Second round of grants awarded in Surrey Heath Borough Council’s COVID-19 Emergency Charity Grant Scheme

Date: 

Monday, 18 May, 2020

The second round of successful applicants has been announced in SHBC’s COVID-19 Emergency Charity Grant Scheme.   

Seven charitable organisations have been awarded a total of £9,500 to help deal with the impact of Coronavirus in the local community.  This brings the total amount of grants awarded to £40,200.  The first round of grants can be viewed here.

Organisations receiving grants in this round:    

  • The Brigitte Trust - £500 towards its service of providing on line support to those who have life threatening illness 

  • 1st Frimley Scout Group - £500   towards its Scouting service  

  • Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care Ltd - £2,500 to meet the additional demand of their telephone counselling service.   

  • Woking and Sam Beare Hospice - £2,500 towards providing palliative and end of life care for local people.   

  • The Autism Trust - £500 towards providing support and training within Surrey Heath.   

  • Windlesham Field of Remembrance - £500 to help with the loss of projected income from the newly constructed pavilion 

  • Christian Connect Counselling Service - £2,500 towards counselling to adults and families, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic origin and has adapted this to a virtual experience where possible.  

Leader of SHBC, Cllr Alan McClafferty, said:  

“The second round of grants is awarded to a group of charities and organisations who are making a real difference to our local communities at this very challenging time.  Once again I’d like to thank the officers involved who have ensured the grants have been awarded so promptly.   

Many thanks also to all the charities, voluntary and community groups who are supporting Surrey Heath.  There is still funding available for qualifying organisations and I encourage you to apply if you are eligible.” 

SHBC launched the rapid response fund on 8 April to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19.     

The scheme funds individual grants of up to £20,000 and is designed to retain the support within our community for those in the highest need. It is aimed at locally-based charities who have continued to operate and/or have specifically changed their service to support their at-risk clients.    

Priority is being given to organisations who receive Revenue Grants from the Council.   

The Council aims to make payments to successful organisations as soon as possible after the grant is awarded.     

 Applications are still open – for more information and to apply.  Please ensure you read through the criteria to ensure your organisation qualifies.