Your Fund Surrey Large Community Projects given the green light

Funding for large scale projects that provide wide community benefit

July's Cabinet meeting approved multi-million-pound investments into two large scale community projects which will benefit Surrey residents. To date, the total funds awarded to communities across Surrey now stands at over £14 million.

The Wildlife Aid Foundation in Leatherhead will receive a £2.8 million grant from the Your Fund Surrey Large Community Project Fund to build a new Visitor Centre and Community Hub that will provide year-round activities for visitors. The funds will also be used to install accessible boardwalks, viewing platforms and hides which will offer visitors free access across the site.

Ashford Community Hub, another recent successful applicant to Your Fund Surrey Large Community Project Fund, will receive approximately £900,000 to provide a much-needed modern space for Spelthorne residents to enjoy. The grant will be used for a new building that is welcoming, accessible and environmentally sustainable. It will provide a range of activities which are not currently available in the Ashford, Staines and Stanwell areas as well as providing the new home for the 8th Ashford Scouts.

Large community projects funding

Your Fund Surrey large community projects funding is for larger capital projects in excess of £10,000 and is subject to a staged application process.

Examples of the types of projects it can be used for include:

  • New community centres
  • Local swimming pools
  • Sports pavilions or clubhouses
  • Collaborative workspaces
  • New football pitches
  • Community food growing space

Other funding opportunities

As well as Your Fund Surrey funding, there are lots of other funds out there to support small and large scale community projects including the re-launched Your Councillor Community Fund.

Surrey has a variety of funds and funding advice accessible by Surrey communities, provided by different organisations. Visit our Community funding web page to find out more about other opportunities.

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