Coronavirus

Response Fund

The Surrey Coronavirus Response Fund brings together those wishing to give with those providing positive solutions in our local communities.

The Community Foundation for Surrey has been doing this for 15 years; the Response Fund is our newest campaign to help meet the increased demand on local charities and voluntary organisations that are assisting Surrey’s most vulnerable people right now.

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A big thank you to our Donors and Partners

Response Fund grants awarded by Borough

Latest News and Media

Domestic Abuse Webinar

For most of us lockdown has been a challenging time, but mainly one of safety – for victims of domestic abuse, it’s been a time of grave danger. Thank you for joining our Domestic Abuse Webinar, bringing together local people and voluntary sector experts to address pressing issues such as this, that have for too long, been hidden. READ MORE

BBC Radio Surrey 6th July 2020 – Make a Difference

Our Chair Jim Glover chats to Adrian Harms at BBC Surrey to update on our Coronavirus Response Fund as part of their Make a Difference Campaign, followed by Charlotte Kneer at Reigate and Banstead Women's Aid who we have supported to help set up a NEW local Refuge to house up to 20 families and their children fleeing life threatening domestic abuse READ MORE

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight highlights issues prevalent here in Surrey. We have been actively liaising with key local partners and voluntary organisations, to come together and find meaningful local solutions to issues that have, for too long, been hidden. READ MORE

Data and Insights

Domestic abuse

The National Domestic Abuse helpline saw a 25% increase in calls and online requests for help in the first couple of weeks after lockdown, according to the charity, Refuge. Find out how we are supporting charities with this increased demand. READ MORE

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Food and essentials

During April 2020, the Trussell Trust has reported an 89% increase in need for food banks compared to the same period last year. Read how we have been supporting local organisations experiencing this increased demand. READ MORE

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Isolated older people

Research shows that loneliness is associated with poorer physical and mental health and lower wellbeing amongst older people. Here in Surrey we have some of the highest levels in the country of lone-person households aged 65+. READ MORE

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