Expression of Interest form – Groups

The application deadlines for 2022 will be themed towards the following issues: Young People, Wellbeing and Equity & Inclusion. Please see our Applying for Funding page for details. Expressions of Interest are welcome at any time, and will be assigned to the most appropriately themed funding round. We recommend you read our Eligibility Criteria and Help with your Application document before submitting an Expression of Interest.

There is no deadline for Expressions of Interest requesting crisis or emergency funding and these will be assessed on a rolling basis.

Using the form below, please tell us what you want to do and how much you would like to apply for. Our Grants Team will cross-reference your request against the criteria of our 80+ Donor Funds. If we have a Donor Fund which may be able to support your request, we will invite you to apply and let you know the deadline to submit your application.

For guidance, the average grant size from our Donor Funds is £6,000 – £7,000, and we may be able to offer in excess of £10,000 on occasion. Please enter the total cost of your project and how much you need to raise in the form below; we truly wish to know what your organisation needs. If we can identify a suitable Donor Fund but feel we are unlikely to be able to secure the required amount, we will recommend that you apply for a lower amount.

Please note that we do not award retrospective grants – be sure to allow plenty of time to go through the grants process. We would recommend you allow a minimum of 3 months from the deadline date.

Send us your EOI, even if you are unsure if it fits with a themed round!

    About you

    *indicates a required field


    Have you read our Eligibility Guidance and confirmed that your organisation is eligible?*

    What does your organisation do? (Max 2000 characters) *

    Funding request

    What does your organisation need funding for? * (Select all that apply)
    Project costsCore costsCapital costs

    Does your work specifically benefit residents living within the borders of the county of Surrey (the 11 boroughs and districts under Surrey County Council)? *

    Please describe what you need funding for * (Max 2000 characters)

    What is the total cost of your project? (Please only insert a number: the form will not accept £ or , symbols) *

    How much funding are you requesting from the Community Foundation? (Please only insert a number: the form will not accept £ or , symbols) *

    How much have you raised to date? (Please only insert a number: the form will not accept £ or , symbols) *

    When are you hoping to start your project/funded activity? (Please note we do not award retrospective grants.) *


    What age group are the beneficiaries of the activity/project you are looking to fund? * (Select all that apply)
    Children/young peopleAdultsFamiliesOlder people (65+)


    Where will your project take place?/What geographical area will your work cover? * (Tick all that apply)
    ElmbridgeEpsom & EwellGuildfordMole ValleyReigate & BansteadRunnymedeSpelthorneSurrey HeathSurrey WideTandridgeWaverleyWokingOther

    Specify the ward/village/specific area the project will take place in if possible:

    How did you hear about us? *

    Received/applied for a grant previouslyCVS/ referral funding organisationUKCF/another Community FoundationInternet searchSocial mediaE-newsletter

    Other please specify:

    In order to process your Expression of Interest and potentially invite an application we need to record your details on our database* Please tick the box to acknowledge that you give permission for us to hold your data for grant making purposes.

    *The information will not be shared with any other party without your explicit permission. Our full privacy policy can be viewed by clicking here


    Would you like to receive our grants e-bulletin with information about future funding opportunities and application deadlines?

    By ticking the box below, you are agreeing that we can contact you via email with our grants e-bulletin and hold your data. We promise to treat your data with respect; we will never sell it and we will store it securely. You can unsubscribe from these emails and withdraw your consent at any time.

    Please add me to the grants e-bulletin mailing list

    To read our full privacy policy, please click here.