The Tandridge Together Community Fund invited local organisations, which operate in the Tandridge district, to apply for small grants in 2018 and more than 60 local organisations applied. In January 2019, the fund awarded over £30,000 in grants of up to £2,000 to local organisations to help fund initiatives which will directly benefit residents. Local organisations who were awarded a grant:
- East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services
- Stripey Stork
- Age UK Surrey
- Crossroads Care Surrey
- Oxted Young Persons Theatre (OYPT)
- Caterham Barracks Community Trust
- Prospero Theatre Community Interest Company
- Surrey Welfare Rights Unit
- Viewpoint Centre CIO
- Tandridge Befriending Service (Tandridge Voluntary Action)
- Family Voice Surrey
- East Surrey Carers Support Association
- The Woodhouse Centre
- Age Concern Oxted, Limpsfield and District
- Caterham and Warlingham Citizens Advice Bureau
- Breck Foundation
- The Orpheus Centre
- YMCA East Surrey
The grants will help a wide range of projects from collecting and distributing donations for babies and children, befriending services for the elderly, support for vulnerable residents and carers, as well as delivering mental health workshops in schools and supporting a variety of clubs, activities, outdoor gyms and play areas.
The fund has been made up of £16,500 raised by the Tandridge Together Lottery and £17,000 from the Council’s Small Grants Fund. Thanks to the success of the Tandridge Together Lottery, which launched in March 2018, the fund available to local organisations increased this year. 10p from every ticket sold goes directly into the Tandridge Together Community Fund for the Council to distribute in small grants.
Later this year, we will be inviting local charities and voluntary groups in the Tandridge district to apply for grants which will be awarded by the Tandridge Health and Wellbeing Board in January 2020. The details will be made available on this page, we will issue a press release and post on our social media accounts and we will notify all local good causes registered on our Tandridge Together Lottery.