Elmbridge Community Fund

SAY Youth Club recieving grant cheque at House of Commons event

Elmbridge is one of Surrey’s most affluent and sought after areas, and regularly features as one of best places to live in the UK. Amidst this wealth, there are pockets of disadvantage in the borough where groups and communities are quite simply overlooked.

The overall wealth of Elmbridge often masks these, but there are many shocking statistics about social or geographical areas of deprivation and need, and because they are hidden, they are often much harder to address.

The Elmbridge Community Fund supports local community and voluntary groups who are making a difference to the quality of local community life by awarding grants to fund their work. The Fund supports voluntary effort, not just for a single cause, but across all sectors including; isolated older people, those affected by long term illness and disability, young people and families living in poverty and disadvantage.

The fund makes it easy for local residents to support the breadth of needs in the Elmbridge Community by:

  • Exclusively supporting local community projects
  • Pooling donations from companies, individuals and families to make a bigger impact
  • Providing a sustainable source of funding to support the evolving community needs
  • Developing the capacity to respond to local issues as they arise

We are building a fund to support disadvantaged individuals and communities across all of Elmbridge. It will bring major benefits and help inspire local giving.

Dominic Raab, MP for Esher and Walton, Fund Panel Member

How to give


This is a permanent fund that people can either donate to now, or leave a legacy to in the future. Donations can be made at any level, either as one-off donations or spread over a period of time. They can be donated as gifts of cash, legacies, shares, property or land.

To donate, contact us for more information or simply send a cheque payable to the Elmbridge Community Fund to:

Community Foundation for Surrey, 30 Church Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EP

Don’t forget Gift Aid! Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, the Elmbridge Community Fund will receive an extra 25p from HM Revenue & Customs, helping your donation go further.

Apply for funding


Applying for funding is easy. Simply fill out a quick Expression of Interest Form (EOI) to start the application process.

Tell us what you want to do, and how much you would like to apply for. The EOI is designed to save you time and provide us with a little more information about your funding needs prior to making a full application.

The grants team will then review your EOI against our fund criteria and advise you if we can invite you forward to make a full application.

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