Fiona Strong Memorial Fund

Fiona Strong was a strong willed, kind and generous young woman, who was diagnosed with an exceptionally rare form of cancer.

The Fiona Strong Memorial Fund (FSMF) has been set up in Fiona’s legacy, to champion her strength and determination and to provide vital support to those in need in Surrey.

The FSMF awards grants to local non-profit organisations who provide support to help disadvantaged young people and or give respite care to relatives through challenging times.

To meet these aims the FSMF has decided to support the following Surrey-based charities for the forthcoming three years (2022 – 2025).

  • The Surrey Young People’s Fund distributes essential funds to persons aged 16-25 who are experiencing disadvantage in order to gain access to training, education and employment. By supporting this fund, even the smallest donation can make a huge impact on the young person’s development and aspirations.
  • Cherry Trees is a charity providing exceptional home-from-home, specialist short-break respite visits for children and young adults aged 0-19 with a range of complex disabilities including learning, physical and sensory impairments.

If you would like to contribute to Fiona’s legacy then please see the Fund’s Enthuse page. This is a simple and secure online giving platform that allows you to make an immediate online payment.

To apply for a grant from the Fiona Strong Memorial Fund please complete our Expression of Interest form.

You can also contact us at any time on 01483 478092 should you need further support.

How to give


Donations can be made at any level, either as one-off donations or spread over a period of time.

The easiest was to give is securely via the Fund’s Enthuse online giving page. You can make a one off donation or set up a regular donation.

Don’t forget Gift Aid! Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, the Fiona Strong Memorial Fund will receive an extra 25p from HM Revenue & Customs, helping your donation go further.

Apply for funding


Applying for funding is easy. Simply fill out a quick Expression of Interest Form (EOI) to start the application process.

Tell us what you want to do, and how much you would like to apply for. The EOI is designed to save you time and provide us with a little more information about your funding needs prior to making a full application.

The grants team will then review your EOI against our fund criteria and advise you if we can invite you forward to make a full application.

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