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Your Fund Surrey £100m fund

Published: 03 November 2021

YFS

First community projects receive funding

The first two projects to be approved for funding from Your Fund Surrey (YFS) community funding project have been announced. Funding of £30k has been awarded to the Weybridge Men's Shed and £35,000 for the Claygate Recreation Ground Trust.

The £100m community fund is designed to give financial backing to projects submitted by residents and community groups that will enhance their local area, with people encouraged to 'Think Big'. Both projects were delighted to receive their funding enabling them to further enhance their projects for the benefit of their communities.

What's happening in your area?

Currently there are nearly 1,350 ideas pinned on the ideas map. The Your Fund Surrey team has received nearly 200 submissions since the portal opened earlier this year. You can have your say on what's being proposed here: Share Your Views On Your Fund Surrey Project Proposals – Commonplace

Surrey County Councillor Mark Nuti said "YFS has seen an incredible public response across the county. And we're delighted to be able to start allocating funding to community projects like these which will make a positive impact on their communities – we look forward to seeing more and more funding allocated across the whole breadth of the county. So keep them coming – even if you've never put a funding application together before – get together with others in your community and we can help to help you make it happen".

To come up with a community project idea residents are encouraged to speak to their local County Councillor, community groups, neighbours and friends about what could be achieved in their area and what ideas might already be being developed.

What can Your Fund Surrey be used for?

  • Capital, one-off costs – the Fund cannot pay for ongoing running and maintenance costs
  • Projects that fit with the aims of Surrey's Community Vision
  • Projects that have the support of your local community

Find out more at on the Your Fund Surrey web page.

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