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community foundation for surrey

Welcome to Community Foundation for Surrey first grants e-bulletin of 2020. It’s that time again for them to announce which of their funds are looking for applications, and to remind you of their upcoming application deadline in order to give you the best chance of receiving a grant, and in the quickest time possible! So if you have a project you think they can fund, click on the link below to see just some of the funds that might be able to help!

Community Foundation for Surrey





Gatwick Airport Community Trust (GACT) can help your local community group to make 2020 a year to remember!

If you know of a local project that could do with some financial support, go to

Check to see if the project is eligible and if it falls within the Trust’s area of benefit, download the application form and send it to the address on the form.

Now in its 19th year, this independent charity has helped change many local lives and improved a wide range of community facilities across the area of benefit in parts of East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. During that time hundreds of projects in local communities around Gatwick Airport have benefitted from funds.

The Trust is keen to support schemes that benefit diverse sections of the local community and are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and conservation, improvements to community facilities, volunteering, the elderly and the disabled.

Grant applications are assessed by a board of nine volunteer trustees who all bring local knowledge and expertise to the Trust ensuring that the money is used to the maximum benefit of the local community.

A map of the area of benefit can be viewed at together with a full list of towns and villages in the area.

Oxted Rotary Club

Oxted Rotary Club is proud to announce the launch of a community grant scheme that it hopes will enable it to distribute modest funds to deserving people within the Oxted area. In time, the club hopes to expand the scheme in order to benefit various social groups but initially, the Oxted Rotary Charitable Trust is offering immediate needs grants of up to £250 for single parent families to enhance their daily lives.


Oxted Rotary Club is inviting applications directly from individuals and from support agencies such as social and support services, housing associations, refuge and  rehabilitation organisations. Where applicable, support agencies must have personal, ongoing knowledge of the applicant and their family’s situation.

Individual applications will be considered from single parents with a child under the age of eighteen but the application must be for the benefit of the family as a whole.

If you believe that you meet the eligibility criteria, please complete an application form or ask someone to complete one on your behalf. Even if you complete an application form yourself, we will ask for a Proposer to support your application. Your Proposer can be a friend or relative, a helper or support worker but they must have first-hand knowledge of your family circumstances.

Applications can only be made by or on behalf of those who live in areas where the Rotary Club of Oxted & Limpsfield operates.  These are:

  • Oxted and Old Oxted
  • Limpsfield and Limpsfield Chart
  • Hurst Green & Holland
  • Tandridge
  • Titsey


Grants generally do not exceed £250. We can consider grants for anything that will enhance the living experience of parent and child. This may be in the form of essential household items, childrens’ clothing, cots and bedding, mobility equipment, weekend breaks for those in desperate need of a holiday, a particular element of capital building works, or general costs towards a special anniversary event. Indeed, almost anything that will enhance the life of the family.  It will be up to the applicant to put his or her case and the worthiness of all applications will be assessed by the Trust.

We cannot consider

  • applications from organisations providing ‘one-off’ or ‘drop-in’ support or advice
  • requests for items that fall outside our criteria – g. debts, payment of utility bills, etc.
  • items that have already been purchased

How to apply

Applications can be submitted at any time and we consider applications on a monthly basis, depending on what funds are available. If the application is successful we will be in touch to discuss the conditions on which the grant has been made.

Applicants can obtain an application form by;

Source of Funds

The Trust’s funds are derived from the fund raising activities of the Rotary Club of Oxted & Limpsfield and its members.

Registered charity number: 1043204


The Tesco Bags of Help scheme is currently opening up a new round of funding for grants of up to £4k to community groups who ‘support local projects, that benefit the community’. Examples of some of the types of projects we support are improving community buildings, improving outdoor spaces, buying new equipment, training coaches, volunteering and hosting community events. Competition for the scheme is fairly low so to take advantage of this please apply as soon as possible. Tesco recommend that you apply for the maximum grant of £4,000, clearly demonstrating the need for your project in the application and if possible being flexible with project timings.

The application form is available online at:

More information about applying is available at :

Also please see attached the application guidance notes which can guide you through the application form. In the application please put your nearest Tesco as Edenbridge Express (TN8 5AD) as they have not yet opened the Lingfield store, but please put a Lingfield project address down as well.

Bag of Help Guidance Notes

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a project idea please feel free to get in touch with Ben Smitton, Community Enabler, Groundwork South, Office: 01273 022320, Mobile: 07736132698' Email: Also do share this opportunity with others!

Tandridge District Council

TDC Grants of up to £2,000 for Local Charities

Tandridge District Council is inviting local good causes to apply for grants of up to £2,000, which will be awarded to local charities and voluntary groups which can demonstrate the work they do helps support people living in the district.

Thanks to the success of the Tandridge Together Lottery, which launched in March 2018, the fund available to local good causes this year has increased. 10p from every ticket sold goes directly into the Tandridge Together Community Fund for the Council to distribute in small grants. This year, an overall fund of £33,500 is available, made up of £16,500 raised by people buying tickets for the Tandridge Together Lottery and £17,000 from the Council’s Small Grants Fund.

Local good causes are invited to apply for funding of up to £2,000 towards initiatives which will directly benefit residents through one or more of the following activities:

  • Supporting older people.
  • Supporting people with disabilities.
  • Helping to develop younger people.

The form is available at


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Community Business Fund

‘Bags of Help’ for local projects

‘Bags of Help’ is Tesco’s local community grant scheme, raising money from the sale of carrier bags, to fund local projects in communities across the UK.  Projects that bring benefit to their community will get the green light – these range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers and hosting community events.

Big Lottery Fund Relaunches Reaching Communities England

The Big Lottery Fund is seeking ideas for projects that will improve communities across England and will make grants of more than £10,000 available to support organisations that want to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities.

The funding can support project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs and can support work for up to five years.

To be eligible, groups need to show how their ideas meet the following three priorities:

  • Bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities.
  • Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities.
  • Enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

Organisations that are interested in applying will need to have an initial discussion with the Big Lottery Fund about their proposed idea. If the idea is accepted, the Big Lottery Fund panel of staff will then invite a full proposal.

This is a rolling programme with no deadlines.

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