Gold-i Foundation for Innovation

The Gold-i Foundation for Innovation was set up in July 2015 and officially launched by the Mayor of Guildford. Its aim is to help charities and local organisations within our Surrey-based community to push boundaries and do something innovative or remarkable.

Our Fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Surrey and so far we have supported a number of inspiring initiatives including funding a high tech library at a special school for children with learning needs and a pioneering programme at a horse sanctuary to help young people with social or emotional difficulties.

We have a team of people at Gold-i, from across all areas of the business, who have volunteered to help select which funding applications to support. They also visit the projects when we donate the money and re-visit them to see how the initiatives we have supported have evolved.

Apply for a grant

Grants are awarded to Surrey-based charities seeking funds to push the boundaries within their organisation - whether they are looking to introduce a new initiative, fund a new area of research or trial a ground-breaking project. Applicants need to highlight how the initiative will improve the lives of people within our community.

To find out more, contact the Community Foundation for Surrey on +44 (0)1483 409230 or visit



Gold-i is a Patron of Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and a Sponsor of Great Strides

Gold-i is also a proud sponsor of Guildford-based theatre, Yvonne Arnaud – a wonderful theatre which opened in 1965 and has suffered recently from funding cuts from The Arts Council.

The sponsorship is now in its 4th year and Gold-i’s support helps towards the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s general running costs. As part of the sponsorship, Gold-i offers hospitality to staff and clients, inviting them to enjoy professional theatre productions in a local, traditional theatre.


Great Strides

We are also a regular supporter of the annual Great Strides 65 Challenge – a 65k trek through the Surrey countryside to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Our Global Head of Sales & Marketing, Chris Rowe is actively involved in Great Strides 65 and helps to manage the route when the event is taking place.

Latest Foundation News

Gold-i is proud to be named as one of the most caring companies in Britain

The Gold-i Foundation has donated £1,450 to Challengers to help fund its new Young Ambassadors programme.

Gold-i Foundation for Innovation has awarded £2,000 to the Tech Cauldron Club which helps young people to learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in workshops and after school clubs.

Gosden House School – a special school for children with learning and additional needs - has received a £2,000 donation from the Gold-i Foundation for Innovation.

Our grants

Grants from the Gold-i Foundation for Innovation will be made three times per year. To find out more or express an interest in funding for your organisation, please contact the Community Foundation for Surrey on 01483 478092 or visit

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