BY CLARE MATHIAS
The HCF was founded in 2010 in partnership with the Community Foundation of Surrey to inspire local giving for local needs – now entering its 8th year it is doing just that and going from strength to strength.
It is steered by a local panel of East and West Horsley residents who make sure that those in need have access to the Fund. Although the County of Surrey is one of the richest in the UK, local government support is very limited and indeed reducing. We already rely on a large network of groups, charities and volunteers to meet the growing social and environmental needs of the Villages; through investing in the HCF we can enhance the work of these groups and take advantage of future possibilities.
To date we are proud to have awarded over 43 grants totally £33,000, however there is more demand for support and funds than we are able to meet which means that we need to fundraise – if you are interested in supporting us or holding an event just get in touch! If you or anyone you know could benefit from our support please also get in contact.
Call Clare Mathias on 01483 281755 or email Claritaclare@gmail.com for more information.
Donations may attract Gift Aid which is a very tax efficient way of giving ! Watch out for our new Legacies leaflet due in the Spring.
You will find all our grants listed in our Annual Review or highlighted in our E-newsletter. You can also see http://www.cfsurrey.org.uk/fund/the-horsleys-community-fund. Read about “Surrey Uncovered” which reveals the hidden need in our local communities and using the latest statistics, tells a story about the surprising inequalities and social disadvantage throughout the county.