Funding Available For Charities – Now So Vital – Spread The Word

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Our local charities which play a vital role are needed more than ever in the challenging time we face with the Corona Virus Covid-19 Crisis. Here are some funding opportunities for the charities.

Please note, although the source of information may be North Surrey or Elmbridge, many of these grants / funding sources are available to the whole of Surrey or Nationally, so if in doubt, please check using the contact details provided below..

Small Charity Coronavirus Poverty Relief Applications (UK)

The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm on Wednesday 25 March 2020 and it has to be coronavirus specific. This is a national fund.

Funding has been announced from the Small Charity Coronavirus Poverty Relief Applications (UK)

Small registered charities, or local arms of bigger charities can apply now for a grant of between £5,000 and £20,000 for specific coronavirus poverty relief projects in the UK.

This is a really short window for applications – groups need to submit their application by 25 March 2020 and it has to be coronavirus specific

Examples could include foodbanks, charities engaged in community aid, financial advice help and more. The hope is to get the money distributed within the next couple of weeks, and thus the focus is on supporting projects that are up and running, or are in the process of being set up.

Application form here

There are other local funds available on our latest funds website page

If you need help with this application please get in touch with me

Suzie Tobin
Deputy Chief Officer
Voluntary Support North Surrey (Runnymede, Spelthorne and Surrey Heath)
Runnymede Office: 01932 571122
Surrey Heath Office: 01276 707565
Staines Office: 01784 465536
Email: suzie@voluntarysupport.org.uk

NEW Surrey Coronavirus Response Fund

Announcement 20th March 2020: Community Foundation for Surrey will be launching the Surrey Coronavirus Response Fund very soon to support local charities and voluntary organisations that are assisting some of Surrey’s most vulnerable people.

It is thanks to the generosity of local donors that we are able to launch this new local response Fund that will support projects responding directly to the coronavirus outbreak. We are currently still seeking further support from our network of generous donors and supporters!

We aim for the Surrey Coronavirus Response Fund to be open for applications next week, but in the meantime please visit the Fund’s webpage for the latest information and we encourage you to check back regularly.

For those of you that haven’t already signed up to our grants e-bulletin, you can do so here to receive direct updates about the Fund that you might find useful!

Surrey Coronavirus Response Fund – More Information
The Community Foundation for Surrey has set up this new response Fund to support local organisations providing vital support to people and communities in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

We are working to ensure that funding can be readily available to groups who are urgently responding to the needs of vulnerable local people – and to continue to raise further funds quickly. We will use our knowledge and expertise and work closely with local partners to identify where resources should be focused initially.

Applying to the Fund
If you are part of a local charity, community group or social enterprise and are seeking funding, you will soon be able to apply through our website. We aim for the Surrey Coronavirus Response Fund to be open for application next week. Please bear with us and we encourage you to check back regularly for updates.

For those of you that haven’t already signed up to our grants e-bulletin, you can do so here to receive direct updates about the Fund that you might find useful!

Donating to the Fund
It is thanks to the generosity of local donors that we are able to launch this new local response Fund, dedicated to Surrey. We are currently still seeking further support from our network of generous donors and supporters!

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has also launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities to support those individuals suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The NET will distribute money raised through a number of charitable organisations including local Community Foundations, to ensure it reaches those who need it most.

Anyone who would like to contribute to the National Appeal can do so on the National Emergencies Trust website.

Community Foundation for Surrey

Community Foundation for Surrey provides grants to support local charities, community and voluntary groups in Surrey whose work benefits our communities.

Looking for a specific fund? Mental Health, Resilience, Education? You can apply to any our 86 funds using the same application form.

We welcome applications from both new and established groups and also have two funds that award grants to support individuals.

Upcoming deadlines for our main grants programme
17th April 2020, 17th July 2020, 9th October 2020

Expressions of Interest are welcome at anytime

Objectives of Fund
The Community Foundation for Surrey helps to fund vital services for local people and disadvantaged individuals.

Value Notes
The level of funding varies, depending on the grant scheme.
In 2019 the Foundation awarded a total of £1.4 million in grants.
Who Can Apply
Applications are typically accepted from community and voluntary groups that make a genuine difference to the lives of people in Surrey including:

  • Registered charities working for the benefit of people in Surrey.
    Voluntary and community groups which are charitable in purpose and are working for the benefit of people in Surrey.
  • Not for profit organisations such as CICs with a clear social purpose working for the benefit of people in Surrey.
  • National charities with a clear local presence, for projects helping people in Surrey.
  • Faith groups – where the project clearly benefits the wider community.
  • Statutory organisations (Councils, Parish councils and schools) applying for funding for local community initiatives which are over and above their normal statutory responsibilities and where they are working in partnership with local communities.

How To Apply
Applications for the individual funds open and close at different times. Most funds have monthly or quarterly deadlines.

Please visit Community Foundation for Surrey

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