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Sports

We allocate funding to help people to access and enjoy sport who would not otherwise have the opportunity.
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Arts

Funding is available to help those access the arts, including music, art and culture.
If you have a project under this theme, send an Expression of Interest today.

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Environment

We provide funding for projects that help to enhance landscapes and lives. Do you have an environmental project that needs support?

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Health and Wellbeing

We fund projects that help and encourage health and wellbeing within the community. If you have a project that supports this theme, fill in an Expression of Interest form today.

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Education and Skills

We provide funding for projects supporting education and skills. Do you have a project we can help?

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Disadvantage and Exclusion

Funding is available to help combat disadvantage and exclusion. Could this funding help you?

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We support local charities, community and voluntary groups in Surrey whose work benefits our communities. We welcome applications from both new and established groups and also have two funds that award grants to support individuals.

How to apply to the Community Foundation for Surrey

The Community Foundation for Surrey is experiencing unprecedented demand and has distributed over £2 million in grants since April.  We know that many of you urgently require funds so you can carry on providing your essential support to vulnerable and disadvantaged people.  We are committed to supporting and responding to the needs of our applicants as quickly as possible but hope you will understand any delay in determining your application.

Coronavirus Response Fund Phase 1: grants up to £5,000 for immediate work supporting vulnerable people during the pandemic and helping to adapt how you deliver safely in a social distanced world.

Coronavirus Response Fund 2: grants up to £25,000 for work supporting disadvantaged people groups during the pandemic and preparing to respond to increased need. Start an application with an Expression of Interest. Due to the level of demand groups invited to make a full application from 1st August are likely to receive a decision in mid to late September.

Community Foundation for Surrey Donor Funds: We are still accepting Expressions of Interest for our main grants programme and the grants team will be pleased to advise you on whether we can invite an application. Please read the application guidance.  

Funding to support groups addressing the Community Foundation Priority areas

Our priorities for funding:
Health & Wellbeing Advance people’s physical and mental health, wellbeing and safety
Education & Skills Improve life skills, education, employability and enterprise
Disadvantage & Exclusion Promote reduction of isolation and disadvantage and access to local services
Stronger Communities Maximise ability to strengthen community cohesion and build social capacity

In addition, our funds will support Arts Culture and Heritage and Environment projects where they address social welfare and community need.
Please note new applications received over the coming months will be assessed and responded to on a rolling basis.  Please consider how this will affect your proposed project start dates.

Meet our Grants team for advice on funding and applications. Click here for dates!

Featured Funds


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Surrey Youth Opportunities Fund

Supporting young people most in-need to increase confidence, build positive relationships, impart skills and improve wellbeing.

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The Pargiter Trust Fund

Supporting older people over 65 to be independent, healthy and socially included.

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Supporting groups looking to reach new levels of achievement, efficiency and sustainability.

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Steps to a Successful Application

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 goes to our Grants Policy Group where it is decided whether your application can be put to our Donors
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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

Our grant-making


  • 2020/21 Awards to date

  • 350 grants

  • £2,109,160

  • Total awarded in grants (since establishing)
    £13,793,868
  • Total number of grants awarded (since establishing)
    4,042
  • Applications received this year that have been funded
    72%

How our grants make a difference


Building relationships and growing with our young people

It is currently unknown what the long-term effects of lockdown and the pandemic will have on young people and their mental health. east to west is a Surrey based charity supporting over 1,000 local children, young people and their families. We learn how their effective mental health support is a long-term commitment, investing time and energy into developing trusting relationships with their young people. READ MORE

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Coming together to address Domestic Abuse in Surrey

According to Charlotte Kneer, Chief Executive of Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid, the county of Surrey is a “leading example” of a local authority that recognises the critical need of these safe refuge spaces for women fleeing domestic abuse. Find out how, together with local partners, we are supporting this prevalent Surrey issue. READ MORE

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Emergency Response to lockdown

When the early talks of a lockdown were underway, Emergency Response groups were already thinking about how to gather community volunteers and get support to those that most needed it, fast! READ MORE

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