The Community Foundation for Surrey announced yesterday that they’ve distributed £1.4 million to support local communities this year.
We’re very proud to be one of the CFS donors making a difference to our local North Surrey community.
Here’s what they had to say in their press release:
“As we begin a new financial year, we take this opportunity to celebrate another year of significant growth for the Community Foundation. The distributed figure of £1.4 million shows the growing community of philanthropic individuals wanting to make a real and lasting difference across Surrey and it’s thanks to these generous donors that we are able to award this level of funding to voluntary organisations across Surrey. This year’s awards have been more than any other year since the Community Foundation was established in 2005.
Over £2 million has been generated for the benefit of Surrey communities. This figure includes new donations into endowment funds as well as the income generated by these longer term funds and made available for grant-making, plus donations provided for immediate grant-making.
Our grants have positively impacted on the lives of 294 voluntary organisation and 151 individuals across Surrey.”
Particularly good news is the Surrey Mental Health Fund, which supports early intervention projects helping young people, has awarded £54,000 to 7 projects in the first round of grants. One of the projects receiving funding was the Prospero Theatre and Beth Wood their artistic director said:
“A huge thank you to the Community Foundation for Surrey for funding Sunnydown in the Community. Through drama and Mind Fitness the boys will learn much needed coping mechanisms and have the opportunity to make real and positive links with local groups”
This fund will be making a second round of grants in July. Have a look at the criteria for application details here