Surrey Community Fund


Our Surrey Community Fund awards grants to a range of projects which support priority and emerging needs across Surrey.

Our Surrey Community Fund awards grants to a range of projects which support priority and emerging needs across Surrey.

The Surrey Community Fund (SCF) was originally established in 2006 and since then has been used in various ways to address identified gaps and funding needs.

The Fund supports current and emerging needs in communities across the county, and using our local knowledge and expertise, enables us to be pro-active and responsive in addressing critical issues identified at any one time.

Over recent years, we have identified areas of focus for a given period, such as mental health, ethnic minority communities, and support for women and girls.

The focus of the Fund during 2021-22 will be very much in line with the Community Foundation for Surrey’s overall priorities for grant-making:

Health & wellbeing

Opportunities for education and training

Promoting inclusion & overcoming disadvantage

Empowering communities


The Fund is currently supporting two major areas of concern across the county:

1). Afghan Refugees in Surrey

Local people and partners across Surrey are currently helping with the repatriation of Afghan migrants to the UK. Surrey is a welcoming county, and it is important we work together to ensure those fleeing to the UK can be housed safely, and access the appropriate support services. While the immediate need is to find accommodation to house people once they have completed their stay through Managed Quarantine Service hotels, there are wider needs to be considered, including health, social integration and basic supplies.

Due to operational and logistical challenges, as well as COVID-19 control considerations, we are asking that any donations into the Surrey Community Fund at this point are financial ones.

This is a new and emerging situation and we are currently working closely with local partners to understand emergency funding requirements as well as longer-term need.

2). Recovery from COVID-19

In 2020 we delivered the Surrey Coronavirus Response Fund, generating income to provide emergency response grants to charitable organisations providing direct action to those impacted by the virus.

At the time of writing, many of the inequalities that already existed in Surrey are now more prevalent due to COVID-19, and new challenges have arisen as a direct result of the virus.

Our aim now is to help local residents and communities to cope and recover from COVID-19, bringing hope to local people’s lives and empowering communities to move forwards.

With your help, we can continue to get funding to where it is most needed and empower local communities to cope, recover and rebuild effectively.

You can donate securely online via our Virgin Money Giving page.

Alternatively, you can donate via bank transfer or cheque using the details below.

You can apply for a grant from our Surrey Community Fund by filling out our Expression of Interest Form.

How to give

This 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.

You can donate directly into our Surrey Community Fund using these details:

Sort Code                    40-51-62

Account no.                 57964918

Account Name            Community Foundation for Surrey

Reference:                  Afghan Refugees

OR                              COVID-19 Recovery


Or simply send a cheque payable to the Surrey Community Fund to:

Community Foundation for Surrey

Suite 3, First Floor, Cleary Court

169 Church Street East


GU21 6HJ

Don’t forget Gift Aid! Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, the Surrey Community Fund will receive an extra 25p from HM Revenue & Customs, helping your donation go further.


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