23rd June 2020
Community Foundation for Surrey makes grants to those in serious need
Charities and community groups supporting some of the most vulnerable and isolated across Surrey during the Covid-19 crisis are gearing up for a huge increase in demand during late June and July. They recognise that many people who have not yet sought assistance – especially where restrictions have meant they could not gain help – have yet to come forward.
That is why the Community Foundation for Surrey – which by 20thJune had raised £1.4 million into its Coronavirus Response Fund – is continuing to award emergency grants of up to £5K in its Phase 1 funding. Priority is given to groups working with older people, those with disabilities, mental health needs and families in need. To date, £900,000 has been awarded to 168 local organisations – and more grants will be announced soon.
Vitally, the Community Foundation has now launched Phase 2 of its support programme – awarding grants of up to £25K for an organisation’s essential running costs. Here, the focus is on (though not exclusively) groups delivering to priority beneficiaries in the areas of domestic abuse, older people and youth mental health. The first Phase 2 Coronavirus Response grant was made to help fund the new refuge opened on 15thJune by Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid, in partnership with Your Sanctuary, Surrey County Council and Surrey PCC. For details of more grants and how to apply, click here.
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