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We support local charities, community and voluntary groups in Surrey whose work benefits our communities.

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We are a philanthropic charity established to inspire local giving for local needs. We work with voluntary groups providing vital services to local disadvantaged people, as well as donors who want to give to causes they care about.

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We support local charities, community and voluntary groups in Surrey whose work benefits our communities.

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We are part of a national network of 46 Community Foundations, one of the fastest growing philanthropic movements in the U.K.

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We support local charities, community and voluntary groups in Surrey whose work benefits our communities.

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We operate an efficient grant process in order to make your application with us as simple as possible. Our dedicated and friendly Grants Officers are on hand to help you with your application at any stage.

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We support local charities, community and voluntary groups in Surrey whose work benefits our communities.

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We enable donors to make meaningful connections with Surrey charities in need, providing the donor the opportunity to support causes that they are passionate about, which has a positive impact on the local community.

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Transforming local communities with the power of philanthropy

Surrey is one of the largest counties in Britain with a population of over a million people. While it is a largely affluent county, this apparent prosperity masks pockets of high deprivation which can often be neglected and lead to some marked inequalities.

The Community Foundation for Surrey is a philanthropic charity established to inspire local giving for local needs. We work with donors who want to give something back to their local communities and voluntary groups providing vital services for local people and disadvantaged individuals.

Latest news and events


Community Foundation for Surrey celebrates £500k awarded in grants to local groups since April 2018!

The Community Foundation for Surrey, this week, has reached over £500k awarded in grants for the benefit of local communities READ MORE

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Revitalising trusts to support local communities

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a new Civil Society Strategy which aims to build stronger communities by bringing READ MORE

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Grants Support Volunteer

The Community Foundation for Surrey is a philanthropic charity established in 2005 to inspire local giving for local needs. We READ MORE

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Uncover Surrey


While Surrey is a largely affluent county, this apparent prosperity masks pockets of high deprivation.

Our report, Surrey Uncovered, pinpoints these inequalities to guide funders and philanthropists on future areas of support. It reveals the reality of living in Surrey for those that are struggling and need help.

30,000

carers are over the age of 65

It is estimated that

24,000

girls and women in Surrey aged 16-59 have been the victim of domestic abuse

22,640

children live in poverty in Surrey

of looked after children obtain 5+ GCSE A-C grades

Latest case studies


Giving struggling children a change of scene

Change of Scene provides a place of tranquillity and positive experiences for children from educationally, economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds who READ MORE

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Mane Chance Sanctuary

I recently had the pleasure of visiting one of the inspiring Surrey charities that we support – Mane Chance Sanctuary. READ MORE

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Keeping young people fit and healthy with Total Football

We awarded a grant of £5,300 to Mole Valley charity, Leatherhead Youth Project. This grant funded their ‘Total Football’ programme, a READ MORE

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Nigel, Alison & family

"No one is as effective at linking donors with charitable organisations and ensuring that our support is used to the best effect."

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Bryan

"The Foundation is a perfect vehicle for small trusts to become a part as they experience the benefits without the burdens."

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Rodney & Linda

"We have our own fund that focuses on our interests and we can be as involved as we wish."

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