Voluntary sector funding


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 2017 until 31 January 2018 (midday), for the 2018/19 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.

If you would like to make an application then please complete the  application form, refer to the guidance notes and sample monitoring form.

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 

The Forum planned for Friday 24 November has been postponed and will now take place on Friday 12 January 2018 at the Civic Centre in Esher.

The 2016 Voluntary Sector Forum was held on Friday 9 December and attended by over 50 people

Presentations were given by:

By clicking on the link of each individual above you can see a summary of their presentation.

The Forum was a great success, with informative presentations and enabled representatives from the voluntary sector to receive one to one funding advice from six different funding organisations. If you were unable to attend and would like to receive guidance from the funders, their contact details can be found on the event programme .

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 mailto:contact@vae.org.uk 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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