We are immensely grateful for the encouragement, endorsement and backing of those who have had unfaltering faith in the project; who have believed that we would overcome the the obstacles and challenges of the early days and so go forward to make a difference for the young people who we know do and will benefit from a Change of Scene.

Successful grant applications

Funding towards improving the security at Change of Scene
Funds to purchase trailer for ATV & general costs
The Blakemore Foundation
Funds to support the animal’s food, accommodation and welfare for the year
Funds to support the charity
Money to support IT upgrade Also towards security gates and core costs
IT equipment for the office & cabin. Also wet weather gear from Co-op Community Direct Plus
Download’s Educational Trust
Donation used to fund a new colour printer
Harvest and Hibernation Project
Grant for Out of School Term Continuity Provision
Grant towards Core Costs
Bursaries for children to attend COS and grant towards barn conversion AND the largest amount of funds they’ve ever raised for a single charity (achieved at the Farnham Motor Revival event – July 2016)
Money to keep the alpacas at Change of Scene
Three year funding towards  salaries and general core costs
Contribution to Core Costs
Riding equipment and funding for riding lessons
Core funding for three years
Funds for iPad and printer for children’s cabin, and for protective clothing
Funding for Fun Fortnight 2015
Funding for pig fencing
Money for the children’s refreshments
Members allocation for a printer
Funding contribution to new mower and ATV. Also funding for extra hours for Childcare Support Worker
For Equipping the Woodshop
Funding towards Senior Childcare Support worker salary

We also wish to thank the Downing Street Charity for its continued support from whom, in 2014, we received a third grant

The following have provided their services either at no cost or at hugely reduced rates that just cover their own costs;

  • Cedar Veterinary Practice – comprehensive care for our wide array of domestic, farm, equine & exotic creatures
  • Cauliflower Cards – Production of Christmas cards
  • Colour Aspect (Ashford) – Production of leaflets
  • Cumberland Ellis – (Lawyers – now part of Wedlake Bell) – Company & Charity Registration, land agreements, leases
  • Dominic O’Kelly – Repair of boundaries & provision of new fencing
  • Douglas Birt Consulting – Donations, advice, gifted preparation of business plan & fundraising strategy
  • First Call Trees – Wood chips for our pathways
  • Haynes Builders – Conversion of stable to kids’ cabin, laying water mains, excavation of trampoline pit
  • Howdens – Donation of kitchen units for both cabin and barn
  • John Barwick Consultancy Ltd –  adviser on governance & charity finance
  • JEM Gardening – General gardening and work on vegetable beds
  • Kebur Garden Materials – £2,000 of paving materials, when we won Eagle Radio’s 2011 Community Challenge Competition
  • Looking for More (formerly Francis Maxwell accountants) – accountancy, payroll and financing staff & volunteer gatherings, including 2014 AGM
  • Merriott Builders Ltd – Health & Safety improvements to access paths & laying base of children’s cabin
  • Quality Interiors – Barn conversion, carpentry and general building works
  • Rosie Landscapes – Trade discount on paving materials & laying paving; assisting with shaping of vista point and laying turf at pond edge
  • SERCO – Donation. Design, materials, erection of bird & deer-proofing of vegetable patch, ponies’ board-walk, land drainage, renovated main bridge & block built muck heap plus writing CoS Health & Safety Risk Assessment
  • Surrey Community Action – Assistance with Business Plan and annual review of progress
  • Tigerpink – Website Design & web host

Our heart-felt thanks go to the following Charitable Trusts that have so kindly provided most generous grants to Change of Scene, thus enabling us to fulfil our plans to provided new and improved facilities for the long term benefit of the children who are referred to us.

  • Barclay’s Bank – funds & time team
  • Clara E Burgess Charity
  • Clothworkers Foundation
  • Cooper Gay Charitable Trust
  • Cooperative Community Foundation
  • Dennis Alan Yardy Charitable Trust
  • Downing Street Charity Shop
  • Enid Blyton Trust for Children
  • Foyle Foundation
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Gilander Foundation
  • Hegehogs – Farnham
  • Hedley Foundation
  • Howzat Cricket Club
  • iS Foundation – funds & support with adimistration
  • London Law Trust
  • Nat West Bank
  • Paphitis Charitable Trust
  • Rotary – Farnham
  •  Roundtable – Farnham
  • South East Water
  • Surrey County Council – Small Disadvantaged Areas Fund
  • Surrey Youth Focus
  • Treebeard Trust – major annual donations towards core costs
  • Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
  • The Toy Trust
  • Waitrose

If you think you can help or would like to know more please contact Sue Weaver.
sue@changeofscene.org.uk or by phone on: 01252 794960 or 07831 675808.

“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose”

Helen Keller