Surrey Young People’s Fund

The Surrey Young People’s Fund was established in October 2014 to support disadvantaged young people in Surrey to gain access to training and employment.

Grants are awarded by a panel of experienced volunteers who have a passion for assisting young people in Surrey improve their employment prospects.

Download the full Fund guidelines here

Fund criteria


Grants support individuals aged 16-25 at the time of application who are resident in Surrey and show the motivation to achieve their goals. Feedback will be required after any grant is awarded.

Applicants should be in one of the following five target groups:

  • Over 18 and unemployed (working less than 16 hours per week
  • Aged 16 -18 and not in full-time or part time school or college education or work-based learning, such as an apprenticeship
  • Educational under-achievers (having achieved or likely to achieve fewer than 5 GCSEs grades A-C
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • In or leaving care

Grants from the Surrey Young People’s Fund will typically be between £50 and £200 and can fund items directly related to enhance the young person’s employability skills, either through:

  • Qualifications, certificates or licences
  • Vocational or technical skills, or
  • Self-development opportunities which improve social skills, motivation and confidence

Requests should fall into one of the following categories:

  • Course fees
  • Travel costs (for education, training or employment)
  • Childcare (for short term education or training)
  • Equipment, materials or tools
  • Work or training related clothing
  • Volunteering/work placement costs
  • Online learning

Make a funding enquiry now

 

You can also download a Surrey Young People’s Fund flyer to help us spread the word about this Fund.

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 Surrey Young People’s 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 Surrey Young People’s 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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