Charity Funding

We offer home based breaks funded by Surrey County Council and the NHS.

These breaks are to support unpaid Carers with a 3½ hour weekly respite break. This usually takes place on the same day and at the same time each week. We try to ensure that the same Carer Support Worker (CSW) attends each visit so that the family gets to know them and in turn the CSW has a clear understanding of the family’s needs.

We can take referrals from a healthcare professional or directly from you.

This funded support is limited. With the help of our supporters, we can reach more unpaid Carers waiting for help.

Trusts and Grants

Charitable Trusts and grant-making organisations play a vital role in supporting unpaid carers.

They fund our work in multiple ways; from our core work helping to reach more carers waiting with respite breaks, to capital projects – including IT equipment and software to ensure our systems work more efficiently.

We also receive funding for our services such as Befriending and Outreach, which have been vital for those feeling isolated and vulnerable throughout the Covid19 pandemic.


We would like to extend our thanks for the Charitable Trusts and Grants which generously support us this financial year 2021-2022:

  • Community Foundation for Surrey – The Pargiter Trust
  • Masonic Charitable Foundation and the Surrey Freemason’s.
  • Shanly Foundation
  • Sherwood House Care Home (Asprey Healthcare)
  • Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust
  • The Arnold Clark Community Fund
  • The Hedley Foundation
  • The Peter Harrison Foundation
  • Walsingham Care
  • Walton Charity

We would also like to extend our thanks for the Charitable Trusts and Grants which generously supported us, April 2020 – April 2021, including:

  • Carers of Epsom
  • Children in Need
  • Community Foundation for Surrey
  • Community Foundation for Surrey Coronavirus Response Fund
  • Elmbridge Borough Council Annual Grants
  • Guildford Borough Council Community Grants – Aspire Voluntary Grants
  • Masonic Charitable Foundation
  • Mole Valley District Council Annual Grants
  • Mole Valley District Council Emergency COVID Funding
  • National Lottery Community Fund and the Government
  • NHS Surrey
  • Reigate & Banstead Council Grants
  • Spelthorne Borough Council
  • St Peter’s Charity Relief in Sickness Fund
  • Surrey County Council
  • Surrey County Councillors for Elmbridge: Mr John O’Reilly, Mrs Mary Lewis, Mr Peter Szanto, Mr Anthony Samuels, Mr Ernest Mallett, Mr Tim Oliver, Mrs Rachael Lake
  • Surrey County Councillors for Reigate & Banstead: Mrs Barbara Thomson and Mrs Zully Grant-Duff
  • Tandridge Community Lottery Fund
  • Tesco Bags of Help
  • The Carers Trust and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport
  • The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust
  • The Sisters of the Holy Cross Charitable Foundation
  • Walsingham Care
  • The Walton Charity, Walsingham Care and Sherwood House Nursing Home
  • Woking Borough Council Community Grants
The logo for Surrey County Council incorporating a design with two oak leaves in dark green and white forming a circle.
The logo for BBC Children in Need, a yellow 'pudsey' bear with a colourful scarf around one eye.
The logo for Community Foundation for Surrey - a purple background incorporating a white heart shape.
The logo for Walton on Thames Charity which is three green leaf shapes standing vertically and the words 'Walton on Thames Charity' print alongside in green and black.ed

Case Study: Volunteer Befriending and Community Outreach

During 2020, Covid19 relief funding helped Crossroads to adapt and thrive so that we can remain sustainable and help more unpaid carers during a difficult period. As a front-line care provider, additional funding has supported the purchase of PPE for our employees – keeping carers, their families and our staff safe whilst continuing to care.

Additionally, project funding towards connecting carers and those most vulnerable with befriending calls and outreach in the community, leading towards bringing digital tech to reach more vulnerable carers and older people who are not yet familiar and confident in using online technology.

A special thanks to Community Foundation for Surrey, The National Lottery Community Fund, together with the Department of Culture, Sport and Media, and Carers Trust.

Contact Us

If you are a Charitable Trust or Foundation and would like to know more about our work -or are interested in supporting us – please contact us on 01372 869978.

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