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.

Affinity Sutton Ready2Work Grants

Affinity Sutton - a major provider of social housing - is committed to helping Lambeth residents access training, employment and further opportunities. It runs a number of grant programmes, including:

1. Re:work

This programme helps unemployed residents to access vocational work placement opportunities or paid employment.

Applicants must be registered with an Employment Support Officer from Affinity Sutton to access this grant.

2. Re:Train

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!

London Community Foundation – The Lambeth Community Fund

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.

Worshipful Company of Carmen's Benevolent Fund

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'. 

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

Comic Relief Core Strength - Local Communities Programme

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.

Government's Litter Innovation Fund

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.

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.

Ernest Cook Trust - Small and Large Grants Programme

The small grants programme supports state schools and small registered charities which would like to undertake projects which meet the Trust’s objectives and require a small amount of pump-priming in order for such projects to take place. The programme is a rolling one, with meetings at two-monthly intervals throughout the year – but it is wise to think well ahead. Suitable applications are allocated to the next available meeting, however due to high demand you are advised to submit an application at least six months ahead of your project start date.