About Us

by | Mar 13, 2023

The charity has been set up by a group of dedicated local residents who are passionate about Cranleigh’s community.

The project team have applied for and have been successful in progressing through the first stage of a National Lottery Heritage Fund application.

To get this far has involved a grant from the Architectural Heritage Fund of almost £20,000 plus smaller grants from Cranleigh Parish Council, Chamber of Commerce and Surrey County Council and some small personal donations. We are very grateful for these. These have enabled detailed surveys of the structure and proved the feasibility of saving it for community use.

The lease on offer from NHS Property Services requires the building has an ongoing health and wellbeing function. Our plan is to open it to the public and for school visits to see the site of the forerunner of the NHS as well as serving as a visitor and tourist information hub.

NHS Property Services has pledged a £50,000 grant associated with the health aspect – envisaged to include meeting and consultancy rooms for what is termed social prescribing.

The team is now working to complete stage 2 of the lottery application by late May 2023 and the final decision for funding is still over a year away.

The Project Team

Trustees

  • Trevor Dale, Chair
  • Howard Barratt
  • Jane Briggs
  • Chris Bulley
  • Sue Dale
  • Chris Finill
  • Nigel West

Volunteers

  • Bob Callard
  • Jo James

If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch via the contact us form.