Grants and Funding

You can find details of funding sources here.


Surrey Mental Health Fund

The Community Foundation for Surrey is pleased to announce that we have launched a new Mental Health Fund for Surrey, which will focus on helping improve mental health amongst children and young people.

Having identified the need for a dedicated fund for Mental Health in Surrey, we have worked with partners in the statutory and voluntary sector to develop the priorities for the fund, based on emerging needs and gaps in support across the county. After consulting with these partners, it became clear that there is a need to support the mental health of children of primary school age and during the transition into secondary school, when mental health problems can start to occur. The Mental Health Foundation notes that approximately 70% of people with a mental health problem have not had support at a sufficiently early age, and that 50% of mental health problems are established by the time a child reaches 14.

Therefore, initially grants will be made to early intervention projects helping children and young people aged 8-13 develop emotional resilience and self-esteem. Consideration will be given to innovative new ideas and pilot projects as well as existing work.

Areas of particular interest include:

Encouraging healthier use of Social Media amongst children and young people
Self Harm prevention and support
Projects led by young people, including activities which raise awareness of youth mental health issues
Grants will typically be between £5,000-£10,000, however smaller projects are welcome to apply.

For more information and to apply visit the Community Foundation for Surrey website

Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants

Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants provides funding of £25,000 for not for profit organisations to deliver any health and wellbeing project across the whole of Surrey. Three projects will be shortlisted for the July and August in-store voting round to be voted for in all Tesco stores across Surrey. There will be a further Centenary Grants voting round in November and December as well. You can find more information about the Centenary Grants scheme here.


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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