How to Apply For Funding

The Foundation's resources are modest and most of its grants are small (under £4,000). In some circumstances, it is able to make a larger grant or a grant commitment over several years. Please note that the Foundation's specific interest is in projects run by groups based in the area of the diocese, and in projects that are faith-based or faith-linked in some way.

The detailed funding policy (PDF)

Grant-making by the Bishop of Guildford's Foundation is done through the Community Foundation for Surrey (CFS), an independent charitable trust which is part of the national network of Community Foundations. CFS acts as a distribution mechanism for various charitable bodies.

By grant-making through CFS, the Foundation is able to keep its administration costs down. Recipients of grants may also benefit as CFS can, on occasion, match grants from the Foundation with grants from other sources.

Applicants should contact CFS on 01483 478092 or go to the website.

Decisions on grants will continue to be made by a panel consisting principally of members appointed by the board of trustees of the Bishop of Guildford's Foundation.

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Matthew 13:31

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