The generosity of local donors, businesses and the National Emergencies Trust has accumulated £1 million figure into the CFS Response Fund. This includes £326,700 from the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal, and more than £717,000 in donations from local donors and partners.
This concerted effort has ensured the Foundation has been able to quickly award emergency funding to 122 community groups reaching more than 350,000 beneficiaries across Surrey.
Locally our own Hambledon Community Fund has played its part in this success. The Merry Harriers, Hambledon’s village pub, launched a fund which will offer up to £2,000 a month for those struggling to pay food and general provisions bills, most likely through loss of pay or employment, during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The local Village Spirit Collective, makers of Vann Lane Gin, ran a raffle in support of the Community Foundation for Surrey and raised over £1000.
More details of the Hambledon Community Fund here.