The Hambledon Community Fund was established in 2008 to create a permanent sustainable fund specifically for the benefit of groups, organisation and individuals in Hambledon.
It works under the umbrella of the Community Foundation for Surrey (CFS) which manages the Fund and whose knowledge of and connections to many other charities may be of use to applicants who are seeking additional grants.
As donations are made and the Fund’s capital grows, dividends are put back into the community as grants. Donations usually go into the general endowment fund but, if so requested, they can also be given for specific projects
As at November 2017 the total capital fund stood at over £171,998 and a total of 21 grants had been made, to a total value of nearly £22,293.15. Groups and organisation who have so far received support include the Hambledon Almshouses, the Cricket and Football Clubs, St Peter’s Church, the Hambledon Heritage Society, Hambledon Village Trust and Hambledon Nursery School. Grants have also been made to individuals. This year the fund made its largest grant to date supporting construction of a disabled accessible toilet for Hambledon village shop, cafe and Post Office.
Any Hambledon group, organisation or individual requiring funding is encouraged to apply to the Fund for a grant. For a small grant under £1,000 pick up an application form from Hambledon Village Shop. For a larger requests visit the Community Foundation for Surrey website http://www.cfsurrey.org.uk/apply-for-funding/ and make an Expression of Interest. If you need any help or have questions you can call the Foundation on 01483 478092
Applications are assessed by CFS and then by the Fund’s grants panel which is made up of a rolling list of representatives from Hambledon’s organisations and groups.