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.
Lambeth Wellbeing Fund 2018
Through the Lambeth Wellbeing Fund local individual residents and small organisations can apply for up to £5,000 for a community or health and wellbeing project that they design. These small grants are about recognizing the skills, knowledge and abilities of local people, and supporting them to create their own solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of people in their communities.
This Fund has three themes and eligible projects must address at least one of them. These are that people should be able to...
1. Manage their own health and wellbeing (or condition) and be supported to do so. This also includes having access to the right information and support, and being able to stay healthy;
2. Have the right things in place to help them avoid a crisis, or to at least limit the impact of a crisis, particularly for people who are living independently;
3. Feel that they are part of a community.
The Award decision-makers are also particularly interested in projects reaching the most isolated and lonely people in the community, as well as projects that help people to connect with others and address what is known as the Wheel of Wellbeing.
Individual Lambeth residents or groups of residents can apply for this grant. Organisations with an income of less than £100,000 per annum can apply too.
Examples of past projects designed by individual residents and funded through the Lambeth Wellbeing Fund include:
- A community café which brings together local people from all ages and backgrounds to cook and eat healthy vegetarian food together
- A sewing and craft club for older residents to get together and learn new skills
- An open-air, drop-in Tai Chi class
- An art project with weekly art sessions and trips to art galleries for older people living in supported housing
- A creative writing and oral histories project
- Yoga classes for women who are victims of domestic violence and abuse
- A gardening project which created a community growing space within a supported housing unit
- A dance project for older residents of the Lansdowne estate, to build core strength and balance in order to reduce falls
- Zumba for older people.
The award-makers will be hosting Community Development Workshops in September to help would-be applicants think through their ideas.
The Lambeth Wellbeing Fund is all about supporting local residents to deliver projects that create connected communities and improve health and wellbeing locally. These are projects that are designed at a grassroots level as a response to perceived local community needs. The award-makers state that they are interested in solutions from the ground up, that build on Lambeth residents' skills and knowledge, and respond to needs and opportunities that residents see locally.
Project Smith Programme Manager, Lambeth CCG
Senior Programme Manager, The London Community Foundation
020 7582 5117
Project Smith Programme Manager
07540 095 696
GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards 2019
These awards are made to charities working to improve health in local communities.
Power to Change Community Business Bright Ideas Programme
A package of tailored support and grants is available to organisations in England that want to develop their budding community business ideas.
This is part of the Bright Ideas programme, funded jointly by Power to Change and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Since 1916 this programme has supported 89 nascent community businesses. In 2018, Power to Change is committing an additional £700,000 to help launch a further 40 inspiring, locally rooted and community-led businesses.
A total of £700,000 is being made available in this latest, fourth round, with grants of up to £15,000.
Successful organisations will receive:
* Business development support – up to 12 days of business development support from Locality, Plunkett Foundation, or Co-operatives UK.
* Grant funding - the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £15,000, which can be spent on specific activities to develop the community business idea.
* Learning and peer networking – access to online resources, thematic webinars and the opportunity to visit and learn from existing community businesses.
The first step is to apply to join the Bright Ideas programme. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details about the programme and its funding criteria.
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Programme Fund
Grants are available to support people in the UK to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are responsive and accountable to wider society and aligned with the long-term public interest.
See this charity's website - www.jcrt.org.uk
Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme
The Home Office's £2.4 million Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme was set up in 2016 to help secure places of worship in England and Wales. The scheme is one of the main commitments contained within the Government's Hate Crime Action Plan. It will provide protective security measures to places of worship that have been subject to, or are vulnerable to a hate crime attack. £1m has been made available for the third round, taking place in 2018.
In a bid to tackle the increasing number of hate crimes directed at religious buildings, the Government is making the funding available to places of worship so that they can purchase extra security equipment.
Go to www.gov.uk/guidance/places-of-worship-security-funding-scheme#history for further details
Berkeley Foundation - Community Investment Fund grant to tackle youth homelessness
Housebuilder Berkeley Homes is making £250,000 available from its Community Investment Fund to support young people aged 18-30 years who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the communities where it works.
The statistics are compelling: young people are three times more likely to have been homeless in the last five years than older adults. 225,000 young people in London have stayed in an unsafe place because they had nowhere safe to call home and only one in five aged 16-24 seek help from the council. Welfare reform and the housing crisis are only worsening the situation. Despite the evident need to support young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, services for young people have had their funding squeezed significantly over the last few years.
Through the Combatting Youth Homelessness funding programme, we are aiming to support those in need to access good quality, sustainable housing solutions, as well as helping at risk young people to avoid homelessness.
Merchant Taylors' Consolidated Charities for the Infirm
Merchant Taylors' Consolidated Charities for the Infirm is a grant-making charity whose Trustees are appointed by the Merchant Taylors' Company.
The funding is intended for registered charities that are providing services to poor people living in London.
Funding is aimed at charitable work that addresses:
- Things of benefit to people who are elderly.
- Things of benefit to people who are in financial hardship and have physical or mental health issues and/or live with a disability and/or a developmental condition (for example, being on the autistic spectrum).
See www.merchant-taylors.co.uk for online application form and further details.
The ACT Foundation's grants
The ACT Foundation provides grants to support people living on low incomes who have a physical and/or mental disability or the elderly
Walcot Foundation grants
The Walcot Foundation exists exclusively to benefit Lambeth individuals from low-income households. Its grants to organisations and schools are solely a means of reaching those individuals.
The strategy underpinning all its grant-making is to help individuals.
The Woodward Charitable Trust
The Woodward Charitable Trust, a grant-making trust, is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. The Trusts share a common administration, but are otherwise independent of each other.
Grants are available to small-scale, locally-based charitable initiatives in the UK in the following areas: isolated children and young people; prisoners and ex-offenders; disadvantaged women; disability; arts outreach; and community cohesion amongst minority groups.
The funding is for charitable organisations in the UK, especially those which make good use of volunteers and encourage past and current users to participate. The trust's grant-making continues to be primarily reactive but with some selected projects initiated by the trustees.
Small grants of between £100 and £5,000 (around 100 grants are made per year). Large grants of over £5,000 (around five grants are made per year and these are usually awarded to charities already known to the Trustees).
Prospective applicants should be aware that only 22% of the 863 applications received last year were successful.