The Tandridge Community Fund (TCF) a charitable fund specifically for the benefit of Tandridge district and its residents. The TCF has been set up in partnership with the Community Foundation for Surrey. By working together we offer a fund that enables and encourages local giving so that as a district we can develop a greater capacity to respond to local issues.
The fund is in perpetuity – the capital is never touched but the interest earned is used to help good causes in the Tandridge District area. The long term objective is to build a capital fund of at least £200,000 that will be available to help make a significant contribution to meeting the charitable needs of our district. The TCF encourages the efforts of the many existing voluntary groups, by offering a fund that makes grants to help meet local needs. It does not compete with them.
The fund has received backing from Mrs Sarah Goad, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey; Nick Skellett, recent Chairman of Surrey County Council; Peter Ainsworth, M.P. for East Surrey; District and Parish Councillors; and other prominent persons in the area.
What's the need?
As a district our needs are very specific, we are often faced with reduced access to facilities and funding:
- Support for older residents – due to restricted access to transport and basic services, our older residents are often in danger of isolation. The fund will support projects to reduce this isolation such as events and activities.
- Facilities & training, skills and experience for young people – Providing funding support towards youth clubs such as funding activities, equipment, expeditions, Scouts & Guides
- Community Facilities – improving access and services at community focal points
- Preserving our heritage and environment – supporting projects that improve our heritage, culture and environment
What the TCF can offer?
A Management Panel makes grants out of the income from the TCF to support people, projects and activities within our community as long as they meet the Fund criteria.
Grants will fund both existing services or facilities and new initiatives and can contribute to either capital costs such as funding new equipment or supporting ongoing running costs. Each year the TCF Panel, working with the Community Foundation for Surrey will set specific criteria to reflect the current needs of the community.
Who to contact:
If you have any questions not answered her, if you would like to discuss fundraising ideas or if you are interested in making a donation to the Tandridge Community Fund, please feel free to contact one of the Management Panel below:
Julia Church Tel: 01883 346641
Mike Moss Tel: 01883 713322
Jeremy Webster Tel: 01883 348394
Alternatively, contact the Community Foundation for Surrey directly on 01483 409230.