How SURF is run

Survivors Fund (SURF) is a charitable company, registered in England and Wales with both the Charity Commission (1065705) and Companies House (04311565). This structure, which is used by many charities, allows us to have all the advantages of charitable status, … Continue Reading »

Future Plans

Our long-term plans are outlined in our Strategic Plan 2009 – 2011, and our more immediate plans are outlined in the charitable activities section. The focus of our work will continue to be based around the following three areas: Delivering … Continue Reading »

Financial Review

Summary 2010 has been a very challenging year financially for SURF, as set out in the Statement of Financial Activities appending this trustee’s report. However, despite the poor economic climate, we finished the year incredibly strongly and are now well … Continue Reading »


We have examined the major risks to which the charity is exposed and review them at each Board meeting. Systems and procedures have been put in place to manage those risks. The Risk Register is maintained by the Chief Executive … Continue Reading »


The work of SURF would not be possible without an incredible team of committed staff. In Rwanda, we are thankful to Gabo Wilson (Coordinator), Sam Munderere (Programme Manager) and Ariane Uwamahoro (Administrator). Sam is now on a one year sabbatical … Continue Reading »

Summary of our year

Here we describe our work in the year ending 31 December 2010, highlighting our strengths and weaknesses, and looking forward to the work that we plan to undertake in 2011. Progress is assessed against our goals as stated in the … Continue Reading »

Successes and Challenges

Successes Secured a new grant of £523,486 from Comic Relief for a new two year programme to support HIV+ women survivors in membership of AVEGA and Solace Ministries; Secured a new three-year grant of £240,000 from the Sigrid Rausing Trust … Continue Reading »

The Year in Review

The year 2010 has been a pivotal year for Survivors Fund (SURF). We started the year facing a number of challenges, particularly financial pressures resulting from the difficult economic climate, but we finished strongly having developed a number of new … Continue Reading »