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Dormansland Parish Council


We would like to express our sincerest thanks to Dormansland Parish Council for choosing to fund our work. Your support will enable us to reach out and do more to help troubled young people in our local community to build hope for the future and learn skills to get their lives back on track

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Funding in 2021

Thank you to to Comic Relief Community Fund, Groundwork, The Albert Hunt Trust and The INCE Group Charitable Foundation for funding us this year. 

Covid-19 has left young people already struggling with mental health and social isolation harder to reach than ever. Your support is helping us to reach out and teach them essential skills to survive and thrive in the 'New Normal'

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Business Sponsorship 

Thank you to the following businesses for their generous support:

Safety Signs and Supplies

Collins Construction

Chapel Down

BarrCo Ltd

Dormansland Horse and Dog Show


The Plough Inn, Dormansland

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If your business is interested in making a difference by fundraising for us or sponsoring young people through our ReStart programme, please contact 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 #NationalLotteryPlayers 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'. 

UPDATE OCT 2022: Thank you once again The National Lottery Community Fund  and #NationalLotteryPlayers for  choosing to support our work! This grant will help vulnerable young people and their families in our local community to prosper and thrive in this uncertain and ever-changing world. 

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

We are delighted to have been awarded £8,500 by the Community Foundation for Surrey towards 10 x ReStarts in 2018.

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. 

UPDATE FEBRUARY 2022: Delighted to receive a further grant of £7127 which will help us make a big difference to the lives of 'hard-to-reach' children, young people and families across Surrey when talking isn’t working. 

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2022: We have been awarded £7,853.75  to continue supporting the mental health and wellbeing of troubled young people and their families within our community. 

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.

UPDATE MARCH 2022: Delighted to have received £500 to benefit the health and wellbeing of young Tandridge residents and their families through our ReStart programme.

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

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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 . 

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