Funding and Grants

There are a variety of community funding and grant opportunities available from Mole Valley District Council and other bodies. Grants will be considered from organisations which deliver valuable services to Mole Valley residents and support Council priorities as outlined in our Corporate Strategy.

Refer to the table below to see if your organisation or project can apply.

The Capital and Thomas Flack Funds for 2019/20 are now open to new applications. Please contact us to request a grant application form.

Small-Grants Community Fund 2018/19

Capital Fund 2019/20

Thomas Flack Trust Fund 2019/20 (MVDC is the Trustee)

Who can apply?

Community and voluntary organisations and charities

Community and voluntary organisations and charities, village hall associations

Organisations benefiting residents of Leatherhead, Ashtead, Bookham and Fetcham

What can be applied for?

Revenue costs, e.g. activities, events, running costs, publicity, equipment, start-up costs.

Capital costs, e.g. new play equipment, community building improvements

Capital and revenue costs for the general benefit of the inhabitants of Leatherhead, Ashtead, Bookham and Fetcham

How much can be applied for?

Up to £5,000

Recommended up to £25,000

Recommended up to £25,000

What is the application deadline?

Quarterly: 30 June, 30 September, 29 December 2018, 30 March 2019

30 September 2018

30 September 2018

How do I apply?

Online form for applications under £1,000, form for applications from £1000 - £5000 available on request)

Form available on request from April 2018

Form available on request from April 2018

When will I know if my application is successful?

By the end of the month following the application deadline (July, October, January, April)

February to March 2019

February to March 2019

When will the payment be made?

Following confirmation of the success of your application

After April 2019 and on completion of project and receipt of invoices

Revenue applications: April 2019

Capital applications: After April 2019 and on completion of project and receipt of invoices

Priority will be given to organisations which:

  • show they will deliver improvements in at least one of the Council Strategy priority areas
  • show they have community support
  • work collaboratively with other agencies, organisations and individuals
  • raise funding through as many sources as possible
  • demonstrate that a grant will help to attract or unlock funding from other sources

Please review the grants policy carefully (see 'Downloads') to ensure that your project or service is eligible. If you have any questions, would like to discuss your application in advance or request for your application to be pre-checked, please call 01306 879338 or email

Other Funding Sources

See 'Internet Links' for other sources of funding and information on successful fundraising.

Last Updated: 03/05/2018

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