Bespoke service to suit your business, connecting you and your staff with your local community
We work with businesses who want to give something back to their local communities to fund the charities and voluntary groups, providing vital services for local people and disadvantaged individuals.
In the UK alone there are over 180,000 charities to choose from and it can be difficult to find the time and expertise to approach corporate giving efficiently. Knowing that your money is going to the right place, and dealing with the day-to-day hassles of on-going administration can be daunting. To really get the most out of giving, philanthropists must give wisely, thoughtfully.
Giving with the Community Foundation for Surrey is designed to be as simple as possible. Companies benefit from the Community Foundation’s due diligence, and knowledge of local needs.
We give you a chance to connect with their local area and directly benefit causes based on your company’s values, passions and interests; whether that be supporting older people, those with disabilities, helping young people with education and training or local sporting projects.
Our local expertise means we can often find wonderful grassroots projects, operating below the radar, where even a modest sum of money can make a huge difference. – Wendy Varcoe, Executive Director
Create a bespoke corporate fund
Your company can create a bespoke fund, where you and your staff can be as involved in the giving process as you wish. We can arrange for you and your team to visit the projects you support and keep you updated with their progress through monitoring reports, or you can simply establish your giving criteria and leave us to do the work on your behalf.
Registering your company for Payroll Giving, or Give As You Earn, makes giving to charity easy and tax efficient for all employees. Donations are taken directly from the individual’s salary before tax is calculated so that their gift goes further. For example, for a higher rate tax payer, a donation of £20 a month costs only £12.
Supporting our ongoing work
The Community Foundation for Surrey awards hundreds of grants each year from our family of funds, but this is all made possible through donations from our Foundation Champions. By donating to our core costs you can help us reach as many people in need as possible.
Alternatively each year we produce many publications, leaflets and marketing materials as well as organising events. We welcome the opportunity for companies to support this part of our work through sponsorship. For more information about how you can help please contact us.
Get in touch
Are you feeling inspired?
Contact us to discuss your giving options.
Thank you to our core sponsors and Foundation Champions