Four organisations that work in Tandridge have benefited from the London Gatwick Foundation Fund’s latest round of payouts.
Oxted-based charity Tandridge Voluntary Action, which supports voluntary and community sectors across the district, was awarded £5,000 to continue running its Tandridge Community Companions befriending scheme. This volunteer-run initiative offers social connection, companionship and support to older people living in isolation.
£4,995 was given to the Caterham Barracks Community Trust for its food poverty project that provides community meals and cooking lessons, while Bletchingley Skills Centre received £2,539 towards its skills training programme for adults with disabilities and learning difficulties.
Specialist Youth Work is a resource for people aged between 10 and 25 who have special educational needs or disabilities. The fund gave them £5,000 for a detached mobile youth service, which provides activities and support for vulnerable youngsters in Tandridge, Mole Valley, and Reigate and Banstead.
The London Gatwick Foundation Fund is managed by individual community foundations for Surrey, Sussex and Kent on behalf of London Gatwick, which oversees the programme and assesses applications. Every year there are three rounds of grants, split between the three counties. In this latest round, £32,000 was donated to groups in Surrey, and since it was founded in 2016 it has given out more than £1m of donations to community and voluntary projects that meet local needs.
More information about the fund can be found here.