The Council is pleased to work in partnership with Walton Charity this year to hold the Partnership Fund 2018 for the third year running. We are also pleased to welcome the Elmbridge Community Fund who have also agreed to contribute.
This year the funding is being directed towards organisations supporting isolated or potentially isolated members of the Elmbridge community. Organisations can apply to the Partnership Fund to pump prime a new project or to cover an existing projects costs. Please read the guidelines for further information.
If you are voluntary organisation and require funding/funding advice please contact Voluntary Action Elmbridge on 01372 463587, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Voluntary Action Elmbridge website . You can download the application form or request a hard copy form the Voluntary Sector Team.
The Partnership Fund is now open with a closing date of 12pm on 31 October 2018.
Men's Focus Group Meeting
On Monday 6 August from 11am-12 noon Thames Ditton Centre for the Community will be hosting a Men's Focus Group for residents. The Community Support Services team are in the process of applying for Big Lottery funding and would benefit from knowing the types of activities, clubs and social groups residents would be interested in attending. Understanding community need will help shape future services, should this funding application be successful.
Complimentary tea, coffee and cake will be available on the day and transport could potentially be arranged if required. Please contact the Voluntary and Support Services Manager on 01372 474 537 for further details.
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.
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.
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
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
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.