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

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

Big Lottery Fund Awards for All

Purpose:

Awards for All offers grants for grassroots and community activity that aim to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods.

It is the Big Lottery Fund's most popular grants programme and bids from groups with smaller incomes are prioritised.  Due to high demand on the programme, organisations that have a large annual income may not be able to get funding through Awards for All.

Applications should be sent in at least four months before the project is planning to start.

 

 

 

Deadline:
N/A - applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Grant value:
£300 - £10,000
How to apply:

Online application form at www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

 

 

Transform Foundation's website grants for community groups

Purpose:

Funding to cover all aspects of creating a charity's website - ie the strategy, design, build, content design, staff training, quality assurance and launch of a mobile-optimised website, with sophisticated marketing, fundraising, appeals, social media, e-commerce and website management tools - is being made available by Transform Foundation.  It has partnered with Raising IT, a large charity website one-stop-shop to help groups seeking to create operation-enhancing websites.

The grant covers 100% of the website design and build costs, but not ongoing costs such as regular servicing and ISP bills.

Deadline:
n/a - applications are accepted on a rolling basis
Grant value:
Up to £18,000
How to apply:

Online application form at www.transformfoundation.org.uk

Walcot Foundation capacity-building grants

Purpose:

Walcot Foundation, in partnership with Battersea Power Station Foundation, are launching a capacity building grant programme. They are offering a grant of up to £80,000 per year over three years for the provision of support to grantee (or potential grantee) organisations working with Lambeth and/or Wandsworth residents.

Deadline:
Check by contacting Walcot Foundation on 020 7735 1925
Grant value:
Up to £80,000 (over 3 years)
How to apply:

Online application form at www.walcotfoundation.org.uk

The new High Speed Two (HS2) Community and Environment Fund

Purpose:

Groundwork UK invites bids for the HS2 Community and Environment Fund from groups along the Phase One route.

£40 million of Government funding is being made available through the Community and Environment Fund (CEF) and its business sector counterpart, the Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF) over a period of 11 years.

The funding aims to benefit communities along the route that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Phase One and can only be used for community and environmental projects. A wide range of not-for-profit groups and organisations can apply for the funding.

Two levels of CEF funding are available:

CEF Local – Grants of up to £75,000 for projects which benefit quality of life in individual communities.
CEF Strategic – Grants of between £75,001 and £1 million for projects which will benefit multiple communities along the Phase One route and create a legacy.

The grants can be used for capital only costs, or revenue only costs or for both revenue and capital costs.

Examples of eligible projects/initiatives include:

Improving pedestrian, equestrian, or cycle access not provided under statutory services.
Landscape and nature conservation enhancement projects which increase biodiversity (including pop up interventions such as skip gardens).
Enhancing or replacing sports and recreational facilities.
Improving access and enhancing public open space.
Providing enhanced or new community facilities.
Refurbishing/re-using historic buildings and monuments.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

 

 

Deadline:
n/a - applications can be made at any time
Grant value:
Up to £75,000
How to apply:

Further information can be found on Groundwork UK website

Clarion Digital Communities Fund

Purpose:

The London Community Foundation is managing the Clarion Digital Communities Fund in 2017. Clarion is the largest housing group in the country, formed by the merger of the Affinity Sutton Group and Circle Housing in December 2016, and is committed to helping more of its residents to access services online. 

Grants are available for charities and community organisations working across the UK to support Affinity Sutton and Circle residents of all ages to get and stay online and to build the skills, motivation and confidence to use the internet safely as an everyday tool.

Deadline:
Fri 19 May - 5pm
Grant value:
£1,000 - £5,000

Metropolitan Public Gardens Association grants

Purpose:

The MPGA gives modest grants and practical assistance to community gardens and green sites across London.  It enjoys workig with London's wide and diverse communities and has been involved in high-profile initiatives, such as the Tate Library Gardens in Brixton.

If you want to find out more about the sorts of schemes in which the MPGA has been involved, look at their projects at their website - www.mpga.org.uk.

Deadline:
Not stated
Grant value:
Not stated
How to apply:

Online application form at www.mpga.org.uk

Red Nose Day - Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund

Purpose:

The Red Nose Day Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund is for small community and voluntary organisations and social enterprises in London that are doing work to support local people living tough lives.

Grants are available to support work where there is clear evidence of benefit to people who are excluded or disadvantaged through low income, social isolation, age, disability, race, sexuality or gender.

Organisations can apply for funding towards work that addresses one or more of the following:

- Tackling educational disadvantage;

- Getting people into work;

- Fighting gangs, knife and gun crime;

- Improving mental and physical health and well-being and supporting carers;

- Addressing manifestations of poverty such as homelessness, pensioner poverty or working poor.

To be eligible to apply, an organisation must fulfil the following criteria:

- Have been active in your local community for not less than 12 months

- Have an evidenced income of less than £250,000 per annum, either in the last complete financial year, or taken as an average income for the last three financial years (or over the life of the group if it is less than three years old)

 

Deadline:
Friday 12 May at 12 noon
Grant value:
£5,000 - £20,000
How to apply:

Online application form at application portal - go to https://ukcf.secure.force.com/forms/LondonCF/ESDFrednoseday17

Red Nose Day - Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund

Purpose:

The Red Nose Day Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund is for small community and voluntary organisations and social enterprises in London that are doing work to support local people living tough lives.

Grants are available to support work where there is clear evidence of benefit to people who are excluded or disadvantaged through low income, social isolation, age, disability, race, sexuality or gender.

Organisations can apply for funding towards work that addresses one or more of the following themes:

- Tackling educational disadvantage;

- Getting people into work;

- Fighting gangs, knife and gun crime;

- Improving mental and physical health and well-being and supporting carers;

- Addressing manifestations of poverty such as homelessness, pensioner poverty or working poor.

Deadline:
Fri 12 May 2017 - 12 noon
Grant value:
£5,000 - £20,000
How to apply: