Expression of Interest form

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) 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 sections before submitting an EOI.

The rounds for 2022 will be themed. The next round will have a focus on Wellbeing, followed by an Equity & Inclusion focus. Please see our applying for funding page for details about the deadlines for these rounds.

Use the form below to 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;

  • Please enter the total cost of your funding need and how much has already been raised on 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. (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 don’t spend long on this form; it doesn’t have to be beautifully crafted. The purpose is to let us know what you genuinely need. Try not to spend more than 10 minutes on it.
  • If you have received funding from us in the past, you do not need to complete the ‘About us’ field, as we will already have this on file.
  • If we have any questions, we will be in touch.
  • Send us your EOI, even if you are unsure if it fits with a themed round!

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.

    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 2,000 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 2,000 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?*

    How much have you raised to date?*

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

    What age group are the people who will be supported by this activity/project?* (Select all that apply)
    Children/young peopleAdultsFamiliesOlder people (65+)


    Where will your project take place?/What geographical area will your work cover?* (Select 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

    If 'other' please specify:

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