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 30 September 2021. 

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 2020/21 financial year, thirteen groups have received grants totalling £32,857.87

Besom - £3,000

  • Purchase of household items for individuals and families with limited resources.

Dorking Christian Centre - £5,000

  • To enable the Centre to provide facilities for local food banks to distribute supplies to vulnerable people.

Great Bookham Mask Tree - £1,650

  • Funding to enable organisation to make face coverings for the local community in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Just Bring Yourself - £497.87

  • Funding towards two sustainable tourism trial events

Leatherhead Bowling Club - £2,590

  • To improve disability access at the club.

Leatherhead Cricket Club - £3,962

  • Improve clubhouse facilities 

Leigh Village Hall - £1,028

  • Replacement of the front gate.

Mole Valley Veterans' Hub - £3,620

  • Funding towards activities to help improve the mental and physical wellbeing of Mole Valley veterans.

New Life Church - £900

  •  Funding towards room hire at the Chart Downs Community Centre for weekly "2020 babies group" sessions.

St Mary Magdalene Church - £5,000

  • Funding towards replacing the parish room boiler and heating system

St Paul's Church Nursery School - £1,000

  • The purchase of a bell tent, fire equipment and other outdoor equipment

The Secret WW2 Learning Network - £450

  • Design and production of information boards.

Walliswood Village Hall- £4,160

  • Funding towards the repairs to the Village Hall.