Depending on the type of funding you want and the nature of the project, you will probably need to try several sources.
From here you can find information on a wide variety of funding opportunities.
The following links may help to get you started:
Get funding and support
Are you part of the charity, faith, community or volunteering sector with a great idea for a project? If so there are a number of different funding pots you can apply to as well as ways you can get advice and support for your project:
- Members' Community Allocation - Each county councillor has a budget allocation so organisations and groups can apply for funds for projects that promote the social, economic and environmental well-being of the local community. Contact your local councillor to find out more.
- Community Covenant Grant Scheme - Funds local projects which strengthen the ties or the mutual understanding between members of the Armed Forces Community and the wider community in which they live.
- Councils for Voluntary Service in Surrey - Support for voluntary and community groups in Surrey including funding advice, training and information on areas like human resources and finance.
- Community Foundation for Surrey - A charitable trust that offers grant funding to local groups who make a real difference to the well-being of people in their communities
- Surrey Hills Sustainable Development Fund - Grants for organisations, businesses, community groups and individuals whose projects bring social, environmental and economic benefits to the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
- The London Marathon Charitable Trust - As a result of our involvement in hosting the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and Classic, grants are available to local projects that get more people participating in sport and encourage local community engagement.
- SurreyCommunity.info - Community, voluntary and not-for-profit groups in Surrey can get a free website. SurreyCommunity will host your website, provide the software for editing it and any technical support - all you have to contribute is the time to create, edit and run your site.
- Co-op Local Causes - Co-op are looking for three projects, in each of around 1,500 local communities across the UK.
- Tesco Centenary Grants is open for not-for-profit groups to apply for a £25,000 grant, to deliver any health and wellbeing project across an entire funding region. Local funding regions include the following counties Surrey, Kent and Sussex (projects must deliver across both East and West Sussex).
- BBC Children in Need Family Fund - BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances. The programme provides items that meet a child's most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to a child's wellbeing.
Lottery and other funding
To find out the types of grants that are available to help you or your organisation develop a range of projects, please visit the following websites:
- The Big Lottery Fund
- Sport England
- Arts Council
- Awards for All
- Heritage Lottery Fund
- Surrey Community Action