
By exchanging knowledge, experience and ideas, SURF assists the development of more successful and sustainable community regeneration policy and practice.
Through close links to government, SURF acts as a constructive channel for information, consultation and policy proposals, based on the knowledge and experience of its membership.