Holme Farm Receives £5,000 Grant from South Western Railway’s CCIF to Combat Loneliness in North Surrey

Holme Farm is thrilled to announce that our project has been awarded a £5,000 grant from the South Western Railway’s Customer and Communities Improvement Fund (CCIF).

This grant marks a significant step forward in our mission to combat loneliness and establish a secure and fully inclusive outdoor space for the people of North Surrey to come together and socialise.

The CCIF is committed to supporting small and medium-sized projects that have the potential to bring substantial benefits to the community, just like Holme Farm does.

Situated on an 8-acre site in Woodham, Surrey, our project is run by a dedicated group of volunteers. Our initiative is designed to provide a diverse range of engaging activities, including gardening courses, a unique Lithuanian sauna experience, workshops, forest walks, and a multitude of other offerings that promise to enrich the lives of our community members.

The prevalence of loneliness is on the rise throughout the United Kingdom. Recent surveys reveal that an average of 6 to 9% of respondents in the UK admit to often experiencing loneliness.

The Holme Farm team extends its heartfelt gratitude to CCIF for recognising the significance of our project and generously supporting our endeavour. We are enthusiastic about utilising this grant to its fullest potential and are committed to working tirelessly towards the creation of a more interconnected and happy community in North Surrey.

“At South Western Railway we are always looking at ways in which to support the local communities we serve. We are delighted to be supporting Holme Farm and their dedicated volunteers through our Customer and Communities Improvement Fund and very proud to play a part in their mission to combat loneliness.”

Mariam Zade, CCIF Manager, South Western Railway

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