Our grants process

We support local charities, community and voluntary groups in Surrey whose work benefits our communities. We welcome applications from both new and established groups and also have 5 Funds that award grants to support individuals.

The grant funding we award is made possible by local Fund Holders, spread across 85+ Funds. When considering your application, we will match it with the criteria our various Funds have set across the county.

Grants for groups

Before you begin, read through our eligibility criteria. This will give you a good idea from the outset of what we can and cannot fund.
Send us an Expression of Interest (EOI)

Tell us what you want to do and how much you would like to apply for. Our Grants Team will review your EOI against our Fund’s criteria and will advise you if we can invite you to make an application. We will send you the full application form at least a month before the deadline.

If you are invited to apply – complete the online application form

After reviewing your EOI our Grants Team will contact you. If we are able to invite you to apply we will send you a link to the online application form and give you a deadline for your application. Complete the online application form and attach your supporting documents.

Wait to hear

Once we have received your full online application and supporting documents we will process your application. Our Grants Team will complete due diligence checks and review the content of the application. Applications will then be shared with our Fund Holders who will make the final decision. Your application may be considered by several of our Funds. We will notify you of the funding outcome by the date provided for the round, typically within 3 months of the full application being submitted.

Report back on your project

If you receive a grant we will ask you to send us an End of Grant report. This report not only shows that you completed your project but helps us tell the world how you are improving our community.

Get in touch

Our grants process is designed to be as simple as possible but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Grants Team grants@cfsurrey.org.uk

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Useful information

Please note that we do not award retrospective grants – be sure to allow plenty of time to go through the grants process. For groups applying we would recommend you allow a minimum of 3 months. The process for individuals can be turned around quicker but please do still allow plenty of time, the process can take up to 2 months.

For more information read our Frequently Asked Questions.