Henry Smith Charity – County Grants


The Community Foundation for Surrey is working in partnership with the Henry Smith Charity to deliver this Surrey County Grants Scheme. The Henry Smith Charity aims to bring about lasting change to people’s lives, helping them to benefit from and contribute to society. The charity achieve this by funding organisations that work with people to reduce social and economic disadvantage.




Grant Type: Core costs & project costs

Maximum grant available: Grants are available of up to £10,000 for one year grant, or £20,000 for a multi-year grant which can be spread over

2 – 3 years

Deadlines: This is a rolling programme. Applications are accepted at anytime and are without a fixed deadline.


Brief Description

Grants for not-for-profit organisations and registered charities that are addressing need within Surrey.



To be eligible, groups must have an annual income of under £250,000 or under £1 million if the organisation’s activities are countywide. Please refer to The Henry Smith Charity’s website for information on what they fund and what they do not normally fund.


Example Grants by the County Grant Scheme

Freewheelers Theatre and Media Ltd – £20,000 towards two years’ salary of the Operations Manager at a project in Surrey providing opportunities for people with disabilities to produce and participate in theatre, film, music and dance.

GASP Motor Project – £20,000 towards two years’ running costs of a project providing courses in motor mechanics for at risk young people in Surrey.

Home-Start Surrey Heath – £10,000 towards one year’s running costs of a Home-Start working with disadvantaged families in Surrey.

Mid Surrey Mencap – £3,600 towards one year’s running costs of a summer play scheme for children and young people with learning disabilities in Surrey.

North Surrey Afasic – £3,500 towards one year’s running costs of a project in Surrey providing activities and support for children and young people affected by speech and language impairment.

Bridge Project (Woking) – £3,333 towards two years’ running costs of a project in Surrey providing mentoring and support to dependent drinkers to help them abstain from alcohol.

Age Concern Farncombe – £10,000 towards one year’s running costs of a project in Surrey that helps ensure isolated older people can access a day centre.

Brigitte Trust – £5,000 towards one year’s salary of the Service & Development Manager at a project providing support at home to people with life-threatening conditions in Surrey and West Sussex.



To apply, please refer to the County Grants guidelines and application form on The Henry Smith Charity website and apply directly to them.

Please note, applications to this fund can take up to 6 months for an outcome.



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