I am excited to see that the 'Your Fund Surrey' website has launched! The Fund is £100m from Surrey County Council, to deliver local community projects, so start thinking – and THINK BIG
•Surrey County Council’s £100m Your Fund Surrey has launched on Monday 16 November, in an unprecedented move to give power and influence to local communities across the county.
The Fund is designed to give financial backing to projects submitted by residents and community groups that will enhance their local area, with people encouraged to ‘Think Big’.
Ideas can be plotted on an interactive online map, with people able to comment, make further suggestions or simply give project ideas a thumbs up.
Projects that meet the criteria and prove that they will deliver a positive benefit for local people will be taken through an application process and the first funding will be administered in Spring 2021.
Surrey County Council is giving local communities up to £100m over the next five years to spend on projects that improve their local area.
• This is money put aside to empower YOU, Surrey residents.
• The fund aims to empower communities by:
o Connecting residents and community groups to build ideas
o Stimulating local engagement and involvement
o Providing the financial backing for community-led projects
o Delivering benefits that match local need
o Build local resilience and sustainability by helping people help themselves
Councillor Mark Nuti, the Deputy Cabinet Member leading the Fund, said: “We want to really empower residents.
“This is about you every person who lives in Surrey – we want you to tell us what you need, what you want, what you’ve dreamed of that will make life and living in your area better.
“COVID has brought communities together and we want to build and expand on the good will and commitment we’ve seen to establish a legacy that we can all be proud of. Whether it’s new community sports pitches, rejuvenating the high street, expanding charity premises, a new community centre, or a new urban beach or playground, we want to hear people’s ideas and aspirations for their place, the weird and the wonderful and the bigger the better.”