We know times are incredibly tough for families at the moment, with costs increasing and more pressure on household finances than ever before. For information about referring a family to us, please see our Referrals page.
If you are a professional supporting families, we know there may be other types of help that they need other than the support Stripey Stork can provide. If you are supporting families in Surrey, the below resource directory may be useful.
Health and Welfare Hub – financial support and advice for Surrey residents – www.surreycc.gov.uk/health-and-welfare/support
Reigate & Banstead Mayor’s Trust Fund – a hardship fund designed to support residents of Reigate & Banstead who are experiencing particularly acute financial hardship – www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/info/20094/voluntary_and_community_sector_support/700/the_mayors_trust_fund
The Mayor of Guildford’s Local Support Fund – for Guildford residents in financial need – www.guildford.gov.uk/article/24412/Apply-for-the-Mayor-of-Guildford-s-Local-Support-Fund
The Mayor of Elmbridge Support Fund – for Elmbridge residents in financial need – www.elmbridge.gov.uk/council/mayor-of-elmbridge-trust-fund
Merstham Millenium Trust – project grants for charitable groups and organisations offering support to residents in Merstham and Gatton. www.mersthammillenniumtrust.org/apply
Guilford Poyle Charities – grants for families in need, eligible for those who live in the central area of Guilford – www.guildfordpoylecharities.org
Guildford Lions Club – will consider one off donations to organisations and small grants for domestic items to individual families in proven need within the Borough of Guildford – www.guildfordlions.com
Walton Charity – grants and funding for local Walton schools to support disadvantaged pupils with learning and other enrichment activities – www.waltoncharity.org.uk/school-grants
You matter too. You may be feeling increased pressure to help vulnerable families, or you may be feeling worried about the effects of the cost of living crisis on your own circumstances. We encourage you to take care of your own self, and reach out for support when you need it too.