Guildford Community Grants Scheme

The Guildford Community Grants scheme application period for 2019/20 has now closed. Dates for 20/20 are yet to be confirmed and this page will be updated once confirmation has been received.

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This scheme offers funding for community projects and initiatives that support our following priorities:

  • Projects supporting older people in our community

  • Projects supporting vulnerable and less advantaged people in our community

  • Projects that protect or enhance our environment

  • Projects that enhance our sporting, cultural and recreational facilities

  • Projects that deliver health and wellbeing improvements for our residents

  • Projects that prevent homelessness and rough sleeping in the borough

  • Projects that provide skills training and work opportunities for residents

  • Projects that deliver initiatives to address issues of rural deprivation - including skills and enterprise, crime reduction and environmental, cultural and leisure projects.

Grant support is available to charitable, social enterprise, community and voluntary organisations. We are particularly looking to support projects that will become self-sustaining and will not require ongoing year-on-year contributions from the Council. This will be taken into account in the assessment of applications.

We welcome applications from new groups or organisations.

Grants that were awarded to local community groups in 2015/16

Successful organisations 2017/2018



Amount awarded 

Oakleaf Enterprise

Reach out for wellbeing (North Guildford)


St John's Ambulance

Donate for Defibs


Volunteering Action South West Surrey

Welcome to Volunteering!


Crossroads Care Surrey

Support for core hours to provide respite for vulnerable unpaid carers in Guildford


Worplesdon Memorial Hall and Sime Art Gallery Charitable Trust

Kitchen Extension Improvement Scheme


CHIPS (Guildford)

Healthy lives, brighter future


Guildford Orienteering Club

Coaching qualification for junior development programme - Go Bananas


The Pied Piper Theatre

Hare & Tortoise


Effingham Cricket Club

Storage facility proposal


Synergy Dance Ltd

Dance acrobatics for teens


Sunrise Gurkha Sports Club

Active Life -4


East Clandon Village Hall

Improvements to village hall


Guildford Model Engineering Society Ltd

Renew the ground level track


Surrey Youth Focus

Youth social action - Guildford