Response Fund

Applying for Funding

The Coronavirus Response Fund was launched to support local charities and voluntary organisations that are assisting some of Surrey’s most vulnerable people.

If your organisation

  • is delivering an emergency response to the Coronavirus pandemic or,
  • has had to significantly change the way it works as a result of the crisis or,
  • is facing increased demand as a result of the crisis

Start an application by completing the Expression of Interest form below.

Fund Aim and Priorities

To support community and voluntary groups assisting in the relief effort, in easing the immediate challenges communities are facing and to support their recovery over the coming weeks and months.
Priority will be given to voluntary organisations providing support to the most vulnerable and isolated including:

  • Older people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with mental health needs
  • People with low incomes
  • Families with young children
  • Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
  • Victims of crime such as domestic abuse
  • Disadvantaged young people

Applying for a grant

Thanks to National Lottery players, The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded £250,000 to Community Foundation for Surrey which will be used to award grants specifically aimed to support communities through the Covid-19 crisis and to further realise equality, diversity and inclusion ambitions locally.

If you are part of a local charity, community group or social enterprise and are seeking funding, you can start your application to the Coronavirus Response Fund by submitting an Expression of Interest form, using the button below.

ImportantPlease read the Eligibility Guidance and Fund Criteria and familiarise yourself with the Privacy Policy.

Please note, we are also accepting Expressions of Interest for our main grants programme and are reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Visit our Applying for Funding page for more information and how to apply. 


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