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.

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'. 

The Reducing Isolation Fund

The Reducing Isolation Fund is a new fund, set up to fund charities working to reduce isolation amongst older people and to increase the involvement of older people in their communities.

By 'older people', the award-makers mean people over the age of 50.  Organisations working with the 65+ age group may be prioritised. Applications will also be considered for intergenerational work where older people are  the main beneficiaries. Organisations must demonstrate how their work meets one of the two themes:

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.

Postcode Community Trust - Small Grants Fund, 2017

Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving body funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Postcode Community Trust, providing funding opportunities to community groups and charities in the UK.

Postcode Community Trust provides short-term, designated funding to good causes that promote community cohesion and demonstrate positive change through access and engagement.

 

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.

Reaching Communities England

The Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities Award provides funding for voluntary and community groups.

The awarding body particularly wants to hear about projects that support:

Lasting and sustainable changes to places and spaces
Communities to develop happier and stronger relationships with each other
Taking action to focus on the root causes of social problems to tackle them at the earliest possible stage.

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.