New Funding Opportunity open for Applications

26th April 2024

Brightly coloured post it notes with simple figured drawn on them, one post it note reads "Support Employment" in neat handwriting.

The Surrey Supported Employment Fund is open for applications, offering grants to local organisations dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities or mental health challenges overcome employment barriers. With grants of up to £2,000 available, this fund aims to provide practical support and training to empower individuals on their journey to meaningful work.

The grants provided by the Surrey Supported Employment Fund will take the form of a fund pot, which will be used to award grants directly to individuals. Fund holders will have the opportunity to make small onward grants to their beneficiaries, assisting them in achieving their work aspirations. Additionally, these grants will cover the administrative costs of the host organisation in administering the grants to individuals.

If you are involved in supporting individuals with disabilities and/or mental ill-health, we invite you to explore the opportunity of becoming a funder-holder for the Surrey Supported Employment Fund. By becoming a fund holder, you can play a vital role in making a positive impact in the lives of those facing employment challenges.

To provide further support and guidance, we will be hosting two Q&A sessions to share more information about the fund and the process of becoming a fund holder. These sessions will also provide an opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have about the application process.

Join us for these informative sessions on:

  • Tuesday 14th May at 11am
  • Thursday 23rd May at 2pm

To secure your spot, please email and request the link to join the online sessions.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 3rd June. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of a meaningful initiative that has the potential to transform lives and create a more inclusive community.

For more information and to learn how you can apply, click here. Let’s work together to break barriers and build brighter futures for all.