Grants and Funding

Surrey Community Action administers the Community Buildings Grant Scheme on behalf of Surrey County Council and nine district and borough councils. You can also find details of other funding sources here too.


Community Buildings Grant Scheme

We administer the Surrey Community Buildings Scheme, which offers capital grants to village halls, community centres and voluntary youth buildings.
The grant scheme is jointly funded by Surrey County Council and the following District and Borough Councils:

  • Elmbridge
  • Guildford
  • Mole Valley
  • Reigate & Banstead
  • Runnymede
  • Surrey Heath
  • Tandridge
  • Woking

Grants may be available towards a range of projects, including:

  • providing new community buildings
  • extensions to existing buildings
  • provision of disability access and facilities
  • major structural work
  • major refurbishment to hall, kitchens, toilets etc
  • unforeseen urgent repairs such as re-wiring or re-roofing
  • provision of car parking
  • Special consideration will be given to applications which are made in order to comply with The Disability Discrimination Act 2004 (Part 3)

The scheme is currently being reviewed. Please check again for further updates. Garfield Weston is offering a capital grants scheme which is open for applications until 30 June 2018.

Community Transport Funding Pot

Surrey County Council is inviting good neighbour and volunteer car schemes to bid for grant funding from its Community Transport Project Funding Pot.

You can bid up to £1,000 on a project which enables greater access to community transport and/or improves the passenger experience. There is a maximum of one bid per scheme.

To apply, complete the application form and return it by 28 February 2018 to simon.cox@surreycc.gov.uk.


Tesco Bags of Help

Tesco’s Bags of Help fund is currently opening up a new round of funding for grants of up to £4,000 to community groups who ‘support local projects, that benefit the community’. Examples of some of the types of projects which could qualify for support include improving community buildings, improving outdoor spaces, buying new equipment, training coaches, volunteering and hosting community events.

Competition for the scheme is fairly low so to take advantage of this, apply as soon as possible. The application form is available online at: www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco.


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