Young People
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Young People

supporting the range of challenges faced by young people

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Young People

supporting the range of challenges faced by young people

Wellbeing
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Wellbeing

Advance people's wellbeing, physical and mental health and safety

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Wellbeing

Advance people's wellbeing, physical and mental health and safety

Equity & Inclusion
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Equity & Inclusion

Reduce disadvantage and increase access to services, strengthen community cohesion and build social capacity

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Equity & Inclusion

Reduce disadvantage and increase access to services, strengthen community cohesion and build social capacity

How to apply to the Community Foundation for Surrey

Applying starts with submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) – this is a simple form where you can tell us what you need to fund. Don’t overthink it or spend too much time on it. If you have several projects you can send several EOI. Complete the EOI form by clicking the link below and the Grants Team will be pleased to advise you on whether we can invite an application.

For guidance, the average grant size from our Donor Funds is £6,000 – £7,000, and we may be able to secure in excess of £10,000 on occasion. Please enter the total you require for your project in the form below; we truly wish to know what your organisation needs. If we can identify a suitable Donor but feel we are unlikely to be able to secure the required amount, we will instead invite a lower amount and inform you of this. Please note, grants in excess of £15,000 from our Donor Funds are possible but unusual.

Please visit our What we Fund page for a full list of what we do and do not fund and our Eligibility Guidance.

In 2022 our application rounds will be themed:

Wellbeing – Advance the wellbeing, physical and mental health and safety of people of all ages.

Please submit your Expression of Interest by 9am on Monday 11th July.
The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 25th July 2022.
Funding outcomes will be provided in November.

Equity & Inclusion – Reduce disadvantage and increase access to services, strengthen community cohesion and build social capacity.

Please submit your Expression of Interest by 9am on Monday 26th September.
The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 10th October.
Funding outcomes will be provided in February 2023.

*Further information on the types of projects supported can be found by clicking each theme title above

Young People – Supporting the range of challenges faced by young people.

The deadline for this round has now passed. Thank you to all those who have submitted an application.
Funding outcomes will be provided in August.

Within each funding round we are also interested in helping groups build capacity and environmental engagement projects which address social welfare or community need.

Help with your application

We have produced guidance on how to apply, where to seek additional help and how to overcome potential issues with the application form here.

We have devised the themes so that there is considerable crossover with the type of projects that will be funded each round. We expect that many groups will be successful in securing funding in multiple rounds. For example, a group focused on improving the mental health of under 25s might wish to apply in both the “Young Persons” and “Wellbeing” rounds. Whereas a group tackling isolation amongst older people might like to apply for both the “Wellbeing” and “Equity and Inclusion” rounds.

If you require funding for issues other than crisis response or for projects that do not fit within our themed rounds we still wish to hear from you and welcome your EOI. Every EOI we receive helps us understand what groups genuinely need and our Grants Team can advise you of the most suitable funding options that you may not have considered.

Further Funding

Alternative sources of funding

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We encourage every group to look at a variety of potential sources of funding and regularly update our list of external funders to help you find the one that matches your needs perfectly

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Alternative sources of funding

We encourage every group to look at a variety of potential sources of funding and regularly update our list of external funders to help you find the one that matches your needs perfectly

Funding surgeries

Funding Surgeries

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If you would like some advice and support with your funding request, you can book an appointment to meet with a member of our Grants Team. This is a chance to have a 1-to-1 appointment with a Grants Officer to discuss your funding needs.

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Funding Surgeries

If you would like some advice and support with your funding request, you can book an appointment to meet with a member of our Grants Team. This is a chance to have a 1-to-1 appointment with a Grants Officer to discuss your funding needs.

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 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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