Message for groups in Surrey regarding Coronavirus

16th March 2020

Funding response to the Coronavirus outbreak – updated 18th March 5pm

The National Emergencies Trust has today launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities to support those individuals suffering hardship as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. The National Emergencies Trust will distribute money raised through a number of charitable organisations including local Community Foundations, to ensure it reaches those who need it most. Community Foundations are well placed to support local charities to overcome challenges presented by this ongoing emergency and we stand ready to support our county.

Details of the NET fund and criteria for groups to apply for funding will follow in the next few days.

We are also exploring other urgent opportunities to address local funding needs arising from the current situation. Please bear with us whilst we work with our local partners and donors – you can keep up to date on our social media feeds and by checking back on our website.

A message for our grant recipients regarding Coronavirus, 17th March:

The Community Foundation for Surrey team are now remote-working in accordance with the latest advice. If you need to reach a team member directly then please email us individually, using the format. For grant application and funding enquiries please email, and for general enquiries, email, and if you do need to reach us by phone then call 01483 478092, which will connect you with one of our team working remotely.

We want to reassure organisations funded by the Community Foundation for Surrey that we are keen to support you through this uncertain time and to be flexible in the face of the challenges we will all face.

We understand that it might be difficult for you to meet the outcomes of your grant when staff and volunteers may not be available, events and activities may need to be postponed or cancelled or services provided in different ways.

Where you need to make changes to how you deliver your work, we want to be supportive and not delay your decision-making. You don’t need to take the time to tell us about changes or delays where these remain within the overall spirit/aims of our grant – unless a chat would be helpful.

The Community Foundation for Surrey team

To speak to our team:

Call 01483 478092

Or email