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  • We hold events to provide information about funding opportunities and how to make a successful grant application. Check out our calendar for future events.
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Calling East Surrey Groups!

Community Foundation for Surrey have a number of funds supporting Reigate and Banstead, Mole Valley, Epsom and Ewell and Tandridge, for organisations which play an important role in the local community.

If you are a group in East Surrey, they would love to hear from you!

Application Deadline

19th October!

Please be aware of their revised application deadline for this next round!

If you are yet to submit an Expression of Interest for funding to any of our donor funds, you can do so below. Our Grants team will review it against our fund criteria and get back to you shortly.

Groups Seeking Funding

Individual – Surrey Young People’s Fund

Individual- Surrey Supported Employment Fund

We welcome Expressions of Interest at anytime and look forward to hearing from you!


2019 GSK IMPACT Awards

Core funding and free training for health charities

GSK’s IMPACT Awards reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £80,000 and £2.5 million. Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000 plus free training valued at up to £6,000. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity and be given a set of promotional materials.

To apply or to view winners’ films go to:

Closing date: 20 September 2018



Masonic Charitable Foundation Launches Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme

The Foundation has set out new target areas for its grant-making programme which includes the Early Years Opportunities Grants programme.

Depending on their annual income level, registered charities in England and Wales that are working to create the best start in life for disadvantaged children and young people can apply for either:

  •  Large grants, which are for projects and can be used for salary costs, activities, materials, etc, of between £10,000 and £150,000 for up to three years, are available to charities with an annual income exceeding £500,000. The average large grant will range from £20,000 to £80,000. Occasionally, large grants of up to £150,000 are made for outstanding projects.
  • Small grants, which are for core funding, are between £500 and £15,000 and are available to charities with an income of under £500,000.

All grants can be over one, two, or three years. Grant amounts should not exceed 15% of the total income of the applicant charity. Charities can only apply for one grant programme at a time.

To be eligible, applicants must provide:

  • Mental and physical health support.
  • Learning and development, including language and communication skills, social and emotional etc.
  • Parental Support, including whole family approach.
  • Pastoral and advocacy support.

The funding is for activities such as:

  • Additional educational opportunities such as improving literacy and numeracy.
  • Individual interventions, ie. parent education, home visiting or mentoring.
  • Encouraging healthy behaviours with regards to diet, activity and wellbeing.
  • Psychological interventions for domestic abuse and behavioural issues etc.
  • Provision of vital adaptive technologies and equipment removing barriers
  • Alternative methods or specialist therapies to help children and young people integrate into the mainstream education system.

There are two different deadlines for applications:

  • 5 October 2018 for large grants applications (first stage).
  • 26 October 2018 for small grants applications.

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Building Connections Fund now open

Deadline Friday 24 August 2018, at midday

The Building Connections Fund from Big Lottery offers grants between £30,000 and £100,000 for projects that tackle loneliness. The main fund strand is now open for applications.

Visit the Big Lottery Fund website for details.

If you have a project in mind that tackles loneliness in young people, the Youth Strand, being run by the Co-op Foundation, may be more suitable. It will open in August and offer grants up to £80,000. Visit the Co-op Foundation Blog for more information on the Youth Strand. 

While the bids must be led by a voluntary sector organisation, they can include statutory sector partners. If you are interested in collaborating with the council and/or CCG in your bid, please email us.

Women’s Vote Centenary Fund small grants
Deadline: 14 September 2018
The Women’s Vote Centenary small grant scheme offers grants between £300 to £2,000 for grassroots projects to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote. Community groups, charities, social enterprises and CICs, not-for-profit companies, community benefit or co-operative societies, schools, colleges and universities are all eligible to apply.
This is your last opportunity to apply to this fund to celebrate and educate about votes for women.
Trust in charities
What makes an organisation trustworthy?
There have been some high profile cases in recent years around funding and safeguarding issues that have had an impact on how the public sees the sector. The Charity Commission recently published its latest research into the factors that the public associate with trustworthy charities. Whether you are a large, multi-national organisation or a small, local one, trust levels are a key factor in whether someone donates to or volunteers with your organisation.


