The Community Foundation for Surrey (CFS) distributed over £157,000 to organisations in Tandridge throughout 2020-21. The money, which came from donations to the CFS’ Surrey Coronavirus Response Fund (SCRF), meant that community groups and charities were able to continue, and in many cases increase, their vital work throughout the pandemic.
Beneficiaries included Tandridge Voluntary Action, who are based in Oxted. They received £5,000, which helped with staffing costs as they provided support for communities across the district. £25,000 was awarded to Godstone’s Orpheus Centre Trust, so they were able to upgrade their IT systems and equipment, meaning students could stay connected with the centre through improved online lessons and support sessions. The students were also virtually visited by Orpheus’ Royal Patron HRH Prince Edward at the end of 2021.
Home-Start East Surrey, which is based in Redhill, provides help to many vulnerable Tandridge families with young children. The SCRF provided them with £5,000, allowing them to respond quickly to the increased challenges faced by many during the pandemic.
In total, 225 Surrey-based voluntary organisations benefitted from over £2.7 million of emergency funding from the SCRF. £1.5 million of this came from Surrey donors.
To donate to the CFS, call 01483 478092 or visit cfsurrey.org.uk.
HRH Prince Edward takes part in a Zoom call with the Orpheus Centre