The Reigate and Banstead Community Fund provides support to local projects which tackle need and disadvantage across the borough of Reigate and Banstead.
Do you have a project in this area that could use support? If so, apply for funding by clicking the link below!
This new fund is the 8th borough/district Area Fund across the county managed by the Community Foundation for Surrey, and has been developed in partnership with Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, the Community Foundation for Surrey, and representatives from the local community.
The grant making panel is supported by the Community Foundation, and is made up of major donors, the borough council, and other local stakeholders with a knowledge and interest in the community. This model has successfully worked in other areas of the county with the Community Foundation, and provides an important local emphasis for funding in Reigate and Banstead.
Announcing our patron, Nicholas Owen
We are delighted to welcome BBC Newsreader and Reigate resident Nicholas Owen as Patron of the Reigate and Banstead Community Fund.
“I am honoured to be Patron of the Reigate and Banstead Community Fund and lend my support to this fantastic initiative.”
Examples of recent grants from the fund:
Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead Festive Feast
VARB supports and promotes the voluntary, community and faith sector, voluntary organisations and volunteering in the Borough of Reigate & Banstead.
This grant will support a Christmas dinner and a celebration event for people on their own at Christmas in Reigate and Banstead. The event brings together the most vulnerable and isolated people within the Borough together to celebrate and have fun. The grant will help towards the costs of hiring tables, entertainment, gifts, food and drink, publicity and travel expenses expenses.
Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid
A Refuge, based in East Surrey, for women and children fleeing severe domestic abuse. The service provides accommodation and support to women and children over an average period of 6 months whilst resident, and for a further 3 months once the families have resettled in new accommodation.
The grant provided welcome packs that included essential items for women and children seeking safety at the refuge, for example, household items, new bedding, towels, toiletries, food, money and toys. These packs support the women to feel valued, having often fled their homes with nothing. Through giving the families brand new items, the charity can help them by easing their worries about how they will survive.
BBC Radio Surrey, Saturday 26th October – Interview with Crispin Blunt MP
Catch Reigate MP Crispin Blunt’s conversation on BBC Radio Surrey, sharing further information about the Reigate and Banstead Communiyt Fund and how you can get involved to support it!
Listen here at 1.39 mins!
If you would like more information about the Reigate and Banstead Community Fund, please click on the button below to read more. If you are interested in donating to the Fund, please contact Laura Thurlow at the Community Foundation for Surrey.
Download the Reigate and Banstead Fund Brochure here!