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.

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund

Museums and galleries in the UK can apply now for funding for 2018 to support high-quality projects which use their collections for a social purpose.

Run by the Museums Association, the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund focuses on time-limited work on collections which has clear social benefit, outside the scope of an organisation’s core resources.

Tesco Bags of Help - Community Funding Scheme

The money raised by the 10p bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund a large number of projects that support community projects that benefit the local community.

Following a public vote, three projects in each Tesco region will now receive an award every two months, with first place receiving up to £4,000, second place up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000. Bags of Help is now permanently open for applications, but the sooner you apply, the sooner you could be awarded funding!

Walcot Foundation Grants for Organisations (2017/18)

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

The Spring Fund from the Battersea Power Station Foundation

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.

Lambeth Community Fund

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.

Big Lottery Fund Awards for All

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.

 

 

 

Transform Foundation's website grants for community groups

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.

2017 Coca-Cola London Eye Community Chest Grant Programme

WaCoCo is pleased to announce a the 7th round of the Coca-Cola London Eye Community Chest.  Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to help support community and voluntary groups develop their organisations and activities.  The total pot available this time will £57,500. The deadline for applicaiton for applications is midnight on the 27th April 2017.

The Application Form and Guidance Notes can be downloaded from the WaCoCo website at www.wacoco.org/agendas

Department for Culture, Media and Sport - Funding for Subsidised Fundraising Training

A limited number of grants are available for organisations to deliver subsidised fundraising training to help small, local charities and community groups in England fundraise more effectively.

Lambeth Capacity-building programme

It has been announced that Community Southwark will be delivering a two-year programme of practical support and advice for voluntary and community organisations as part of the Lambeth Community Fund, beginning in February. Under the theme, Stronger Together, it will aim to strengthen and build the capacity of local organisations, increasing the skills and knowledge of staff and volunteers in order to improve service delivery and increase sustainability.