Expression of Interest (EOI)

EOIs are welcome at any time. This one form is the route to access all our available funding. Please read our eligibility criteria and help with your application sections before submitting an EOI.

Hints and tips

    • Don’t spend long on this form; it doesn’t have to be beautifully crafted. The purpose is to let us know what you genuinely need. Try not to spend more than 10 minutes on it.
    • To help us match your request to our Funds please use the EOI to tell us:
        • What you want to do
        • Who you want to help
        • How you are going to do it
        • Why it needs to be done.
    • Do enter the total cost of your funding need and how much has already been raised; we truly wish to know what your organisation needs. If we feel we are unlikely to secure the required amount, we will recommend that you apply for a lower amount.
    • The average grant size from our Donor Funds is £6,000 – £7,000, and we may be able to offer in excess of £10,000 on occasion.
    • If you have received funding from us in the past, you do not need to complete the ‘What does your organisation do?’ field, as we will already have this on file. Do tell us of any changes.
    • Don’t worry – if we have any questions, we will be in touch.
    • Do send us your EOI, even if you are unsure if it fits with a theme!


EOIs are reviewed each quarter, with the strongest fits to our Donor Funds being invited to submit a full application. The deadline for EOIs for the next round is 9am Monday 29th January 2024. If you are invited to apply, the deadline for full applications is 9am Monday 25th March 2024. Funding decisions will be available in June 2024. 

Please note that we do not award retrospective grants – be sure to allow plenty of time to go through the grants process.


    About you

    *indicates a required field


    Have you read our Eligibility Guidance and confirmed that your organisation is eligible?*


    What does your organisation do?* (Max 2,000 characters)

    Funding request

    What does your organisation need funding for?* (Select all that apply)

    Project costsCore costsCapital costs

    Our funding is restricted for the benefit of Surrey residents. We are unable to consider requests for funding for people outside of Surrey. Does your work specifically benefit residents living within the borders of the county of Surrey* (The 11 boroughs and districts under Surrey County Council)?


    Please describe what you need funding for* (Max 2,000 characters)

    What is the total cost of your project?* (Please only insert a number: the form will not accept £ or , symbols)


    How much funding are you requesting from the Community Foundation?*


    How much have you raised to date?*


    When are you hoping to start your project/funded activity?* (Please note we cannot award retrospective grants.)

    What age group are the people who will be supported by this activity/project?* (Select all that apply)

    Children/young peopleAdultsFamiliesOlder people (65+)


    Where will your project take place?/What geographical area will your work cover?* (Select all that apply)

    ElmbridgeEpsom & EwellGuildfordMole ValleyReigate & BansteadRunnymedeSpelthorneSurrey HeathSurrey WideTandridgeWaverleyWokingOther

    Specify the ward/village/specific area the project will take place in if possible:

    How did you hear about us?*

    Received/applied for a grant previouslyCVS/ referral funding organisationUKCF/another Community FoundationInternet searchSocial mediaE-newsletterReferred from Woking Borough Council Grants SchemeOther

    If 'other' please specify:

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