Community Foundation for Surrey


Branding, Hosting, Web Design, Website Development, WordPress


Community Foundation for Surrey’s vision is to build a strong movement of local philanthropists and connect them with local charitable organisations to ensure that every individual in Surrey has hope.

Companies, individuals, families and trusts can establish a fund with the Foundation, which supports a growing programme of grant-making to communities. The Community Foundation for Surrey is part of a national network of 46 Community Foundations, one of the fastest growing philanthropic movements in the UK.

Akiko worked with CFFS to develop a brand identity to reflect the values that differentiate the foundation from other charities.

We have been working together with Akiko since they designed and implemented our rebrand in 2015 – since that time, they have continued to support us through website developments to ensure our varying audiences can effectively engage with us, and help us to support Surrey.

Victoria Kear
Community Foundation for Surrey, Marketing & Communications


  • Branding
  • Logo design
  • Responsive website design
  • WordPress website development
  • Project management
  • Ongoing support and maintenance
  • Hosting
CFS logo development

Akiko produced brand guidelines that included a photography style guide and details of colour palettes and fonts. We also developed a new logotype – a heart consisting of 4 distinct sections to represent the core values; ambitious, professional, supportive and empowering.

We then applied the new brand to the design of the website which was developed to take donors and recipients on 2 meaningful user journeys. Animation and infographics were used to highlight key stats and inspire donors.

Akiko created bespoke web forms allowing CFFS to move the whole grant application process online and save considerable admin time.

CFS final logo

Akiko continues to support the CFFS website and make regular enhancements.

During the pandemic, we were asked to create a Coronavirus hub containing information on the response fund designed to help local charities and voluntary organisations assisting Surrey’s most vulnerable people.

CFS Animation