Elmbridge annual grants

 The Elmbridge annual grant provides up to £4,000 for equipment and project costs to support vulnerable groups in the Borough.  Peers from the voluntary, community and faith sector are invited to apply for funding from 1 November 2018 for the 2019/20 financial year. Small, medium and large organisations are welcome to apply, with priority given to programmes that support vulnerable groups in Elmbridge. Previously, successful grants have been given to projects providing respite breaks to carers, advocacy to families and young people and crime prevention schemes. 

For more information on annual grants please email Voluntary Sector Support or telephone 01372 474543

Details of the 2017/18 awards can be found in the results table.

Voluntary Sector Forum 

On Friday 12 January 2018 we held a  Voluntary Sector Forum which was very well supported by local voluntary and community groups.  Organisations heard about the importance of getting ready for the General Data Protection Regulation and how to develop a funding strategy to ensure organisations are funded in a sustainable way. There was also an opportunity to meet organisations who provide funding in one to one sessions that provided invaluable advice for those seeking funding, hearing information “straight from the horse’s mouth”. The Forum was a great place to network but there was also a market place with information on Walton Charity, Community Support Services and the support that Voluntary Action Elmbridge can provide the local voluntary, community and faith sector.

Partnership Fund

This year the Fund was targeted at organisations which are core funded by the Council, but still has the same aim of enabling organisations to become more sustainable for the future. By providing this type of funding, the successful organisations will be able to build on internal resources to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.

Details of the 2017/18 awards
Organisation  Amount awarded 
 Cheer  £1,488
 Citizens Advice Elmbridge (West) - Formerly Walton, Weybridge and Hersham CAB  £5,000
 Elmbridge Rentstart  £5,000
 Esher and District CAB  £5,000
 Relate West Surrey  £2,600


If you are voluntary organisation and require funding/funding advice please contact Voluntary Action Elmbridge on 01372 463587, email or visit the Voluntary Action Elmbridge website.

Community Foundation for Surrey

The Community Foundation for Surrey awards grants to local charities and community and voluntary groups that help those living in areas of deprivation. The grants awarded have supported a wide variety of projects including facilities for young people, reducing isolation for older citizens, improving community facilities and projects for the disabled. The foundation also awards small grants to individuals with a disability, to help them overcome any barriers they may have in starting work. Please contact the Community Foundation for Surrey for further information.

Walsingham Care

The Charity provides financial support to people suffering from long-term ill health or disability. It offers assistance to poorer, elderly people and to organisations providing assistance to this vulnerable group. For more information please contact Walsingham Care.    

Walton-on-Thames Charity

The charity wants to improve the lives of people living in Walton-on-Thames and the wider Borough of Elmbridge. Grants are offered to local people at a time of crisis or other need, and community grants have been designed to enable and support local organisations to provide a wide range of front line services to many people living in the local community. For more information please contact the Walton-on-Thames charity.    

Funding search

If you would like support accessing information on grant giving bodies, you can request a grantfinder search by contacting Voluntary Action Elmbridge. They can also support organisations with writing funding applications.

Voluntary and community groups are advised to read our Funding Guide which gives details of both local and national funding opportunities.

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