Community Fund for Reigate and Banstead Coronavirus Appeal

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We support local charities, community and voluntary groups in Surrey whose work benefits our communities.

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We are a Community Fund dedicated to our local area providing support to charitable projects tackling identified local needs across the borough.

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We support local charities, community and voluntary groups in Surrey whose work benefits our communities.

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The easiest way to donate to the Reigate and Banstead Coronavirus Appeal is via the Fund’s Virgin Money Giving page.

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We support local charities, community and voluntary groups in Surrey whose work benefits our communities.

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"I'm honoured to be Patron of the Reigate and Banstead Community Fund and lend my support to this fantastic initiative."
BBC Newsreader and Fund Patron

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We urgently need more donations to help our local voluntary sector conduct Coronavirus relief work in Reigate and Banstead

All grants from the Fund are now being made specifically to local charities and projects that need financial support to provide their services to assist with the Coronavirus response.

All donations are welcome and will make an important difference to the voluntary sector Covid-19 response in Reigate and Banstead.

Please click here to donate

 

The Need

Despite being one of the wealthiest boroughs in England, Reigate and Banstead has unseen pockets of hardship and need in areas such as mental health, care for the elderly, poverty, homelessness, and domestic abuse. The borough also contains the most deprived ward in Surrey and many, often underfunded, sports and community clubs.

The Fund and How to Give

The Community Fund for Reigate and Banstead is a new and growing philanthropic fund that provides support specifically to local projects which tackle need, disadvantage, and community participation across the borough of Reigate and Banstead. Run by volunteers, and managed by the Community Foundation for Surrey (CFS), The Fund, comprising donations from individual residents and local companies, has a long-term endowment fund for future growth, and a grants fund from which disbursements are made to local charities and good causes on a regular basis

Please donate to help your local community at this critical time, by clicking the following button:

No matter how much or how little you give, your donation will go to a really important local good cause.

 

*Recent donations into the Community Fund for Reigate and Banstead have been generously match funded by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, who set out to match-fund new donations up to (a total of) £10k made to the fund until 31 March 2020. Contributions from local companies SES Water and Concept Financial Planning, has resulted in £46,500 that will significantly support local projects across the Borough, bringing this opportunity to a close.

The Community Foundation for Surrey thanks SES Water, Concept Financial Planning and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council for their generosity towards this new local Fund, and looks forward to supporting even more vital local causes with this funding boost!

“As a small local company deeply embedded in the communities we serve, we are not seen as just a supplier of water and we don’t want to just deliver great service for our customers – we want to play an active part in improving the areas we are privileged to serve.”

– Cat Holland, Head of Communications at SES Water

If you have a project in the area of Reigate and Banstead that needs support, submit your interest today. Please note the Community Foundation for Surrey’s next deadline for applications is 17th April.


Beneficiaries of the Fund

To date, the Fund has awarded £14,000 to seven local charities and has over £100,000 invested in its endowment fund.

 

Recent Grant Awards

We were delighted to be able to distribute more grants to local good causes at our panel meeting on 10th January 2020 – these were as follows:

Sight for Surrey for communication classes in Redhill for the visually impaired

Princess Alice Hospice for a community allotment in Banstead

Age Concern Redhill and Reigate to continue their valuable work with elderly people

This total of £6,500 worth of grants adds to the £7,500 granted in July 2019 as follows:

Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead (VARB) Festive Feast to support a Christmas Day dinner and a celebration event for people on their own at Christmas in Reigate and Banstead

Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid to provide welcome packs that include essential items for women and children seeking safety at the refuge

Welcare to fund a play Worker, supporting local vulnerable families with young children

Loveworks to support the local Foodbanks

 

Our Grants Fund Panel

Our independent grant making panel is supported by the Community Foundation for Surrey, Crispin Blunt MP for Reigate, and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, and is made up of local stakeholders and donors with a knowledge and interest in the community.

More information

More information about the Reigate and Banstead Community Fund can be found withing the Fund’s Brochure here. If you are interested in donating to the Fund, please contact Laura Thurlow at the Community Foundation for Surrey.

01483 478092
Laura@cfsurrey.org.uk


 

Crispin Blunt MP presents 2020 winner of Reigate and Banstead Writes competition with her prize – Monday 15th June

Orla McNally, a pupil at Reigate Grammar School, is the winner of R&B Writes 2020. Orla received her prize, sponsored by the Community Fund for Reigate and Banstead, from Crispin Blunt MP. Read more here!

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 Community Fund and how you can get involved to support it!

Listen here at 1.39 mins!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07pwb69 


How to Give


The Reigate and Banstead Community Fund 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.

The easiest way to donate is via the Fund’s Virgin Money Giving page, a simple and secure method of online giving. If you’d like to make a bank transfer, please contact us for more information. 

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 Reigate and Banstead Community 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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