Horley Edmonds Community Fund

27th April 2016

Horley-TC-Logo-v2The Horley Edmonds Community Fund is a charitable fund specifically for the benefit of Horley and its residents established with a capital sum from a bequest to Horley Town Council by the late Cyril Edmonds, a well-known builder who lived in Norwood Hill.

The Fund enables people who love Horley to donate money for the exclusive benefit of the town and its people. With your help we can help build a stronger community by supporting local causes that can make impact and that will empower Horley to help itself now and in the future.

Local charities and community groups are encouraged to apply for a small grant from the fund using the Community Foundation for Surrey’s application form here!

If you have any questions not answered here please contact

Joan Walsh, Town Clerk, Horley Town Council

town.clerk@horleytown.com

Or contact the Community Foundation directly.

 

Example grants from the fund:

Active Prospects – £300

Active Prospects (AP) supports people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs, acquired brain injury, and those with complex needs. AP has been established for over 25 years and was initially set up to manage former NHS Learning Disability services.

Funding was awarded for a Future Prospects Employability Programme to benefit people with learning disabilities. Active Prospects opened a Charity Shop in 2017 with the purpose to provide supported volunteer opportunities for people supported by the organisation (and others) to gain the skills they need to progress to paid work. Job Coaches, managers, staff and community volunteers each brought a different skill set and helped each volunteer in their journey to undertake paid work.


The Lucy Rayner Foundation – £500

The Lucy Rayner Foundation (LRF) was set up by the family of Lucy Rayner, who committed suicide at the age of 22. The aims of the Foundation are to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of depression in young adults; facilitate change in the way mental health is perceived by society and to provide emotional support and education for young adults with mental health issues and their families.

Funding was awarded for workshops and delivered in secondary schools across East Surrey to offer either stand alone or short courses of workshops informing and educating children about mental health, emotional well-being and resilience. Workshops covering important and relevant themes including self confidence, bullying, anxiety and stress, depression, self harming, anger and eating disorders were also implemented with the grant.