Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy (GTCC) has ‘collaboration’ as one of its core values. Whilst most of our funding comes from supportive Christian churches of all denominations and individuals, we believe it is also important to build and maintain strong partnerships with other organisations across the town who are all working for the well-being of the people in Guildford.
GTCC continues to be increasingly reliant on grant funding and funds raised through one-off events. The Chaplaincy would like to gratefully acknowledge the most generous grant funding support in 2022 from the following supporters: The Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner, Guildford Poyle Charities, The Borrows Charitable Trust, Orbis Buchanan Charitable Trust (Richard Boyd), The Community Foundation for Surrey, The Bishop of Guildford’s Foundation, the University of Surrey, The Erica Leonard Trust, The Arnold Clark Community Fund, Surrey County Council, John Beane Charity, The Hospital of William Parson and Ecclesiastical Insurance.
Our local community partners, Guildford Town Guides, and the Guildford Scottish Country Dancing group, have also supported us generously in 2022, and we were honoured to have been selected to be the Charity of the Year for Guildford Walkfest for the third year running.
The Chaplaincy was overwhelmed to receive an exceptional donation from Hankley Common Golf Club at the beginning of 2022, thanks to a long serving Street Angel volunteer who named us as his Men’s Captains Charity of the Year. We extend our thanks to the members of the Golf Club who have supported this initiative so generously.
In 2023 it will cost over £100,000 to operation GTCC and the Chaplaincy is budgeting for a deficit, drawing on reserves to cover our costs. If you can help fund the worthwhile work of GTCC, please get in touch!