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


Surrey County Council -COVID-19 Hardship Fund for Voluntary Community & Faith Sector

Surrey County Council (SCC) has established a hardship fund to assist local voluntary, community & faith sector (VCFS) organisations that have suffered financial and other losses as a result of COVID-19, to recover and become sustainable.

 

SCC’s overarching COVID-19 priorities will guide the use of this fund, ensuring that we:

– delay the spread of the virus in Surrey and save lives
– protect our most vulnerable residents and communities
– support colleagues in health to ensure that we reduce pressure on the health system

Criteria for applications for financial support from VCFS organisations

Surrey County Council’s COVID-19 Hardship Fund will prioritise applications and organisations that meet the following criteria:

  1. a)  A small and medium-sized organisation with an annual income of less than £1million during the financial year 2018-2019
  2. b)  Are not in receipt of any outstanding, adverse judgements from relevant regulatory bodies e.g. Charities Commission, CQC
  3. c)  Operate within and provide services to meet needs in the county of Surrey
  4. d)  Provision of services to support vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, and/or later in the recovery phase
  5. e)  Have provided SCC commissioned and/or funded services between 2015-2020, including organisations funded via a grant, contracts and/or one-off commissioning
  6. f)  Provision of broader, strategic services to Surrey residents that SCC considers vital to maintain
  7. g)  Have evidenced and substantiated the additional financial pressures caused to the organisation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
  8. h)  Will remain viable and able to assist Surrey during the post-COVID-19 recovery phase, taking account of financial pressures already incurred and those that are forecast
  9. i)  Where funding will support the long term, future sustainability of the organisation.

In addition, applications must also demonstrate:

  1. j)  Funding is actively being sought from alternative, relevant sources e.g. central government and Community Foundation for Surrey. SCC hardship funding will particularly favour residual pressures that cannot be met from other available means.
  2. k)  Organisations can remain viable between the receipt of staged payments from the SCC COVID-19 Hardship Fund which may be paid in several tranches. Download the Surrey County Council COVID

Click here to download the Organisational Request for additional Financial Support.

Please submit the form to Strategyteam@surreycc.gov.uk


Community Foundation for Surrey’s Coronavirus Response Fund 

The Corona Response Fund has launched to support local charities and voluntary organisations that are assisting some of Surrey’s most vulnerable people. Donations raised through the Community Foundation’s own local Coronavirus Response Fund, as well as funds made available for distribution in Surrey from the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal will support community and voluntary organisations providing vital support to people and communities in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Fund Criteria 

Grants of up to £5,000 will be awarded to support the following:

Retrospective payments may be made to cover costs incurred in urgent response to the crisis.

Download the full eligibility guidelines here
Click here to apply


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


National Lottery Community Fund – Reaching Communities England

This programme now focuses on funding projects and organisations helping communities through the COVID-19 pandemic

We expect this COVID-19 focus to last for up to six months. But we’ll review the situation in July and update these pages to let you know if anything changes.

What we can fund
We can fund activities supporting people affected by the crisis. You can also apply for funding if your organisation is struggling financially because of the impact of COVID-19.

The amount of funding and length of funding
Given the emergency, we’re looking to award funding to cover six months of expenditure. We expect most funding will be between £10,000 and £100,000. But we’ll consider larger awards or longer timeframes by exception.

We ask organisations who are not looking for COVID-19 related funding to not to submit an application at this time. All our resources need to be focused on helping communities through the pandemic.

Area: England
Funding size: Over £10,000
Application deadline: Ongoing

National Lottery Community Fund – Partnerships

This programme now focuses on funding projects and organisations helping communities through the COVID-19 pandemic

What we can fund
We can fund activities supporting people affected by the crisis. You can also apply for funding if your organisation is struggling financially because of the impact of COVID-19.

The amount of funding and length of funding
Given the emergency, we’re looking to award funding to cover six months of expenditure. We expect most funding will be between £10,000 and £100,000. But we’ll consider larger awards or longer timeframes by exception.

We ask organisations who are not looking for COVID-19 related funding to not to submit an application at this time. All our resources need to be focused on helping communities through the pandemic.

Area: England
Funding size: over £10,000
Application deadline: Ongoing

Visit the National Lottery Community Fund website for more details


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 the 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.

 

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