Day 4. 10 Quotes of Achievement

1st August 2019

We’re delighted to have reached this incredible £10 million milestone in our grant-making to support those in need across Surrey. Its been lovely to read all the positive feedback we have received from those we work closely with. Below is just a selection of the kind words that have been shared – thank you!

  1. “As a local charity supporting Carers across Surrey to get a respite break, we too are supported by the Community Foundation for Surrey. We are thrilled to hear the organisation has reached this incredible milestone of having awarded £10 million. We will certainly aim to work together with you to ensure all charities across Surrey can continue to thrive. Thanks again.”

– Crossroads Care Surrey, Leatherhead

  1. “We like to visit the projects that we decide to support, usually in the company of a representative from the Foundation who makes the arrangements for us. Overall we have a very close and happy relationship with the personnel in the Community Foundation for Surrey and are delighted to be a small part of their reaching the £10 million mark in grants, for which we really congratulate them.”

– June & Neil Covey, The Orchid Environmental Trust

  1. “Well done to all! What a wonderful milestone achievement.”

– Mr Jonathan Lord MP, Woking

  1. “This is a fantastic achievement!! A huge well done to the team for reaching this milestone. The Community Foundation for Surrey have changed communities and countless individual lives in Surrey for the better as a result. Thank you on behalf of the charities that you support.”

Eikon Charity, Addlestone

  1. “We support women and children fleeing life threatening domestic abuse. With the support of the Community Foundation for Surrey, we’ve been able to provide vital welcome packs to the women and children that live here, that will help them set up their new lives when they leave us. Thank you for all that you do for charities in Surrey and for all the help and support you have provided RBWA!”

– Charlotte Kneer, Chief Executive, Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid

  1. “There are two statistics to celebrate here: one is the raising of £10 million from people in Surrey to support local projects. The other is that over 3,300 projects have been supported by local people in Surrey. In many cases these projects would not have got off the ground if the Community Foundation had not been able to help.”

– David Frank, Community Foundation for Surrey Chairman

  1. “We chose to partner with the Community Foundation for Surrey because they were local, offered us the opportunity to stay involved in the giving process and visit the projects we funded. We’re delighted to be part of this £10 million milestone that has supported so many inspiring charities and voluntary groups across the county.”

– Sue Gardiner, Chair of the Pargiter Trust Fund

  1. “Thank you Community Foundation for Surrey! With Government funding contraction, greater burden upon social services, you have become the pinnacle of hope within the community. Philanthropic organisations like yourselves, are needed more than ever, to fill the widening gap between cause and effect.”

– Bryan Farley, Solicitor, Panel Member and Community Foundation Ambassador

  1. “Fantastic news for the Community Foundation for Surrey in reaching the £10m mark for money awarded to Surrey charities and community groups. To the generosity to the local donors that have made it happen. 10 out of 10 to the dedicated staff at the Foundation who have done a great job of distributing it.”

– UK Community Foundations

  1. “Congratulations Community Foundation for Surrey, and many thanks for supporting Stripey Stork. Your grants have come at significant times in our journey, and have been instrumental in helping us pass on items worth £2.5m to needy families in Surrey since 2013.”

– Stripey Stork, Reigate


To find out more about the £10 million we have awarded to support charities and community groups across the county, watch our video on YouTube HERE!