Surrey Heath Arts Council


Registered Charity 286681

Surrey Heath Arts Council was founded in 1981 under the auspices of the then Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Mrs Joy Reid.

Membership is open to any individual or representatives of Arts organisations operating within the Borough of Surrey Heath. The Committee comprises representatives of local arts organisations, Borough Councillors and co-opted members.

The aim of the Arts Council is to stimulate and encourage the creative arts and develop their appreciation amongst residents throughout the Borough of Surrey Heath. Through assisting individuals and facilitating some events it endeavours to show the local community the wealth of talent which exists in the Borough and seeks to improve communication and awareness between interested individuals and groups.

The Arts Council helps groups and individuals financially through two schemes, both of which require applicants to live or, in the case of organisations, meet within the Borough. Applications are considered by a Grants Subcommittee and a recommendation made for endorsement by the Arts Council. The Subcommittee meets up to four times a year.


This is a small grants scheme funded by our annual competitive application to the Borough Council. If our application is successful we are enabled to provide limited financial assistance to local groups and individuals at non-professional level. Examples of eligible applications might include summer school fees, grants towards equipment, or assistance in mounting a particular group project.


These are available to students studying at professional level. Funding is allocated from interest on invested capital which was specifically donated or raised for this purpose.

These awards may be given to students to assist them to progress in their chosen cultural careers.

To apply for a Bursary Award Students should initially send a letter of application to :

Andrew Edmeads, Camberley Theatre, Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3SY, Tel 01276 707600 or by email to: