Catalyst is a not for profit organisation with charitable status and is a leading provider of support for people dealing with challenges from drugs, alcohol and mental health in Surrey and the South East.  Its work is funded through a variety of means.

Funding sources

Currently Catalyst receives a large part of its funding from contracts won through a competitive process (often against national organisations) and subject to regular reviews and reporting. We believe firmly in the added value of contracting with an agency that has a proven track record in the field and can demonstrate understanding of the region.

Current contracts for  The Welcome Project – Community Connections are with Surrey County Council with funding from Clinical Commissioning Groups and we are subcontracted to provide Drug & Alcohol Services – Integrated Substance Misuse Services – by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We are also supported through our social enterprise,  Alpha, by various Social Care teams.

Grant funding from the Big Lottery Fund supports the Reach Out Counselling programme of approximately 100 hours of counselling per week throughout Surrey. We actively seek to apply for additional appropriate grant funding to develop pilot projects and to expand the current provision. We have a waiting list for counselling and additional funding would enable more people to benefit.

Local charities (such as the Poyle in Guildford) and other Surrey specific organisations have provided funding for small and larger projects, as well as practical support in the form of furniture, white goods etc

We also receive generous donations from people who have used our services, which is a wonderful tribute to the work of our staff and volunteers and enables us to offer services to other people in need.

We are very grateful to the following funders:

Community Foundation for Surrey One & 35 Fund and Surrey Heath Fund : Welcome Project Welcome Wizards Football

Community Foundation for Surrey Elmbridge Fund : Walton Recovery Football Team

Walton Charity : Walton Recovery Football Team

Surrey Playing Fields : Walton Recovery Football Team

Community Foundation for Surrey Cyrus Fund : Welcome Project Godalming Community Activity Equipment

Details of funding amounts and contracts can be found in our Annual Report

lottery funded    scc