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.

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.

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.

Merchant Taylors' Consolidated Charities for the Poor Grant

Grants are available for small, charitable organisations in Inner London to relive poverty, disadvantage and homelessness; assist those who are elderly and infirm, and to support people with disabilities; and enhance education.

Sport England's Small Grants Fund

Sport England uses National Lottery funding to make awards to not-for-profit organisations to help more people play sport

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.