In 2011/12 thanks to a pioneering new Neighbourhood Challenge project, funded by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) and the Big Lottery Fund, we were able to successfully match and build a permanent fund of £150,000 for Esher.
We are continuing to expand the fund, and with the Community First programme we are able to match every £2 donation to the Fund with a further £1. If you are a tax payer we can also claim Gift Aid on your donation which means it will nearly double in size. For example:
A donation of £500 + Gift Aid of £125 + match funding of £250 = £875
However, this match challenge only runs until April 2015 so we need you to act now.
The Esher Neighbourhood Fund is a permanent fund which will grow over time and will always be available to help make a significant contribution to local needs. Interest from the Fund is distributed as grants to a wide range of local community causes including projects in the Lower Green area. Together we believe that we can build a better future for everyone in our community.
Your donation could enable us to:
- Set up a food bank - to help families cope when there is a real cash crisis
- Enable local people without qualifications to study for a NVQ so that they stand a better chance of getting a job to support their families
- Provide essential IT training and facilities to help those without cars to get online and access services like supermarket shopping
How to Donate:
Contact the Community Foundation for Surrey on 01483 409230.