WaCoCo promotes the social and economic wellbeing of the people Waterloo by supporting the sustainability and effectiveness of local community and voluntary organisations through drawing in funding, encouraging local partnerships and networks, and increasing their voice on local issues.

Ernest Cook Trust - Small and Large Grants Programme

The small grants programme supports state schools and small registered charities which would like to undertake projects which meet the Trust’s objectives and require a small amount of pump-priming in order for such projects to take place. The programme is a rolling one, with meetings at two-monthly intervals throughout the year – but it is wise to think well ahead. Suitable applications are allocated to the next available meeting, however due to high demand you are advised to submit an application at least six months ahead of your project start date.

The large grants programme is aimed at more comprehensive education programmes: these sometimes require support for the salary of an education officer; in such cases the ECT would always expect to be a part-funder. The range of the programme is wide; over the years education projects linked to theatres, art galleries and orchestras have been supported, as have those covering a wide range of environmental and countryside projects.

Grant value: 
Typically £1,000 - £1,500 and £4,000 - £12,000, respectively
Deadline: 
n/a - applications are considered at regular intervals
How to apply: 

Apply in writing.  See www.ernestcooktrust.org.uk for further details