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.

Peabody Community Fund

The Peabody Community Grants programme awards grants to charities, resident and community organisations working for the benefit of people who live in the areas in which Peabody operates and, in particular, the proposals must directly benefit Peabody residents.

The Peabody Community Fund is able to support activities benefitting residents of all ages and priority will be given to:

Garfield Weston Foundation - Regular Grant Programme

The types of grant this Foundation makes, whatever their size, tend to fall into one of three categories – Capital, Revenue (often called ‘core costs’) and Project work.  

This Foundation has a long history of supporting groups and projects which promote social cohesion and community development.

Peabody Community Fund

Grants are available for activities which improve the quality of life of Peabody residents by supporting local activities that are responding to identified community need, bring communities together and promote wellbeing

The Fund is able to support activities benefitting residents of all ages and priority will be given to:

Help the Homeless Grant Scheme

Capital grants are available to small and medium-sized charities in the UK working to assist homeless people to rebuild their lives and return to the community.  Awards are made three times per year.

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.