Small-Grants Community Fund

The Small-Grants Community Fund has been created to offer support to charities and community groups that carry out valuable work within their communities, towards building increased community resilience and self-reliance. Funding rounds are quarterly and the next application deadline is 30 December 2019.

How do I apply?

Amber Foundation Farm Place
Amber Foundation Farm Place
Amber Foundation Farm Place

Complete the Expression of Interest form below to find out if your organisation and project meets the eligibility criteria.

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

Expression of Interest ›

Who has been awarded grant funding?

Nine groups have already received grants in this financial year.

The Brigitte Trust - £4,525

  • To contribute towards the training costs for new volunteers, providing emotional and practical support for residents who are facing life threatening illnesses.  

Brockham Youth Café - £800

  • To purchase a 3-in-1 games table including table tennis, ice hockey and billiards as well as a football table for the new youth café opening in September 2018.

Challengers - £2,210

  • To fund social activities, events and trips for local disabled young adults to help them enjoy happier and healthier lives, and improve community engagement.

Charlwood Village Football Club - £1,646

  • Funding towards purchase of portable football goals to allow all year round training.  The goals will also be available to local residents and teams.

Community Fridges - £1,000

  • To trial the delivery of surplus food which would otherwise go to waste to rural housing estates in Mole Valley, to assess the demand in these communities.  Community Fridges are already up and running elsewhere in Mole Valley.

Dorking Minds - £5,000

  •  To help fund a Mental Health First Aid Trainer, providing a more sustainable and affordable source of Mental Health First Aid Training. Dorking Minds provides mental health support and subsidised services to people in the Dorking area.   

Families Matter - £950

  • To provide crafts and cookery materials for summer courses, support a holiday lunch play-scheme and fund sensory equipment to help with ADHD/ ASD behaviours.  Families Matter is a family support group in North Leatherhead.

St John's Chapel, Westcott - £2,500

  • Improvements to the graveyard, including clearance and tree pruning, and the creation of a 'Peace Garden' tended by community groups.

Stripey Stork- £2,250

  • To help fund a pilot scheme in Mole Valley, promoting three pop up donation days, developing partnerships and recruiting Mole Valley based volunteers. Stripey Stork is a voluntary organisation based in East Surrey, which collects babies' and children's clothing, furniture and equipment and redistributes them to families in need.

Nine local groups benefited from last year's funding, receiving a total of £21,298 towards valuable community projects.

Dorking Area Community First Responders - £2478

  • For two defibrillator and responder kit bags for newly recruited first responders and two cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) models for use in their free community HeartStart courses to demonstrate the most effective rate and depth for compressions.

Family Voice Surrey - £2024

  • To fund a local 'hub coordinator' for Mole Valley, who will represent Family Voice Surrey in the District, building a network of parents and carers of children and young people with additional needs and/or disabilities.

Surrey Care Trust - £1827

  • To support three volunteer mentors to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Mole Valley to improve their life chances.

Surrey Hills Arts - £2300

  • To fund community engagement elements of the 'Surrey Unearthed' project in Mole Valley.

The Amber Foundation - £4737

  • To contribute to providing a one bed space for a homeless young person to provide a fresh start in a safe and nurturing environment.

Be Me Project - £2000

  • To contribute to costs including training and course materials for self esteem courses for women and girls.

Sight for Surrey - £900

  • To provide funding towards arts workshops for children and young people with vision impairments and other complex medical needs.

Cruse Bereavement Care - £1000

  • To contribute towards running costs for one-to-one adult and children bereavement support services

Brockham Village Hall - £4000

  • To assist with revenue costs while new management fundraises and plans capital outlay

Still have questions?

Mole Valley District Council would really like to hear from more small organisations and charities within Mole Valley who would benefit from the fund. For more information and guidance in completing an application please refer to the Community Grants Policy, call 01306 879338, or email

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Last Updated: 02/10/2019

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