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

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.


ASDA Foundation

Capital grants are available to charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK for local charitable projects and activities that benefit the wider community, address local needs and make a significant difference to the local community.

The funding is intended to support a range of good causes that have the direct support and involvement from their local ASDA store.

Maximum Value; Discretionary amount


Barrow Cadbury Trust- Economic Justice Programme

Grants are available for projects in the UK to build learning to strengthen local economies and to share best practice between a range of sectors, but particularly across local authorities.

The Trust considers that financial resilience and inequality in communities can only improve if economic systems operate sustainably both at a macro and local level. In a period of reduced resources and capacity at statutory and community level, the Trust is keen to build learning to strengthen local economies and to share best practice between a range of sectors, but particularly across local authorities.

Maximum Value; Discretionary


Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

One-off capital grants are available to registered charities in England and Wales, as well as those with ‘accepted’ and ‘exempt’ status, for projects in the areas of community, education, health and social welfare.

The aim of the Foundation is to help raise the quality of life in England and Wales, particularly for the young, disadvantaged and older people.

Maximum Value; Discretionary

The Drapers’ Charitable Fund

Deadline: 27/06/2019

The Drapers’ Charitable Fund awards grants to help improve the quality of life for people and their communities. We target the disadvantaged and socially excluded, through grants in the fields of education and young people, and social welfare. Grants are also awarded in support of textiles and heritage.

The following is a brief guide to Drapers’ Charitable Fund grants. If you are thinking about applying for a grant, we recommend that you first read our guidelines in full to find out if you might be eligible.
For further detailed information, please use the link below.


Deadline: 31/07/2019

The Ironmongers’ Company wishes to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential. Grants are only given to registered charities.

Projects must meet all of the following criteria:

The Company is looking for projects that deliver clearly defined educational benefits to a specific group of children or young people. Items of equipment will be considered only where a full explanation is given of how they will support this activity.

The Company is particularly interested in enabling primary age children to develop a strong foundation for the future. Projects could, for example, support special educational needs, address behavioural problems or promote citizenship, parenting or life skills. Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience.

Grants range from a few hundred pounds up to around £10,000. The average grant awarded is £4,000.

The Company’s Grant Application Summary sheet must be completed. Please click here to download

For further detailed information, please use the link below.

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 use the link below.

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 use the link below.

Places of Worship Security Additional £5 million

The Home Secretary has boosted funding for next year’s places of worship protective security to £1.6 million to reassure communities and safeguard mosques and other places of worship. This is double the amount awarded last year. In addition a new £5 million fund will be opened to provide security training.

The funding boost, announced in a written ministerial statement, comes after the terror attack in Christchurch claimed the lives of 50 people and injured 40 more. Following the incident, police presence was stepped up at mosques across the UK to reassure communities fearful of similar attacks.

The new £5 million fund over 3 years to provide protective security training to build on some of the positive work already happening in communities. This is in recognition that physical protective security is only part of the solution, and institutions, their staff and volunteers need to have security understanding to ensure the protective measures work effectively. We will engage closely with communities on the scope of this new scheme to ensure it meets the needs of all places of worship covering security. We will then undertake a competitive process to determine providers of the training and plan to start delivering in 2019 to 2020.

The Allen Lane Foundation: Social Cohesion Programme

The Foundation is particularly concerned about divisions in communities that occurred around the 2016 Referendum and subsequently. The Social Cohesion programme will look to support grassroots organisations at a very local level where there are issues which identify marginalised groups of people (especially those from within the Foundation’s priorities, but not exclusively) who are excluded. Project applications should seek to propose ways to make communities more inclusive for the betterment of all.

The aim of the new programme is:

* To proactively work towards building better community cohesion and trust, and encouraging respect and understanding in the local area 

* To proactively promote the inclusion of marginalised groups and individuals in the life of the local community 

* To fund work which breaks down barriers and tensions in the local community thereby reducing feelings of division and “them and us”.

The Foundation is seeking applications from community-led grassroots groups and organisations which have a focus of work being at a very local/community level, which could be a housing estate or distinct community.

Please contact Tim Cutts – – for any queries about this new Programme, or for further clarification.


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