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.

Funding Opportunities

Funding from Sportivate

Purpose:

London Sport have announced additional Sportivate funding with £300,000 now available for projects targeting inactive young people.

For more information on Sportivate, and this funding round, visit www.londonsport.org. All application submissions and queries should be directed to sportivate@londonsport.org.
 
KEY DETAILS
·      Available for all projects targeting 11-25 year old inactive participants
·      Prioritisation will be given to projects targeting inactive and female participants
·      Organisations can submit a maximum of 1 application
·      Applicants must provide match funding of at least 10% of total project costs (either in-kind or cash)
·      Delivery must take place between 1 October 2017 and 22 December 2017
·      Projects must deliver 6-8 consecutive weekly sessions
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All applications must address at least one of the following themes:

Stronger Together
Feeling Fine
Learning for Life
On the Right Track

Additionally, the funders would like to see applications which support one or more of the priorities listed below.  Where possible, they have included the amount available over the two upcoming funding rounds in brackets.

Improve literacy amongst residents of all ages and backgrounds (£90,000);
Increase access to nature and the environment through neighbourhood greening projects (£30,000);
Benefit the Portuguese-speaking community (£28,000);
Support NEET young people (those not in education, employment or training) into education, training or apprenticeships (£13,000);
Projects that work with the most disadvantaged members of the community, in particular those who are not currently accessing services;
Applications that actively involve the communities who will benefit from the grant in planning the project and making it happen;
Organisations with an annual income of less than £250,000;
Projects that will have a long-term impact on the community of Lambeth;
Projects that have a sustainability plan for continuation beyond this funding period;
Applicants which are working in partnership with other organisations.

 

Deadline:
Midnight on Wed 23 August 2017.
Grant value:
The majority of grants will be between £500 and £10,000 for projects of up to one year

Lambeth Community Fund

Purpose:

The Lambeth Community Fund is a charitable venture set up to support the borough today and long into the future, responding over time to the changing needs of local people. It was established in 2008 by the transfer of the trusteeship of the Pedlar’s Acre endowment from Lambeth Council and has so far awarded over £2.1m in over 250 grants.  Between April 2013 and December 2015 these grants supported almost 55,000 people, which represents one in six people resident in the borough.

The Lambeth Community Fund focuses on improving the wellbeing and quality of life of Lambeth residents.  ‘Wellbeing’ covers a broad range of components that an individual needs to live a full and well-rounded life. 

Before July 2017, the Lambeth Community Fund consisted of several separate grant programmes.  Now the awarding panel have consolidated all these separate programmes so that community groups can apply to one fund with one set of criteria.

Deadline:
Round 1 - 5pm on 17 Nov 2017; Round 2 - 5pm on 4 May 2018
Grant value:
Usually `3500 - £10,000. Occasionally more - up to £20,000
How to apply:

Online application form.  See www.londoncf.org.uk

Ernest Cook Trust - Small and Large Grants Programme

Purpose:

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.

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

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

Parks for People fund

Purpose:

Parks for People is a joint initiative between the Big Lottery Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund. The programme awards grants to revitalise historic parks and cemeteries.

Deadline:
Ongoing
Grant value:
£100,000 - £5,000,000

Reaching Communities England

Purpose:

The Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities Award provides funding for voluntary and community groups.

The awarding body particularly wants to hear about projects that support:

Lasting and sustainable changes to places and spaces
Communities to develop happier and stronger relationships with each other
Taking action to focus on the root causes of social problems to tackle them at the earliest possible stage.

They want to talk to would-be applicants about their ideas early on so that they can give funding advice.  The Big Advice team can be reached on: 0345 4 10 20 30.

Deadline:
Ongoing
Grant value:
£10,000 - £500,000
How to apply:

Online application form.  See www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

Drug & Alcohol Relief Fund

Purpose:

The London Community Foundation is administering grants from a drug and alcohol fund: a one-off programme for 2017-18 made possible by a donation from the Drug and Alcohol Service for London (DASL) following its closure.  For 35 years, DASL’s core work focused on providing community services to meet the health and social needs of local people, valuing the capacities that individuals and communities have to be able to develop resilience and find solutions to challenges. The Drug & Alcohol Relief Fund will enable DASL’s work to continue and applications are invited from small organisations which are firmly rooted in their local communities.

The Fund is available across London for work which supports people affected by drug and alcohol addiction, and their families.  It is known that there are a number of factors which lead to an individual developing an addiction and that this can have a negative impact on every area of their life. This Fund will therefore support all work which will help a person to achieve and sustain recovery, as well as preventative work to help individuals identify risky behaviour that might lead to a later addiction.  It will also help families to cope with the stress of addiction and to support their family member’s recovery process.

Deadline:
5pm on Friday 22nd September 2017
Grant value:
£2,500 - £10,000 for projects of up to one year

Greggs Foundation - Environmental Grants

Purpose:

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations and schools in Great Britain for projects which make a difference to local areas, with preference given to projects that involve or benefit people who are disadvantaged.

Deadline:
29 September 2017
Grant value:
Up to £2,000
How to apply:

There are normally two funding rounds per year. Organisations may apply once per calendar year for this funding.

Contact the Greggs Foundation for further information at greggsfoundation@greggs.co.uk

Merchant Taylors' Consolidated Charities for the Poor Grant

Purpose:

Grants are available for small, charitable organisations in Inner London to relive poverty, disadvantage and homelessness; assist those who are elderly and infirm, and to support people with disabilities; and enhance education.

Deadline:
n/a - applications are considered at regular intervals
Grant value:
n/a - no minimum or maximum stated
How to apply:

An application form can be accessed and completed online on the Merchant Taylors’ Company website www.merchant-taylors.co.uk

Sport England's Small Grants Fund

Purpose:

Sport England uses National Lottery funding to make awards to not-for-profit organisations to help more people play sport

Deadline:
n/a - applications are considered at regular intervals
Grant value:
£300 - £10,000
How to apply:

See Small Grants Guide for applicants at www.sportengland.org and for further information ring 03458 508 508 or email funding@sportengland.org
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Peabody Community Fund

Purpose:

The Community Grants programme awards grants to charities, resident and community organisations working for the benefit of people who live in the areas in which Peabody operates.  In particular, it will choose to support Peabody residents.

Deadline:
Two deadlines - Wed 19 July 2017 (12 noon) and Wed 21 March 2018 (12 noon)
Grant value:
£500 up to £5,000
How to apply:

Online application form at www.londoncf.org.uk