Surrey Sports Fund

The Surrey Sports Fund provides funding to help people to access and enjoy sport who would not otherwise have the opportunity. This may be due to a disability, or challenging financial circumstances.

Grants are awarded to fund costs such as specialised equipment, coaching and other costs associated with the provision of sports activities.

Examples of grants from the fund:

Disability Initiative – £2,000

Disability Initiative specialises in the provision of services to adults with complex physical disabilities and/or acquired brain injury. The charity supports service users with continuous assessment and monitoring, initially through the early stages of disability as the person and their family come to terms with such a radical change, and then through the provision of ongoing support.

This grant will support the charity to continue to provide non-contact boxing sessions to clients who attend the service. The grant will help address the needs of up to 20+ physically disabled or brain injured clients each week but will also be beneficial to the 70+ disadvantaged young people who currently attend the local boxing gym who access this resource.

Clients who have attended the boxing sessions to date have reported an improvement in their fitness, mobility, co-ordination, and general well-being. Attention, focus and  concentration are all required when boxing which are essential building blocks for improving social, cognitive and emotional skills.

Friends of Papercourt Sailability – £2,500

Friends of Papercourt Sailability provide the provision of recreational sailing facilities for disabled people, providing a particular benefit to young and middle aged disabled men and women, giving them optimism and hope with an ability to show themselves and others what they can achieve aided by the progressive awards scheme that we have introduced.

This grant supported an outboard motor driven WheelyBoat to enable more disabled participants to get on the water, watch the wildlife, get closer to racing events and enjoy a different environment. The boat is designed so that a suitably competent wheelchair occupant can drive the boat under supervision of the person in charge.

Supporting the Surrey Sports Fund

Our goal in 2019 is to significantly increase the number of projects in Surrey which we can support. We are keen to hear from people and businesses in Surrey who share our passion for helping people to access local sports opportunities. Please do get in touch if you would like to make a donation or can help in another way.

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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, click here to give online via Virgin Money Giving or simply send a cheque payable to the Surrey Sports Fund to:

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 Surrey Sports 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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