Small-Grants Community Fund

The Small-Grants Community Fund has been created to offer support to charities, community and voluntary groups that carry out valuable work within their communities, building increased community resilience and self-reliance.

Grants up to £5,000 are available for revenue costs or for small improvements to community buildings. Funding rounds are quarterly and the next application deadline is 31 March 2022. 

How do I apply to the Small Grants Community Fund?

Complete the Expression of Interest form below to find out if your organisation and project meets the eligibility criteria. When completing the form, please provide details as to how Mole Valley residents will benefit from the project.

We encourage organisations to raise funding through as many sources as possible with 100% funding generally only provided in exceptional circumstances. 

Based on the information you have provided, we will advise you if your project or organisation meets our eligibility criteria. We will also provide you with a grant application form if relevant and give you the deadlines for applying. Please note that providing you with this information and an application form does not guarantee that your application will be successful. Ensure when submitting an Expression of Interest that you allow yourself enough time following this to complete a full application before the next deadline.

When making a full application you will also be asked to supply additional documents by email or post

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Who has been awarded grant funding?

In the first two quarters of the 2021/22 financial year, eleven groups have received grants totalling £30,291

ALDAG (Always Learning, Developing and Growing) - £5,000

  • Funding towards the refurbishment of a shop into a new cafe.

B@titude - £4,646

  • To help fund the relaunch of The Hive at the Leatherhead Community Hub.

Belong - £2,500

  • To help fund the one to one mentoring programme for 8-18 year olds.

Cruse Bereavement Care - £1,800

  • Funding towards a project to provide free 1:1 support for bereaved people of all ages in Mole Valley.

Leatherhead Community Hub - £2,500

  • Funding to enable direct access to/from recreation ground at the Community Centre and creation of area for takeaway food and drink.

Leigh Village Hall - £1,141

  • Replacement of two of the Hall's windows. 

Mid Surrey Community Fridges - £2,082

  • Funding towards extending the mobile fridge service to make new stops in Westcott, Bookham and Brockham.

Sunnybank Trust - £2,500

  • To help fund twice weekly radio show on Surrey Hills Radio during COVID-19 pandemic for people with learning disabilities.

Surrey Care Trust - £3,500

  •  Funding towards The Gateway Allotment project helping vulnerable families and individuals.

The Community Wardrobe - £3,722

  • Contribution towards the start-up costs of the organisation.

The Patchworking Garden Project - £900

  • Redevelopment of the organisation's website, providing help for people with physical or mental health conditions, learning disabilities, and people suffering with dementia, isolation or bereavement.