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

Money Saving Expert Charity Fund

Purpose:

Launched in May 2008, The MSE Charity is a grant-giving charity dedicated to improving information and education about debt, money and consumer issues.

Money is available to help any non-commercial group or charity with specific projects. Whether this is working with an individual with a good idea (eg, educating squaddies leaving the army about banking and debt), to working with other mainstream money charities.

Deadline:
Open until 40 accepted applications have been received or until 5pm on Fri 2 March 5pm - whichever is soonest.
Grant value:
Up to £7,500
How to apply:

Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards

Purpose:

Almost 2,000 schools, colleges and youth organisations throughout London and Essex run the scheme, which contributes millions of pounds each year.  The scheme is a reward and recognition initiative which enables schools and youth organisations to celebrate the achievements of their young people as well as receive additional funding.

Deadline:
n/a - applications are considered at regular intervals throughout the year
Grant value:
£250

Clarion Futures Jobs and Training Fund

Purpose:

Clarion Futures Jobs & Training is committed to supporting residents to access training, employment and further opportunities, and runs four grant programmes to support this.  For more information on the support available, contact Guideline on 0300 100 0303 or guideline@myclarionhousing.com

The programmes are managed by The London Community Foundation.  The Foundation receives applications to the programme, contacts applicants for further information if required, manages payments to successful applicants and monitors the impact of the grants awarded.

Deadline:
n/a - applications are considered at regular intervals
Grant value:
Up to £1,000

National Vegetarian Week 2018 - Event Grants

Purpose:

The Vegetarian Society is offering grants for local groups and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to hold activities or events in celebration of National Vegetarian Week 2018 which will take place from 14 to 20 May.

The Society is providing the funding for events and activities that attract those beginning their vegetarian journey, meat-reducers and the veggie-curious, but are inclusive of the wider vegetarian community.

Deadline:
Mon 25 February 2018
Grant value:
Up to £2,000 in Large Grants category; up to £200 in Small Grants category
How to apply:

Guidelines and an application form can be found on the Vegetarian Society website (www.vegsoc.org)

Dunhill Medical Trust - Grants for Community Based Organisations

Purpose:

Grants are available for UK charities and charitable organisations that are working to provide care, activities and services for older people.

The priority areas for funding support are the care of older people, including rehabilitation and palliative care and projects which, if successful, could enable applicants to apply for funding from other sources.

Deadline:
Fri 29 March 2018 - 5pm
Grant value:
Up to £100,000

Comic Relief - Core Strength Awards (Round 2)

Purpose:

The London Community Foundation is delivering this programme across most London boroughs, including Lambeth.

This 12-month programme is responding to the growing need of small locally-led groups to cover their day-to-day costs. The aim is to provide funding for groups’ core costs - meaning expenditure that is not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation as a whole, such as basic running costs. We know securing core funding can be tough and want to use this programme to help support those doing much needed work in their local communities. 

People living in areas of disadvantage or who face social issues often get vital support from smaller local groups based within their communities. It is these locally based groups that truly understand the needs of the people they serve and make a huge difference to their lives.  

Sadly though, recent research shows that small and medium sized organisations across the UK are being hit particularly hard by the current economic climate, forcing many to either scale back or dissolve completely. We know these organisations urgently need core funding to continue their crucial work. There are still many communities in the UK that work in areas of economic and social deprivation and disadvantage and the current economic climate may make this situation worse. We want to recognise the importance of local community organisations and the pivotal role they play across the UK. That is why we have developed this exciting programme to fund organisational costs only and NOT direct project delivery – we hope this goes some way to help ensure organisations continue to sustain themselves and support their local communities.

Deadline:
26 February 2018
Grant value:
£1,000 - £10,000

Peabody Community Fund

Purpose:

The Peabody 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 and, in particular, the proposals must directly benefit Peabody residents.

The Peabody Community Fund is able to support activities benefitting residents of all ages and priority will be given to:

- Organisations/projects addressing the needs of the most disadvantaged members of the community
- Peabody resident-led projects. If an applying organisation is not resident-led, they will need to demonstrate strong connections with local residents, strong partnership working in the locality, a commitment to the locality after the proposed project is complete, and a clear understanding of community needs
- Youth-led projects focusing on benefiting young people under the age of 24

Deadline:
Wed 21 March 2018 by 12 noon
Grant value:
£500 - £5,000
How to apply:

Online application form available on administrator's, London Community Foundation's, website (www.londoncf.org.uk)

Rank Foundation's Pebbles Grants Programme

Purpose:

The Rank Foundation supports a number of major and small projects across the UK. In the majority of cases, these programmes are funded through its proactive, research-driven activities.  

The funders' focus is on ensuring that its grants make a difference across the UK: supporting community development, building capacity and inspiring local people to do more to help themselves.

Deadline:
n/a - applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications being accepted for consideration at Jan 2018 Trustees' meeting
Grant value:
Not stated
How to apply:

Garfield Weston Foundation - Regular Grant Programme

Purpose:

The types of grant this Foundation makes, whatever their size, tend to fall into one of three categories – Capital, Revenue (often called ‘core costs’) and Project work.  

This Foundation has a long history of supporting groups and projects which promote social cohesion and community development.

Deadline:
No deadlines - Trustees meet regularly and consider applications throughout the year
Grant value:
Up to £100,000
How to apply:

Peabody Community Fund

Purpose:

Grants are available for activities which improve the quality of life of Peabody residents by supporting local activities that are responding to identified community need, bring communities together and promote wellbeing

The Fund is able to support activities benefitting residents of all ages and priority will be given to:

- Organisations/projects addressing the needs of the most disadvantaged members of the community
- Peabody resident-led projects. If an applicant organisation is not resident-led, they will need to demonstrate strong connections with local residents, strong partnership working in the locality, a commitment to the locality after the proposed project is complete, and a clear understanding of community needs
- Youth-led projects up to the age of 24

Note: Activities must demonstrate that the beneficiaries will be Peabody residents. To find out where Peabody estates are near you, please refer to the Peabody website.

Deadline:
Wednesday 21 March 2018 by 12 noon. Applicants will hear the outcome by the start of June 2018
Grant value:
£500 - £5,000
How to apply: