Expression of Interest (EOI) Strategic Transformation Programme

Please read our eligibility criteria and help with your application sections before submitting an EOI.

The Strategic Transformation Fund aims to support groups to make changes which will support their sustainability and or extend their reach. Grants from our Strategic Transformation Fund may be up to £15,000.

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Expression of Interest Form

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    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.)


    To be eligible applicants need;

    • A management committee (the people who are responsible and make decisions - Trustees or Directors) of a minimum of three unrelated people.

    • A signed constitution (governing document or set of rules).

    • A bank account in the name of your group which requires two signatories / dual authorisation.

    • A Financial Policy (a document which lays out how you manage money and payments).

    • Safeguarding Policy and Procedures - we recommend that all organisations should have a safeguarding policy and if you work with children, young people, or vulnerable adults you must have a Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.

    • Your Accounts to clearly show Unrestricted and Restricted income and expenditure separately – from the moment it comes into the organisation, to the moment it is spent.

    If you are a CIC, in addition you will need to demonstrate;

    • You have a minimum of three Directors, the majority of whom are not paid employees.

    • That the salaries and benefits of any paid Directors are approved by a majority of non-executive Directors and are reasonable and proportionate to the work they do and the financial position of the organisation.

    • There are no Persons with Significant Control.

    Can you confirm that your organisation is eligible?*


    About you


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

    Funding request

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

    Project costsCapital costs

    Strategic Funding is intended to support a significant change - Please describe what you need funding for and how it will strenghten your organisation* (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?* Please only insert a number


    How much have you raised to date?* Please only insert a number


    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 WideTandridgeWaverleyWoking

    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-newsletterOther

    If 'other' please specify:

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