Voluntary sector funding

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus response funding

The Community Foundation for Surrey has launched a funding scheme to support voluntary sector organisations which are helping the relief effort during the current Covid-19 outbreak. Grants of up to £5,000 will be awarded to groups supporting vulnerable and isolated residents of the county. For full information, terms and details on how to apply, please visit the response fund web page.

Voluntary Sector Forum 2020 

Due to the advice given on Covid-19, we have decided to postpone this year’s Voluntary Sector Forum (VSF) until Friday 11 September (timings will be confirmed closer to the date). Many thanks for your understanding. 

For further information, please see our Coronavirus (Covid-19) webpage.    

We would like to invite your organisation to have a stand at the forum. To find out more and book your place email commservices@elmbridge.gov.uk


Elmbridge annual grants

The Elmbridge annual grant provides up to £4,000 for equipment and project costs to support vulnerable groups in the borough. 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, support groups for children and adults with special needs, and low cost counselling schemes.

We are currently accepting applications, the closing date is 31 January 2020 (midday). Please ensure you read the guidance notesand sample monitoring formprior to completing an application.

For more information on annual grants please email  commservices@elmbridge.gov.uk 

Details of the 2019/20 awards can be found in the 2019/20 results table.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Funding

The Community Infrastructure Levy allows the Council to raise funds from new developments to help fund the physical infrastructure needed to mitigate the impacts of new development.

Based on regulations, 15% of CIL funds are used to fund local projects. The Council annually allocates this local portion of CIL funds to be spend on smaller infrastructure schemes that are required in the communities where development took place.

Successful CIL fund applications to date have included projects such as capital improvements to state schools to better enable them to meet the needs of an increasing school population, improvements to community facilities, footpath works and countryside access improvements.

Annually, the application period for CIL funding for local projects opens in February. Please visit our CIL funding webpagefor more information.

Partnership Fund

The Partnership Fund 2019 is now closed.
The Council was pleased to work in partnership with Walton Charity again this year to hold the Partnership Fund 2019 for the fourth year running. We are also pleased to welcome Walsingham Care who have also agreed to contribute. 
This year the aim of the funding is to assist in alleviating loneliness and social isolation and is being directed towards organisations supporting isolated or potentially isolated members of the Elmbridge community.

Details of the 2019 awards can be found in the results table.

If you are voluntary organisation and require funding/funding advice please contact Central Surrey Voluntary Action on 01372 463587 or email contact@csva.co.uk.

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 on 01372 463587. 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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