Funder Plus


What is Funder Plus?

You are probably already aware that the Community Foundation for Surrey can provide funding for your organisation, but did you know we can also help in other ways?  Under the name of Funder Plus we can provide a highly skilled and experienced volunteer to support you with advice and guidance in a range of critical business areas. 

We have volunteers who will freely share their skills, bringing their experience and expertise, to work with you on a short-term project.  They will work to understand the issues that need to be addressed and then provide practical steps, solutions and guidance to help you achieve the desired outcome.  

Funder Plus Volunteers and Assignments

Utilising the skills and expertise of a small team of volunteers, Funder Plus is currently working on or completed 17 assignments for charitable organisations in Surrey since launching in 2020.  The organisations benefitting from Funder Plus range from the small to the large, from registered charities to community interest companies to unincorporated organisations, operating in all areas of the charitable sector.  However, they all have one thing in common with their Funder Plus volunteers – a desire to provide a helping hand for those in Surrey that need it. 

The charitable organisations using Funder Plus volunteers have been delighted with what has been done for them.   

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for the support from the Funder Plus Programme. I have now had three meetings with Laurie Mutch and we have promptly started to implement an agreed accounting solution. Funder Plus is a great scheme and it’s a pleasure working with Laurie.”

Beth Wood, Prospero Theatre

“Many, many thanks for your work and I’m not sure how you managed to do such splendid work in such a short time. We look forward to working with you in the future.”

Nick Green, Space2Grow

 

This is only the beginning.  Funder Plus has got off to a great start but there are plans for much greater help to be given to Surrey charitable organisations over the next few years.