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

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.

Drug & Alcohol Relief Fund

The London Community Foundation is administering grants from a drug and alcohol fund: a one-off programme for 2017-18 made possible by a donation from the Drug and Alcohol Service for London (DASL) following its closure.  For 35 years, DASL’s core work focused on providing community services to meet the health and social needs of local people, valuing the capacities that individuals and communities have to be able to develop resilience and find solutions to challenges.

Greggs Foundation - Environmental Grants

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations and schools in Great Britain for projects which make a difference to local areas, with preference given to projects that involve or benefit people who are disadvantaged.

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.