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

Government-funded Knife Crime Community Fund

Purpose:

Grants are available to voluntary and community sector groups for community projects which reduce knife crime and have a positive impact on young people who are at risk of carrying a knife and committing a crime.

Deadline:
31 October 2017
Grant value:
Up to £200,000. No minimum stated
How to apply:

There is no standard application form. Groups should respond by writing up to a maximum of four pages and submit their bids by email to Knife.Community.Fund@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

The Home Office expects to notify grant recipients by the end of November and transfer the funds in December 2017.

Contact the Tackling Crime Unit for further information.

London Community Foundation – The Lambeth Community Fund

Purpose:

Grants are available to locally based community groups, charities and other organisations in Lambeth for projects which improve the wellbeing and quality of life of Lambeth residents.

Deadline:
27 November 2017
Grant value:
£500 - £10,000

Worshipful Company of Carmen's Benevolent Fund

Purpose:

The Trust supports many causes, focusing on the relief of individual suffering or disability within the industry and charitable causes in the City, education, health and transport.  The key objective when deciding what to spend is to 'give a little where a little means a lot'. 

Deadline:
10 working days before next Trustees' meeting of Tue 17 October. Meetings take place quarterly.
Grant value:
n/a - no minimum or maximum stated
How to apply:

The Reducing Isolation Fund

Purpose:

The Reducing Isolation Fund is a new fund, set up to fund charities working to reduce isolation amongst older people and to increase the involvement of older people in their communities.

By 'older people', the award-makers mean people over the age of 50.  Organisations working with the 65+ age group may be prioritised. Applications will also be considered for intergenerational work where older people are  the main beneficiaries. Organisations must demonstrate how their work meets one of the two themes:

Organisations with an annual income of less than £500,000 are eligible to apply. Organisations with an annual income of less than £250,000 may be prioritised. 

Deadline:
5pm on Friday 29 September 2017
Grant value:
£5,000- £20,000
How to apply:

Online application form and further details at www.londoncf.org.uk/grants/available-grants/lambeth.aspx

Walcot Foundation Grants for Organisations (2017/18)

Purpose:

The Walcot Foundation exists exclusively for the benefit of Lambeth individuals from low-income households.  Its grants to organisations and schools are solely a means of reaching those individuals.

Further details of whether it might be worthwhile for any particular organisation or initiative to apply are available at www.walcotfoundation.org.uk

Deadline:
6 March 2018, notionally. Note that applications are considered from 13 November 2017 onwards, and the deadline may be brought forward once it is considered that there have been enough high quality applications
Grant value:
Up to £25,000 for up to three years
How to apply:

Online application form at www.walcotfoundation.org.uk

Comic Relief Core Strength - Local Communities Programme

Purpose:

The Comic Relief Core Strength - Local Communities Programme is provided by Comic Relief and administered locally across 29 London boroughs by the London Community Foundation.

There are still many communities in the UK that suffer from economic and social deprivation and the current economic climate may make this situation worse. This 12-month programme aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities.

Deadline:
16 October 2017 (for Round 1)
Grant value:
£1,000 - £10,000
How to apply:

See London Community Foundation website for application form and further details.  www.londoncf.org.uk

Government's Litter Innovation Fund

Purpose:

The Litter Innovation Fund is a new £450,000 programme, which is funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for Communities and Local Government and administered by the Waste & Resources Action Programme.

The programme aims to reduce litter in England by funding innovative approaches to pilot, implement and evaluate small scale local research projects that could be replicated more widely.

Deadline:
Tue 26 September 2017 for this first round
Grant value:
Up to £10,000
How to apply:

Online form for completion at www.wrap.org.uk/content/litter-innovation-fund

The Spring Fund from the Battersea Power Station Foundation

Purpose:

The Spring Fund is designed to help communities in Lambeth and Wandsworth with projects that bring together residents, volunteers, businesses and local authorities to strengthen neighbourhood bonds, create new opportunities and transform lives. It seeks to be about funding smaller, grassroots community efforts that energise neighbourhoods and deliver on local goals.

The Fund has been created to help neighbourhoods thrive and to make sure that everyone has a chance to share in the benefits that communities have to offer.  Its Trustees believe that local organisations are at the heart of driving change and can bring people together around a common purpose to open up social and economic opportunities.  By breaking down barriers, connecting communities and working collectively, it is hoped that the pace of progress can be accelerated.

Deadline:
There is no deadline: applications are considered at regular intervals
Grant value:
Up to £5,000
How to apply:

Online application form at http://bpsfoundation.org.uk

Postcode Community Trust - Small Grants Fund, 2017

Purpose:

Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving body funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Postcode Community Trust, providing funding opportunities to community groups and charities in the UK.

Postcode Community Trust provides short-term, designated funding to good causes that promote community cohesion and demonstrate positive change through access and engagement.

 

Deadline:
Mon 28 August 2017
Grant value:
£500 - £20,000

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
·     
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