In January 2022, Shepperton Studios launched a £500,000 community fund to support local individuals, non-profit and voluntary organisations including charities, social enterprises, and community groups.
Working together with the Community Foundation for Surrey (CFSurrey), the Shepperton Studios Community Fund is being distributed through the provision of grants over ten years to benefit the Shepperton area and wider borough of Spelthorne. Areas of focus include:
- Youth Development
- Community Development
- Supporting under privileged and disadvantaged individuals and communities
Grants Awarded in 2023 to:
- Addlestone Victory Park Bowls Club
- Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA)
- Bags of Food – Jubilee Church
- Cocoon Kids
- Heathrow Special Needs Centre
More about the Fund
The Fund forms part of the Studios’ ‘Set For More’ programme which is a long-term commitment that focuses on creating opportunities for young people, investing in the local community and supporting underprivileged groups. This is in addition to the community benefits already pledged by Shepperton Studios as part of its plans to expand and improve the world-renowned facility.
Shepperton Studios approached the Community Foundation for Surrey with the ambition to set up a fund that could draw on relevant experience and knowledge of existing projects in the local area. With this knowledge, the Foundation will make well-informed grant award decisions and oversee the implementation and monitoring of projects.
“We’re excited to be delivering the Shepperton Studios Community Fund to help bridge some of the gaps presented across young people and communities within Shepperton and surrounding areas. This funding will make a real and lasting difference to those within those communities who need it most. We are most grateful to Pinewood Group Limited for helping us to achieve this.”
Rebecca Bowden, Chief Executive, Community Foundation for Surrey,
How to apply for a grant
Please note, grants will be awarded subject to meeting the Fund Criteria.
For general enquiries, please contact the Community Foundation for Surrey on 01483 478092.