Spelthorne Community Fund

7th April 2022

The Spelthorne Community Fund is a Fund dedicated to Spelthorne that provides support to local projects which tackle need and disadvantage across the borough, particularly supporting youth and community development.

Our ambition is to provide a significant level of sustainable funding to support and benefit local residents, community projects and voluntary groups in the Borough of Spelthorne, by bringing together local donors and stakeholders who are passionate about their local community, who can together make a difference to the area in which they live.

This fund is one of a number of borough/district Area Funds across the county managed by the Community Foundation for Surrey, developed in partnership with representatives from the local area. This model has successfully worked in other areas of the county and provides an important local emphasis for funding in Spelthorne.

The Spelthorne Community Fund is a long-term fund that people who are passionate about Spelthorne can donate to now, or leave a legacy to in the future.

How we help people

The aim of the Spelthorne Community Fund is to establish a permanent community fund to support and benefit local residents, community projects and voluntary groups in the borough of Spelthorne. With your help we can help build a stronger community by supporting local causes that can make impact and that will empower Spelthorne to help itself now and in the future.

Fund objectives

The key objectives of the fund are:

  • To create a permanent source of community capital to support and benefit voluntary and community groups, charities and local residents in Spelthorne
  • Encourage local philanthropy and raise the level of local giving from residents and local businesses

The Fund awards grants to non-profit organisations including charities, social enterprises, community groups and voluntary organisations in the Borough of Spelthorne.

Fund focus

Grants awarded focus within the following area(s):

Youth development: Initiatives that create opportunities for young people to develop their skills and support their long-term success. For example, but not limited to, investing in facilities that will be used by young people, training programmes or summer school initiatives.

Community support and development: Programmes that improve and strengthen the local community, including, but not limited to, the improvement of community facilities or community events.

Grants may fund existing services or facilities and new initiatives and can contribute to either capital costs such as funding new equipment or support on-going running costs.

Grants awarded

The Spelthorne Community Fund has recently awarded funding to:

  • Spelthorne Natural History Society

Towards the costs of analysing the ecology of a pond in a local nature reserve. This will enable the group to develop a Management Plan so that SNHS’s conservation volunteers will be able to focus on those tasks which will ensure the proper management of the pond and meadow, and which in turn will result in the creation of a more attractive open space for use by the local community.

  • Spelthorne Committee for Access Now (SCAN)

https://www.spelthorneaccess.org.uk/  to support the production of a directory of services for those with disabilities, meaning that People in the community who do not have access to computers and would otherwise remain uninformed on a range of issues which affect their wellbeing (e.g. disability rights, living cost, housing and highway issues, etc.), can now be informed of how to access help and support.

  • Cameo

To cover their work to provide a dementia support group https://www.cameodaycentres.org.uk/ . The group meets at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Lower Sunbury and welcome clients from any area who can travel to the venue. They are a friendly and caring charity run by a team of enthusiastic fun-loving people who want to enhance the lives of those living with dementia, and their families. They run daily sessions 5 days a week, Monday to Friday, and provide specialist care for people living with dementia including stimulating activities, entertainment and socialising in a safe and engaging environment, connecting and caring for people as individuals. As part of the daily session they also provide a freshly made, 2 course, hot and nutritious meal for all the clients.

Download the Spelthorne Small Grants Form here, to apply for a grant up to the value of £2,000.
For grant applications over the value of £2,000, Express your Interest here.

Peaslake Village Community Fund

27th April 2016

The Peaslake Village Community Fund is a charitable fund specifically for the benefit of Peaslake and its residents established with a capital sum from a bequest to the Peaslake Community Council by Miss Jean Brodie.

The Fund enables people who love Peaslake 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 Peaslake to help itself now and in the future.

Each year the fund awards a grant to support a Christmas lunch for the elderly of the village of Peaslake, known as the Jean Brodie Memorial Lunch.

 

Why Support the Peaslake Community Fund?

As a village our needs are very specific, and local people are often faced with reduced access to facilities and funding. Our dedicated panel of local residents award grants to:

  • Help older or disadvantaged residents combat isolation and stay happy, healthy and included
  • Increase facilities, training, skills and experience for young people
  • Support village activities, services and community focal points such as the Village Hall
  • Fund projects that improve and preserve the village heritage, culture and environment

Download the Peaslake Small Grants Form here, to apply for a grant up to the value of £2,000.
For grant applications over the value of £2,000, Express your Interest here.

If you’re interested in leaving a legacy to Peaslake, further information can be found here.