Surrey Community Fund

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

Grants are awarded to groups who have a clear understanding of the needs of their community and to support changes that improve the quality of people’s lives either through building stronger communities, improving health and wellbeing and supporting education, skills and enterprise.

The fund has already supported some amazing projects – a few examples are shown below. With your help we can continue to get funding to where it is most needed.


A selection of grants from the Fund, Financial Year 2019/20

40 Degreez Centre – Funding for Girls’ Self-Defence and Empowerment classes.

2. A2 Dominion Housing Group – ‘My Body and Me’ courses for women and girls in Stanwell to build emotional resilience.

3. Be Me Project ‘She is 2020’ – Funding to promote well-being and positive mental health confidence and resilience in teenage girls.

4. Emmaus Transformation Trust Limited featuring Jigsaw – Funding for a Coordinator salary for a charity providing clothing, equipment and toys for disadvantaged pre-school children in Woking.

5. Home-Start Waverley –  Funding to train volunteers for peer-led support for single mothers with young children.

6. Oakleaf Enterprise ‘Our Time Development Course’ – Funding for a personal development course for women suffering mental ill-health.

7. Salfords Cricket Club – Funding to develop a girls cricket coaching session in Salford Cricket Club.

8. Send CofE Primary School – Funding to equip a new wellbeing room on the premises of a primary school.

9. Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum (SMEF) – Funding for a multi-year capacity building project for small organisations to provide intensive capacity building support to ten member groups of SMEF.

10. stem4 – Funding to support two conferences (one for teachers and one for students) around mental ill-health.

11. Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum (SMEF) – Funding for a learning project for South Asian women to learn new skills towards volunteering or employment.

12. yourSanctuary Funding to recruit and train volunteers for a community outreach service at a domestic abuse charity.

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.

To donate, contact us for more information 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.

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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