The Spelthorne Community Fund is a new Community Fund dedicated to Spelthorne that provides support to local projects which tackle need and disadvantage across the borough.
Our ambition is to provide a significant level of sustainable funding to support and benefit local residents, community projects and voluntary groups in the Borough of Spelthorne, by bringing together local donors and stakeholders who are passionate about their local community, who can together make a difference to the area in which they live.
This new fund will be the 9th borough/district Area Fund across the county managed by the Community Foundation for Surrey, developed in partnership with representatives from the local area. This model has successfully worked in other areas of the county and provides an important local emphasis for funding in Spelthorne.
The Spelthorne Community Fund will be a long-term fund that people who are passionate about Spelthorne will be able to donate to now, or leave a legacy to in the future.
How we help people
The aim of the Spelthorne Community Fund is to establish a permanent community fund to support and benefit local residents, community projects and voluntary groups in the borough of Spelthorne. With your help we can help build a stronger community by supporting local causes that can make impact and that will empower Spelthorne to help itself now and in the future.
The key objectives of the fund are:
- To create a permanent source of community capital to support and benefit voluntary and community groups, charities and local residents in Spelthorne
- Encourage local philanthropy and raise the level of local giving from residents and local businesses
The Fund will award grants to non-profit distributing organisations including charities, social enterprises, community groups and voluntary organisations in the Borough of Spelthorne.
Grants awarded will focus within the following area(s):
Youth development: Initiatives that create opportunities for young people to develop their skills and support their long-term success. For example, but not limited to, investing in facilities that will be used by young people, training programmes or summer school initiatives.
Community support and development: Programmes that improve and strengthen the local community, including, but not limited to, the improvement of community facilities or community events.
Grants may fund existing services or facilities and new initiatives and can contribute to either capital costs such as funding new equipment or support on-going running costs.