Spotlight on… Tudor Trust
Tudor makes grants to support smaller, community-led voluntary and community groups that work directly with people who are at the margins of society; organisations that support positive change in people’s lives and their communities. It is much more likely to fund organisations with less than £1 million annual income, and most grant recipients have less than £500,000 per year.
One of the crucial things Tudor looks for in applications is a strong focus on support for the most marginalised – on those individuals and communities who have limited access to resources and opportunities.


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2019 GSK IMPACT Awards – Core funding and free training for health charities

GSK’s IMPACT Awards reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £80,000 and £2.5 million. Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000 plus free training valued at up to £6,000. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity and be given a set of promotional materials.

To apply or to view winners’ films go to:

Closing date: 20 September 2018

£8m Fund for Children Affected by Domestic Abuse Fund

As part of the Government’s commitment to tackling domestic abuse, the Home Office have launched a new £8 million fund which will support interventions designed to support children who are exposed to domestic abuse.
Applicants must be able to provide evidence of their ability to deliver suitable interventions to support children who are or have been exposed to domestic abuse. A child is defined as anyone under the age of 18.
Project must be based in England or Wales.
Bids will be accepted from local commissioners, such as:
  • PCCs
  • Local authorities
  • Health commissioners
  • Or from any other suitable organisations across England and Wales.
Consortium bids incorporating larger and smaller organisations are particularly encouraged but must have a Legal lead, to enter into the Grant Agreement.
A total of £8 million over the next two financial years (2018 – 2020) is available.
Organisations must bid for a minimum amount of £500,000. While there will not be a formal cap placed on the amount an organisation can bid for, it is expected all bids to be scalable.
The deadline for applications is 19 September 2018.

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Update from Funding Central

If your organisation works to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the UK then check out the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards. The awards provide funding and training and development for charities doing excellent work in a health related field.

Administered by the King’s fund – ten award winners will receive £30,000 unrestricted funding with one overall winner receiving £40,000. There’s also awards for runners up of up to £3000. So it’s well worth a look if you are working in this area.

If you are not a charity working in a health related field there is still loads of info on funding available to you on Funding Central. Among the thousands of funding opportunities is theTrusthouse Charitable Foundation offering grants for organisations working in community support, arts, education and heritage projects in areas of urban deprivation or remote, deprived rural areas.

To find out more about these funds or to search for thousands of other funding opportunities visit Funding Central


£20 million investment to help tackle loneliness

Charities and community groups will get £20 million of new funding to help isolated people and those suffering from loneliness

  • Funding will support charities and community groups to bring people together
  • The money will go to support programmes that are proven to benefit individuals and society
  • Thousands of people will be helped to make connections in their communities

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Applications for the #ChristmasChallenge18 will open later this month and after a record breaking campaign in 2017, we are looking for more charities to take part than ever before.

What is the #ChristmasChallenge18?
The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. It launches on #GivingTuesday and brings together hundreds of #charities in one high profile campaign to raise millions of pounds for charity.

The Christmas Challenge gives you the chance for your donors to double their donations to help you raise vital funds for your work. It takes place from midday Tuesday 27th November – midday Tuesday 4th December. Applications will open on Monday 21st May. For more information, please see here.


How does it work? Watch this quick video to find out more.



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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Funding from Surrey County Council Members’ Local Allocations


‘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.



Fund Supporting Summer Play Schemes is Open for Applications

Each year the Hilden Charitable Fund allocates a small budget to help community groups run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children aged five to 18 years in the UK.

Grants of between £500 and £1,500 to support the following:

*   Summer play schemes for children aged five to 18 years.

*   Local schemes lasting for two to six weeks.

*   Schemes with strong volunteer support.

Some priority will be given to projects that show they are inclusive of children from refugee families and show involvement of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups.

Applications are invited from voluntary agencies in the UK with an income of less than £150,000.

The next deadline for applications is 1 June 2018.

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