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.

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.

Cockayne - Grants for the Arts

The London Community Foundation is once again managing the Peabody Community Grants funding programme in 2016-17.  The Community Grants programme awards grants from £500 up to £5,000 to charities, resident and community organisations working for the benefit of people who live in the areas in which Peabody operates. In particular, the funders want to support Peabody residents.

Heritage Lottery Fund - Young Roots

Groups working with young people might want to consider applying for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund's Young Roots Fund.  This is to fund projects designed to help young people aged 11 to 25 to explore their heritage, from green spaces, museums, and historic sites to language, local memories and youth culture.