What would you do with £100 million in Surrey?
What does your local community need? A new community centre? A local swimming pool? Collaborative work space? New football pitches? A community food growing space? A space to train and learn?
Please take a look at some of our current project proposals and have your say!
Step 1 - Share your idea
Speak to your neighbours and community groups in your area about how you can deliver exciting, inspiring and 'place-changing' projects together.
Ideas can be plotted on the interactive Commonplace map below, with people able to comment, make further suggestions or simply give project ideas a thumbs up. See further information through the sections on this webpage.
Step 2 - Submit your idea
The next step will be to submit your ideas in the Idea's Submission portal. Please refer to this Ideas Submission Help and Guidance document (PDF) which will help you get prepared for submitting your idea.
The first time you access the portal, you will need to create a Surrey account login using your email and phone number.
Projects that meet the criteria and prove that they will deliver a positive benefit for local people will be taken through an application process and the first funding will be administered in Summer 2021.
Step 3 - Submit your full application
After feedback from the Your Fund Surrey project team, you will be invited to submit your full application, including supporting documents and evidence of community engagement.
Please refer to the Full Submission Help and Guidance document (PDF) and supporting templates which will help you get prepared for submitting your idea.
Your Fund Surrey can be accessed 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
The key stages
Stage 1: Ideas development
Think you have a great idea that meets the basic criteria? Post your idea in Commonplace online and encourage others to take a look and comment.
Stage 2: Ideas submission
Once your idea is on Commonplace and has got some local support, submit the project to the Fund via a simple application form. The Your Fund Surrey Team will assess your Ideas Submission and provide feedback.
Please refer to this Ideas Submission Help and Guidance document (PDF) which will help you get prepared for submitting your idea.
Stage 3: Full submission
If your proposal meets the criteria for the Fund, you will be invited to submit a full project plan, including supporting document and evidence of community engagement. Commonplace B runs alongside as applicants are completing the full application (applications can decide when their 28 days on Commonplace run).
Please take a look at the Full Submission Guidance Document (PDF) which will help you getting prepared for submitting your application. The following Supporting documents will need to be completed as part of you Full Submission application.
Stage 4: Assessment and scoring against criteria
The Your Fund Surrey team, will formally assess and score applications against the set criteria for the Fund. Applications are scored by two YFS officers and at least one member of the Expert Hub using a weighted scoring matrix.
Stage 5: YFS Advisory Panel to review shortlisted proposals
The Your Fund Surrey Advisory Panel will review shortlisted applications following assessment and scoring of bids to advise on and inform the final officer recommendations to the appropriate decision-maker. The Panel may choose to re-refer an application.
Stage 6: Formal decision-making process and award of funding
The Your Fund Surrey Advisory Panel will advise on and inform final officer recommendations to the appropriate decision maker on the proposed funding awards to be made. All financial decisions will then be taken within the County Council's formal decision-making process. Successful projects which gain funding will then be monitored to ensure delivery against agreed outcomes.