The latest funds available for Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector Organisations in Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell and Mole Valley

Community Foundation for Surrey

Grants are available for voluntary groups in Surrey to support them in providing activities and vital services for local people and disadvantaged individuals.

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

Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Youth Fund

Grants are available to help organisations employing ‘asset-based approaches’ to working with young people, to cover their core operating costs in order to become better prepared for achieving more.

The latest strategy identifies six strategic priorities relating to changes the PHF wishes to see in the UK. These are:

Who Can Apply

Grants of between £30,000 and £60,000 are available for up to two years.

Applications are accepted at any time.

Please visit Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Youth Fund

Persimmon Community Champions

One-off grants are available for local community organisations and charities that have already secured matched funding for local community initiatives across England, Scotland and Wales.

Persimmon’s 32 regional businesses give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 every month.

Who Can Apply
Local community groups and charities in England, Scotland and Wales are eligible to apply.
Any charities or community groups who have previously been unsuccessful in their application are urged to reapply the next month.

How To Apply
Applications may be submitted at any time. Persimmon Homes select a winner for each of their regions at the end of every month.

Please visit Persimmon Community Champions

Idlewild Trust

Grants are available to registered charities for arts and conservation projects in the UK.

Objectives of Fund

The Trust offers grants to registered charities working in the following two areas:

Value Notes

The maximum grant available is £5,000.

As an example, in 2018 Idlewild Trust awarded 41 grants totalling £148,680, with an average value of £3,626.

The 2020 deadlines are:

Guidance information and online application forms can be accessed on the Trust’s website.

National Lottery Community Fund – Reaching Communities England

Large grants are available to voluntary and community organisations in England that want to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities.

The objective of the fund;

Reaching Communities supports projects that improve the quality of life of communities across England, offering help where it is most needed.

Projects are expected to meet one or more of the programme’s three funding priorities.

Value: A total of £190 million is available in this financial year. Grants of over £10,000 are available.

The grants are awarded for up to five years.

The funding can be used for:

National Lottery Community Fund – Partnerships

Grants are available to voluntary and community organisations in England which work together with a shared set of goals and values.

Partnerships funding is specifically designed to support generous leadership and increased collaborative working, which starts with shared goals and values between different organisations and an understanding of the bigger picture.

The Fund can support organisations to develop and grow existing partnerships and also to encourage new types of partnership which build on your different skills and strengths.

The funding can support many different types of partnership, including:


The funding can be used for:

Visit the National Lottery Community Fund website for more details

People’s Postcode Trust – Community Project Small Grants

Short-term, designated funding is available for projects which focus on the promoting human rights, combatting discrimination, and preventing poverty in Great Britain.

Objectives of Fund
The Trust provides short-term, designated funding each year for projects in Great Britain that have a clear charitable purpose and last no longer than 12 months.

Who Can Apply

Please visit: People’s Postcode Trust


The 2020 dates for application are
Round 1 Stage 1: 21 January – 4 February
Round 1 Stage 2: 10 March – 24 March
Round 2 Stage 1: to be announced
Round 2 Stage 2: to be announced

BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme

Grants for not-for-profit organisations that are working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and younger living in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available per year for up to three years (£30,000 total request).

find out more and to apply, please visit: BBC children in need- small grants website 

Henry Smith Charity

The County Grants programme provides grants for smaller organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in one of eight English counties.

Grant Size: £500 – £20k (£10k max in any one year)
Length: 1-3 years (most grants are for 1-2 years)
Decision timescale: 3-6 months

Visit Henry Smith Charity website for more information

Grants for Carers, and for organisations and groups that support Carers

Carer support Epsom & Ewell and Banstead are providing grants for individual carers and also to organisations and groups that support Carers, to help relieve stress and feelings of isolation, and to improve the health and wellbeing of Carers in our area of benefit. visit Carers of Epsom website for more details.

Acre Village Hall Improvement Grants

The grant funding will be managed by ACRE on behalf of Defra with support from the ACRE Network.

The grant aims to help fund the updating and refurbishment of village halls so that they are fit for purpose and provide activities which seek to achieve one or more of the following outcomes for their communities:

Grants of up to £75k are available.

For further detailed information, please visit

The Triangle Trust Development Grants

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

The Development Grant scheme enables organisations supporting carers or the rehabilitation of offenders and ex-offenders to undertake a progressive development to improve future resilience. This might be a short piece of work requiring investment over a few months or a more significant programme of work requiring dedicated support for up to 3 years.

Grants are available from £10,000 up to £80,000 for a duration of 6 months to 3 years.  The amount of funding requested must be proportional to the development that will be undertaken.

A maximum of £30,000 per year or £2,500 per month for smaller developments can be requested.

For further detailed information, please visit


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