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Get funding for your community project

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A new round of funding through Crowdfund Guildford (opens new window) starts on 16 July. This is the way to get money for your community projects. Crowdfund Guildford is the best way to get support from us for ideas that matter to our community.

We're launching this round of funding with a free workshop on 16 July. This session will give you the know-how, tools and confidence to start a crowdfunding campaign. This is event is free to attend and held online.

Register for our free workshop on 16 July. (opens new window)

Funding options

We provide two great funding options to help make your community projects come to life:

Fund one: standard projects

  • funding up to £5,000
  • great for small local community projects in Guildford borough
  • you can raise some money from the community, and we will add up to £5,000 more or up to 50% of the total project fundraising target

Fund two: large capital projects

  • funding up to £25,000
  • perfect for big projects like putting up solar panels, fixing up community centres, or improving parks
  • for every pound you raise, we can give you up to £25,000 more to support your big ideas or up to 50% of the total project fundraising target

We want to give money to projects that:

  • help vulnerable groups. This includes supporting people who are hard to reach and come from different cultures.
  • make rural areas better. Such as projects that prevent crime, protect nature and offer fun things to do.
  • improve green spaces. We want to create or refurbish parks and other green areas so everyone can enjoy them.
  • encourage enjoying nature. We support efforts to help people experience wildlife and nature more easily.
  • improve wellbeing. We want projects that offer sports, arts, and other fun activities that improve quality of life.

Schools and Parish Councils are also encouraged to apply for funding to bring their community-centric ideas to life.