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The Community Foundation for Surrey is an independent charitable foundation that brings together people and organisations who wish to give to the community with voluntary organisations providing positive solutions to the many challenges within our communities.

Companies, individuals, families and trusts can establish a fund with the Foundation, which supports a growing programme of grant-making to communities.

The Community Foundation for Surrey is part of a national network of 47 Community Foundations, one of the fastest growing philanthropic movements in the UK. Founded in the heart of local communities, each Community Foundation is unique, identifying local needs and mobilising local resources.

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Thank you to everyone that came together to help us tell our story…

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Reasons to give to your community

There has been a


increase in hospital admissions of under 16s due to eating disorders in the last 12 months


Funding applications received by CFS for projects supporting mental health have increased by


in the last year

In Surrey, we know that there are an estimated


victims of domestic abuse

It is estimated that in Surrey


children live in households where a parent is suffering domestic abuse

The trend in current levels of homelessness differs greatly across the county, with homelessness increasing the most between Q2 2019 and Q3 2020 in Woking (70.9%)

Our news

Grants Awards – CFSurrey Awards Over £360k in Grants to 54 Organisations in Surrey!

We’re thrilled to have supported 54 local organisations in Surrey with £360,164 in grant funding. READ MORE

Much needed funds flying in!

Surrey charities and community groups were celebrating this month as we announced the recipients of £35,000 from round one of the 2023 Gatwick Foundation Fund. READ MORE

Woking community groups receive essential funds through a local council partnership.

In our latest round of grant funding we have awarded £166,056 to 24 voluntary and community groups of which £144,694 was awarded from the Woking Borough Council Community Fund. READ MORE

Thank you to all our Funder Plus Volunteers!

Volunteers are vital to the Community Foundation for Surrey, supporting grant seekers striving to aid those in need. READ MORE


Latest case studies – the impact of giving to your community

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