Surrey Flood Recovery Appeal
The Community Foundation for Surrey launched the Surrey Flood Recovery Appeal to ease the immediate difficulties faced by local people following the devastating floods and to support the recovery of local communities over the subsequent weeks and months. Surrey residents, local businesses, charities and local authorities came together to support the Appeal, which received donations totalling over £184,000.
Funding is still available to support those affected by the Surrey Floods
Priority is given to established voluntary organisations providing support to flood affected communities. Grants are available to community and voluntary groups operating in those areas of the county affected by the flooding to;
- Enable the continuation of services to vulnerable people;
- Provide information, advice, counselling and other support to help people cope with the emotional stress caused by the flooding;
- Repair and restore well-used community facilities which have been flood-damaged (in the absence of other available funding – such as through Sport England or insurance)
- Support local communities to develop future resilience.
Applying for a grant takes just two easy steps:
- Fill out our Surrey Flood expression of interest form
- We will then invite you to apply for a grant using our quick and simple online form
More details of the criteria for the funding are available here and for more information, voluntary groups can contact: Laura Thurlow, Deputy Director on 01483 409230 or by email: email@example.com
Examples of Grants awarded from the Surrey Flood Recovery Appeal:
- The Kitchen at St John's Church in Egham, which has been a community hub for those who have been severely affected by flooding. The £2,000 funding is helping meet the needs of people displaced from their homes and will also help support their recovery, through the supply of basic everyday items.
- Pitstop, whose drop-in centre in Leatherhead was flooded at Christmas, has had to move temporarily to Fetcham Village Hall. The grant of £2,000 is supporting the costs of the temporary accommodation and transport for the charity’s clients (people who are homeless, unemployed or socially isolated).
- £217 has been awarded to CornerHouse to provide weekly emotional support groups for people affected by the flooding.
- £800 has been awarded to youth charity, Eikon for the provision of counselling support and resource packs for young people in Egham who have been most severely impacted by the flooding, including those still evacuated from their homes.
- £2,000 has been awarded to St Mary's Church in Sunbury, in support of the work of Sunbury Flood Volunteers, who are helping people to clean up after the flood.
- St Pauls Church Egham Hythe has received £500 to provide a community lunch/planning meeting for all those supporting people affected by flooding and to provide activities for children.
- Youth charity East to West has been awarded £2,000 to support replacement items for young people whose clothing has been lost or destroyed in the floods.
- £2,000 was awarded to Thorpe Lea Primary School to replace outdoor equipment damaged by flood waters
- Sunbury and Walton Sea Cadets have been awarded £2,000 towards refitting their kitchen after flood damage
- Chertsey Good Neighbours received £2,000 to enable their volunteers to provide more support to vulnerable and isolated individuals who have been adversely affected by flooding. Support will include landscaping and re-stocking peoples’ gardens, repairing damage and providing social activities to bring people together after their recent distress.
The Community Foundation is also working with Runnymede and Spelthorne Citizens Advice Bureau and with Leatherhead and Dorking Citizens Advice Bureau to support individuals in Runnymede, Spelthorne and Mole Valley affected by the flooding. Individuals in need of support in Runnymede and Spelthorne please call the CAB helpline on tel: 01932 827187 for more information and to apply for assistance and for those in Mole Valley, please call 01306 876806.