Daybreak and The Martindale Club are the first recipients of grants from the Hitachi Capital Fund, set up in partnership with the Community Foundation for Surrey.
Daybreak was awarded a grant of £800 to support the opening of a second day of this popular respite care centre. Daybreak supports older people and those with long-term illnesses and disabilities in Staines-upon-Thames.
These sessions will enable more people to benefit from the centre especially those needing additional care. The centre provides vital respite for carers as well social activities and gentle exercise classes.
The Community Foundation for Surrey has successfully met its target of raising £1 million for local community and voluntary groups in the county thanks to generous donors and Surrey residents.
The Community First campaign has been running for the past year to encourage local people to donate to the Community Foundation for Surrey and take advantage of the Government’s offer to match £1 to every £2 donated.
The money raised has created new permanent funds which have been invested. The income earned by the funds is used to provide ongoing funding to support local charities, community and voluntary groups in perpetuity.
Surrey’s high need communities are benefitting from funding thanks to generous people who donated to Comic Relief. The Community Foundation for Surrey is working with Comic Relief to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of disadvantaged people in the county.
A small proportion of funding is available to local community and voluntary groups in Surrey that respond to local economic needs, increase local services, build skills of local people and increase community cohesion. The Foundation also supports sports projects that increase access to sport and exercise for people who face social isolation.