Funding for local voluntary and community organisations

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  1. 1. Council grants and subsidies
  2. 2. You are here: Small grants
  3. 3. Creating Healthy Communities grants
  4. 4. Medium grants
  5. 5. Rental grant subsidy
  6. 6. In-kind support

2. Small grants

Small and Medium grants have been paused and will not be available in 2022/23.

If you are a local voluntary sector organisation looking for support with funding you can access advice and guidance from:

Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead (VARB)

If you have any questions about the support the Council provides to local voluntary sector partners please contact us at


2021/22 Round 2 Small Grant recipients 

Organisation name

Funding would be used for

Epsom Downs Family Centre / Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum

Women's Group Work in Tadworth, engaging local families, facilitating English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) tutoring, increasing inclusion and community integration.

Head2Head Theatre

Dick Whittington pantomime for children with learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

Kingswood Shetlands & Friends AAT C.I.C

Purchase of required equipment for Animal Assisted Therapy for SEN young people and elderly residents.

Redhill Football Club

Community football sessions in the park at Cromwell Estate for disadvantaged young people.

Relate Mid Surrey

Subsidised and free counselling sessions for disadvantaged young people, individuals, couples and families.

Salfords Cricket Club

Increasing participation in Girls and Women's Cricket.

Stripey Stork

Support Santa Stork 2021, providing gifts for children and families referred to the programme.

The Banstead Tuesday Club and D-cafe

Singing sessions and seated exercise classes for people with dementia and their carers.

2021/22 Round 1 Small Grant recipients

Organisation name

Funding would be used for

7th Reigate Scout Group

Repair a vandalised section or roof and install fire detection system which would make the building safer for overnight stays.

17th Reigate Scout Group

Contribution to purchase of a group minibus.

Age Concern Voluntary Association for the Elderly Merstham, Redhill and Reigate

weekly seated exercise classes for older people.

British Legion

Contribution to purchase of a bench to be placed at Banstead War Memorial.

Dementia First

Contribution to start-up costs for a new dementia day care service in Horley.

Downlands Trust

Contribution to purchase of an off-road vehicle to enable access to the countryside sites to complete conservation work.

Empire Hall Horley

Purchase of adequate window covering to allow overnight stays and prevent light pollution bothering overlooking neighbours.

Feeding Help in East Surrey CIC

Pay for the qualified breastfeeding counsellor who attends the two baby cafes each week in Reigate and Horley, and the training of volunteer peer supporters.

Friends of Merstham Parks & Greens

Purchase of Solitary Bee Habitats for Merstham Wildlife Gardens to help prevent insect loss.

Horley Cricket and Hockey Club

Replace the ageing and increasingly unsafe outdoor netted practice area, including the artificial turf, nets and perimeter fence.

Infinity Space to Grow

Bloom parents group and contribution to the pilot of Intergenerational Music Group.

Kingswood Primary School - FPTA

Contribution to purchase of a defibrillator for school grounds.

Kingswood Primary School - in partnership with The Jasmine Mahoney Memorial

Improvement of The Jasmine Memorial Garden at Kingswood Primary School

Landen Park

Contribution to purchase of plants to improve Landen Park Village Green space and amenities.

Lucy Rayner

The Hummingbird Process Project. Purchasing equipment to record an online version of the Hummingbird project to support young people's mental health.

Redhill Baptist Church

Bereavement Advice & Support Redhill - Reigate Area. Free, localised, generic support, advice and information to signpost adults and families when they are bereaved to specialist agencies, projects and support groups.

Renewed Hope

Purchase of tablets and laptop to administer the Outcome Star software to  will allow their new support worker to identify a client's individual needs and goals and track their progress towards it 


Additional training on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Self-Care, Sensory Needs, Attachment and safety and identity for volunteers supporting young people with their mental health.

The Include Project

The Include Choir: Together Again. Restarting the Include Choir in physical form, while maintaining digital services, from September 2021


COVID-19 recovery groups for families who haven't been able to mix during lockdown.

Whitebushes Village Hall Charity

Final work at Kiln Walk Community Garden. This includes resurfacing with asphalt between the recently installed planters and topsoil, plants and seeds for in the planters.

YMCA East Surrey

Accessible wellbeing walks including for specific groups including those with mental health difficulties or with cancer.

You can find previous Small Grants recipients listed here: