Haslemere Challice Community Fund


The Haslemere Challice Community Fund is a fund specifically for the benefit of Haslemere and its residents. The fund was established in partnership with the Challice Trust, originally established from a bequest made to the Haslemere community by Mrs Ruth Challice Bush in 1962. By working together we offer a fund that enables and encourages local giving so that we can develop a greater capacity to respond to local needs.

Since establishing the Fund has built an endowment of over £1million to support Haslemere and its residents. Donations from local residents, legacies, and funds raised in the Bordon, Liphook and Haslemere Charity’s Haslemere Charity shop have contributed to this significant milestone. As the fund continues to grow, the income generated increases the fund’s capacity to give. In 2015-16 year grants of over £26,000 were awarded to support local community projects.

Why support the Haslemere Challice Community Fund?

As a town 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 local activities, services and community focal points
  • Fund projects that improve and preserve the village heritage, culture and environment

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.

How to give

This is a long-term fund that people can either donate to now, or leave a legacy to in the future. Donations can be made at any level, either as one-off donations or spread over a period of time. They can be donated as gifts of cash, legacies, shares, property or land.

To donate, contact us for more information or simply send a cheque payable to the Haslemere Challice Community Fund to:

Community Foundation for Surrey, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4BB

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

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