Thank you to the following businesses for their generous support:
Dormansland Horse and Dog Show
If your business is interested in making a difference by fundraising for us or sponsoring young people through our ReStart programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Each ReStart costs £750.
The National Lottery Community Fund
Thank you @BigLotteryFund for awarding Viewpoint Centre its very first grant. This funding will help us to make a difference to the lives of 13 young people and we are very excited to get started!
UPDATE JAN 2020: We are over the moon to have received support from The National Lottery Community Fund for the third time! Thank you #NationalLottery players for injecting some much needed hope into 2021: you are helping communities to come back stronger from Covid-19. This funding will enable Surrey CYP and families learn skills for resilience and wellbeing in order to thrive - not just survive - in the 'New Normal'.
Members' Allocation Fund
A big thank you to Councillor Lesley Steeds for your generous allocation to help us purchase memory sticks and thermal mugs to send away with our ReStart participants at the end of the course. Not only are they practical everyday items, they will remind them of their time with the ponies and inspire them to stay on track.
A second generous allocation of money has been put towards a new printer and some lockers.
Postcode Community Trust
We received a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and the Postcode Community Trust. The Postcode community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Community Foundation for Surrey
UPDATE MARCH 2020: Thank you to the Community Foundation for Surrey for our second round of funding. These vital funds will enable further roll-out of our family-centred package of ReStart, Top-Up and Non-Verbal programmes to young people and their parents/carers and siblings at a time when our help is most needed to recover from the devastating impact of Covid-19.
Gatwick Airport Community Trust
Thank you Gatwick Airport Community Trust for choosing to fund our innovative horse-assisted behavioural change programme. We will use these essential funds to reduce social exclusion within the Gatwick Airport community by reaching out to three 'hard to reach' local young people.
The Plough Inn, Dormansland
Our work cannot exist in isolation - the support of our local community is vital to its success. Thank you to The Plough Inn Dormansland for their ongoing support, most recently a whopping donation of £3293.75 from proceeds raised at their annual fayre in September. Hurry down to this lovely pub in the heart of our village and receive a warm welcome from Jo Sweeting and her team!
The Shanly Foundation
We are delighted to receive an award from the Shanly foundation for £4,500 to help us make a difference to the lives of 6 young people.
The Hospital Saturday Fund
We are extremely grateful to the Hospital Saturday Fund for their generous donation to fund 6 places on our ReStart course.
Tandridge Together Community Fund
A big thankyou to the Tandridge Together Community Fund for their generous donation of £1,530.
UPDATE MARCH 2020: Tandridge Together Community Fund have awarded us a further £1,125 towards our Non-Verbal Toolbox programme. This funding will enable parents and carers of our ReStart participants to help shape and sustain success by learning our proven non-verbal strategies.
High Sherriff Youth Awards
We are delighted to receive a High Sherriff Youth award of £4,500 to fund 6 places on our ReStart course.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey / Ministy of Justice UK
We are delighted to have been successful with our bid for COVID-19 funding from
Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey and Ministry of Justice UK to support victims of domestic abuse locally. The increase in domestic abuse as a result of COVID-19 has been widely reported. The UN have described it as a 'shadow' pandemic alongside COVID-19. We will use allocated funds to support young people and their families after months in lock-down experiencing unimaginable trauma. Working with East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services (ESDAS) and other domestic support services we will reach out to those affected in new and life-transforming ways .