Community Improvements Fund
The Community Improvements Fund is the Leader's initiative to support local residents to turn a great idea into something real that will benefit people in their community.
Grants have been available to cover capital costs for community infrastructure projects, and applicants could apply for grants of £10,000 to £30,000 that support Surrey County Council's strategic objectives of making sure everyone in Surrey has a great start to life and can live and age well, and that Surrey's economy remains strong and sustainable.
Over the five years it has been running, the fund has supported 100 projects to become a reality, providing £2,925,654 to help release £16,564,014.68 from other organisations towards community projects.
Some of the benefits have been, refurbished community venues, new park gyms, community led shops and coffee enterprises to help young people, extra resources for scouts/guiding groups and education centres at wildlife hotspots. A full list of the projects that have been funded are included below.
There is no funding to be allocated within the 2017/18 financial year. However there are a range of other funding opportunities for community groups, or through external organisations such as the Community Foundation for Surrey.