The Hambledon Community Fund encourages local giving to develop a greater capacity to respond to village needs. The Fund enables people who love Hambledon to donate money for the exclusive benefit of the village 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 Hambledon to help itself now and in the future.
Why Support the Hambledon 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
- Fund projects that improve and preserve the village heritage, culture and environment
How is the fund helping the Hambledon Community?
Since the funds inception, 22 grants have been awarded to village organisations with a value just over £21,000.
The Almshouses, Cricket Club, Church, Football Club, Nursery, Heritage Society, Shop and Village Hall have all received grants. In addition, the Hambledon Community Fund purchased a defibrillator and has supported several local residents in times of need.
In the last twelve months the fund has given £1000 to the Football Club for ground improvements, £2000 to the Nursery for equipment and £1000 towards the cost of storage heaters in the Village Hall.
If you have any questions not answered here, would like to discuss fundraising ideas or if you are interested in making a donation, call Panel Chair Julie Llewelyn on 07768 033611 or contact the Community Foundation for Surrey directly.
Download the Hambledon 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 Hambledon, further information can be found here.