Project Aspire Community Grants Scheme

The Project Aspire Community Grants Scheme offers funding for community projects and initiatives that benefit local residents.

Please use the icon Project Summary Form [98KB]  to outline how your project benefits our community. The guidance notes are included on the form.

Funding from 2017

Our second round of funding closed on 6 January 2017. The table below shows how the funds from this round have been allocated.

To find out more about Aspire and how it is bringing communities together, please contact our community wardens on:

  • North Guildford team  01483 444150

  • Ash and Merrow team  01483 444137

Project Aspire Community Award Grants February 2017
GroupsTitle of ProjectAmount Allocated 
Ash Dementia Action AllianceAsh Dementia Action Alliance£800.00
1st Ash Vale Scout GroupReplacement of Major Equipment £625.00
Ash Youth CentreMusic Development Project£2000.00
Bellfields RememberedBellfields Remembered£500.00
Busy Hill Community ClubFurniture/Toilet renovation£2000.00
Jean's Move it or Lose itChair-based exercise classes for over-60s£400.00
Kane FMGet experience and go somewhere£5000.00
Opportunities Community ProjectI.T Skills for Returners to Work£883.30
Rhythm of Life Community ChoirSustainable and outreach£1000.00
Saturday Sports ClubSoft Play for Saturday Sports Club£1000.00
St Peter's Shared ChurchCommunity Gazebos£479.28
Surrey Crossroads T/as Crossroad Care SurreyCrossroads Worplesdon Tuesday Club£250.00
The Lifetrain TrustThe Bus Shelter Guildford£4000.00
The Matrix TrustReversing the Trend£2500.00
The Matrix TrustYoung Leaders Course£2500.00
The Spinney Children's CentreToothbrush Exchange£2500.00
The Thursday ClubWindow Blinds£900.00
University of Surrey American FootballAmerican Football Outreach Programme£300.00
1st Weyfield Cub Scouts at Weyfield PrimaryCub Scouts£2000.00
Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre Love where you live - Ash£1035.00
Churches TogetherMonthly tea outings£350.00
Ash Vale ChapelAsh Vale Chapel Project£2000.00
Bushy Hill Junior SchoolGrowing for Good£3737.70
SHV&F - LPRaise Awareness£500.00
Meeting Point (Stoke)Outing for Meeting Point£500.00
LB Posture TrainingGentle exercise for seniors£1000.00
Guildford City Youth ProjectGuildford City Youth Project£500.00
Community Whist ClubWhist Club Promotion£33.00
Greet and GrowSupporting local businesses£430.00
Dray Court and Palmers Lodge Social GroupDray Court and Palmers Lodge Social Group£500.00

Previous funding

Project Aspire Grants
The first round of bidding, which closed on 22 June 2016, focused mainly on projects in the Park Barn and Westborough areas. The successful bidders and the amounts awarded can be seen in the following table.  

Project Aspire Community Grants Awards June 2016
Positivity in Progress / Future World of Work / Guildford Children's Centre£10000
Kings College£5000
The Spinney Children's Centre£4620
Meeting Point (Park Barn)£500
Meeting Point (Stoke)£250
Voluntary Action South West Surrey£1500
Surrey Youth Focus£5000
New Life Baptist Church£1500
Park Barn and Westborough Community Association£500
Monday Chat£300
Westborough Warriors (Free Running Group)£500
Little Fishes Toddler Group£500
Age UK Surrey£475
Fab Friday Fun Club£300