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.

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.

MOPAC Community Seed Fund (Knife Crime)

The Mayoral Knife Crime Strategy has committed to providing new funding to support grass-roots community groups involved in protecting young people and ridding our communities of violence.

MOPAC has made £250,000 available in 2017/18 to fund activities from voluntary and community groups/providers. 

The MOPAC Community Seed Fund will only be available for one year.

The objectives of the Fund align with the commitments stated within the Mayors Knife Crime Strategy which include:

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!

Government-funded Knife Crime Community Fund

Grants are available to voluntary and community sector groups for community projects which reduce knife crime and have a positive impact on young people who are at risk of carrying a knife and committing a crime.

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