Community Foundation for Surrey Funding Programmes

CFSurrey Main Grants Programme – currently closed

The Community Foundation runs regular application rounds throughout the year. Applicants may be considered by one or several of our family of Funds so you don’t need to research all of our Funds or specify which Fund you want to apply to; just send an Expression of Interest and we will advise if we can invite a full application.

Please note we are currently closed for Expressions of Interest. We will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 27th August

Strategic funding

The Strategic Transformation Programme focuses on supporting local voluntary and community organisations to become more financially resilient. This is a rolling programme with no deadlines applications can be made at any time and will be processed where possible within 3 months. We are delighted that we have been successful in securing some more funding for the programme, read more here.

Crisis funding

We have limited funds available to support charitable organisations to address urgent cash flow needs. Crisis funding is used to bridge a gap in funding, to enable the organisation to develop sustainability and other income sources. A grant will not be awarded if there is no plan in place to improve your sustainability. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that a grant will make a material difference. This is a rolling programme with no deadlines and all applications will be processed rapidly. If you need to apply please email 

Grants for Individuals

We currently have five Funds that award grants to individuals. These are rolling programmes without deadlines and there is a separate Expression of Interest form for these Funds. We recommend you read through the Fund Guidance Notes on the Grants for Individuals page before submitting an Expression of Interest.

Mental Health Scale Up Fund – currently closed

The Mental Health Scale Up Fund is now closed to new Expressions of Interest.  You can find more about the priorities for the programme here.

Poverty Fund – currently closed

The Poverty Fund is now closed to new Expressions of Interest.

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Stages of our application process

This process can take around 3 months from our application deadline.

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    You submit an Expression of Interest Form, which is reviewed by our Grants Officers
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    You’re invited to submit a full application for funding
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    Your application is assessed. You may be contacted by our Grants Team for further information during this time
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    Your application is sent to one or more of our Donor Funds who will then decide if they would like to support your project
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    Our Grants Team let you know you’ve been successful. Time to celebrate and promote your grant!
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    You report on the outcomes of your grant. The information you provide supports your future applications and inspires other to give to local projects


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