How We Are Funded

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 direct 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 those who care by funding our work in multiple ways. From our core work helping to reach more carers waiting with respite breaks, to capital projects including IT equipment & software to ensure our systems are automated so we can work more efficiently; and, to projects like befriending & outreach, which have been vital for those feeling isolated and most vulnerable throughout Covid19.

Our Thanks

We would like to extend our thanks to all the Charitable Trusts and Grants who have helped us during 2020-21:

  • Carers of Epsom
  • Children in Need
  • Community Foundation for Surrey
  • CFS – 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 DC Covid Emergency funding
  • National Lottery Community Fund and the Government
  • NHS Surrey
  • Reigate & Banstead Council Grants
  • Spelthorne Borough Council
  • St Peter’s 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
  • Walton Charities
  • Woking Borough Council Community Grants

Case Study: Volunteer Befriending and Community Outreach

During 2020, Covid19 relief funding has helped Crossroads to adapt and thrive so we can remain sustainable, helping more 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 as well as Carers Trust.

With more than 300 outreach support visits and more than 60 befriending calls made since September, we are enjoying seeing the positive impact that our project activities are having on the well-being of unpaid carers.

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 then please contact our Trust & Grants Officer Aileen McGibbon on 01372 869978 or email

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