A long-term fund to support residents across REIGATE and BANSTEAD

For many, Reigate and Banstead is a wonderful place in which to live. However, despite being one of the wealthiest Boroughs in England, Reigate and Banstead has unseen pockets of hardship and deprivation. Run by volunteers and managed by the Community Foundation for Surrey (CFS), the Community Fund for Reigate and Banstead exists to address this need and improve the lives of local people across the Borough.

Our ambition is to inspire local philanthropy and create a sustainable source of support to address the many arising needs across the area. The Fund is for residents and businesses to come together and support our Borough’s local communities through funding vital projects such as community sports clubs, counselling and wellbeing projects, and other local projects benefiting local people – it is an investment in our future. You can be sure that your donation will be put to good use.

To encourage the local community to support RB Community Fund, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council will match fund every £1 of private donations with a further 50p.

Please donate to help your local community at this critical time, by clicking the following button:

Tackling LOCAL NEEDS in Reigate and Banstead

Fund Beneficiaries

We are delighted to have been able to distribute more grants to local good causes, particularly to groups assisting in the response of the coronavirus pandemic at this time:

St Matthew’s Foodbank – launched in response to growing concern relating to local cases of poverty and hunger amongst the most vulnerable in Redhill and the surrounding area. The organisation provides local families and individuals who are struggling with essential food and supplies.

A grant was awarded for portacabins to ensure the operation of the foodbank that was urgently in need of a dedicated space due to previous sites having to close as a result of the pandemic. Funding also supported a new Co-ordinator within the organisations team, to meet the 380% increase in demand against the previous year.

The Children’s Trust – provide vital support to children with severe brain injuries and their families, who are most vulnerable. Funding was awarded for the increased use of Personal Protective Equipment needed to protect clients and staff when delivering day to day care. This grant also supported with additional cleaning costs and materials to further ensure the safety of those at the charity.

Merstham Community Facility Trust – provides low-cost food and support to vulnerable local residents across Redhill. Funding supported the salary costs for their General Manager, a critical role to ensure the café’s operational success. The cafe aims to make delicious, wholesome food available to everyone within the local community using quality, donated ingredients to keep costs low. The café provides a welcoming place for clients to meet one another, access much needed services and feel part of their community.

Fund Grants Panel

Our independent grant making panel is supported by the Community Foundation for Surrey, Crispin Blunt MP for Reigate, and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, and is made up of local stakeholders and donors with a knowledge and interest in the community.

Support the Fund

The Community Fund for Reigate and Banstead comprises donations from individual residents and local companies. It has both a long-term endowment fund for future growth, and a grants fund from which disbursements are made to local charities and good causes on a regular basis. The easiest way to donate is via our enthuse page, at this link.

Donations can be made at any level, as a one-off contribution or as a standing order (supporting the fund longer-term). We also accept gifts of cash, legacies, shares, property or land.

For online donations, please use our ‘enthuse donations‘ page, a simple and secure method of online giving. If you’d like to make a bank transfer, please contact us for more information. 

A cheque can also be made payable to the Community Fund for Reigate and Banstead to:

Community Foundation for Surrey, Suite 3, First Floor, Cleary Court, 169 Church Street East, Woking, GU21 6HJ

Please don’t forget Gift Aid! Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, the Community Fund for Reigate and Banstead will receive an extra 25p from HM Revenue & Customs, helping your donation go further. Simply fill out our quick and easy Gift Aid form using the button below.

Apply for Funding

Applying for funding is easy. Simply fill out a quick Expression of Interest Form (EOI) to start the application process.

Tell us what you want to do, and how much you would like to apply for. The EOI is designed to save you time and provide us with a little more information about your funding needs prior to making a full application.

The grants team will then review your EOI against our fund criteria and advise you if we can invite you forward to make a full application.