£100 million Surrey fund
Surrey County Council is giving local communities up to £100m over the next five years to spend on projects that improve your local area.
According to Surrey Matters The money has been put aside to “empower YOU”.
Councillor Mark Nuti, the Deputy Cabinet Member leading the Fund, said: “We want to really empower residents.
“This is about every person who lives in Surrey – we want you to tell us what you need, what you want, what you’ve dreamed of that will make life and living in your area better.
“COVID has brought communities together and we want to build and expand on the goodwill and commitment we’ve seen to establish a legacy that we can all be proud of.
“Whether it’s new community sports pitches, rejuvenating the high street, expanding charity premises, a new community centre, or a new urban beach or playground, we want to hear people’s ideas and aspirations for their place, the weird and the wonderful and the bigger the better.”
100 million Surrey fund
Surrey County Council is “encouraging everybody to get involved and think BIG.”
The council is encouraging you to Speak to your local County Councillor, neighbours and community groups in your area about how you can deliver place-changing projects together.
Keep an eye out for the launch of the webpage and an interactive map ‘Commonplace’ which will launch in mid-November, for you to post your project idea, generate public support and galvanise your community.
Your Fund Surrey can be accessed for:
- capital, one-off costs – the Fund cannot pay for ongoing running and maintenance costs
- projects that fit with the aims of Surrey’s Community Vision
- projects that have the support of your local community.
Six key stages to the process to access the £100 million Surrey fund
- ideas Development – Think you have a great idea that meets the basic criteria? Post your idea in Commonplace online and encourage others to take a look and comment
- ideas Submission – Once your idea is on Commonplace and has got some local support, submit the project to the Fund via a simple application form
- full submission – after feedback from the Your Fund Surrey project team, it’s time to submit your full project plan, including supporting documents and evidence of community engagement
- assessment – the Your Fund Surrey team will formally assess the project against the criteria
- panel shortlist – the Your Fund Surrey Panel will make a final decision on the shortlisted applications
- award of funding – Following the decision by the Panel, the project funding will be agreed and awarded, with a formal agreement.
The project will be monitored to ensure delivery of agreed outcomes.