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
The Walcot Foundation exists exclusively to benefit Lambeth individuals from low-income households. Its grants to organisations and schools are solely a means of reaching those individuals.
The strategy underpinning all its grant-making is to help individuals.
The Woodward Charitable Trust
The Woodward Charitable Trust, a grant-making trust, is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. The Trusts share a common administration, but are otherwise independent of each other.
Grants are available to small-scale, locally-based charitable initiatives in the UK in the following areas: isolated children and young people; prisoners and ex-offenders; disadvantaged women; disability; arts outreach; and community cohesion amongst minority groups.
The funding is for charitable organisations in the UK, especially those which make good use of volunteers and encourage past and current users to participate. The trust's grant-making continues to be primarily reactive but with some selected projects initiated by the trustees.
Small grants of between £100 and £5,000 (around 100 grants are made per year). Large grants of over £5,000 (around five grants are made per year and these are usually awarded to charities already known to the Trustees).
Prospective applicants should be aware that only 22% of the 863 applications received last year were successful.
Western Riverside Environmental Fund
The Western Riverside Environmental Fund was set up in April 1999 as a partnership between the Western Riverside Waste Authority and Groundwork UK. To date over £3.7 million has been made available to environmental projects within the boroughs of Lambeth, Wandsworth, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea. The fund utilises landfill tax credits arising from household rubbish and other waste handled by the Authority’s waste transfer stations at Smugglers Way, Wandsworth and Cringle Dock, Battersea. Contributions to the fund are made by Cory Environmental.
Applications are invited from projects that work with local communities to promote environmental improvements in the four boroughs.
Youth Music Programme
Grants are available to a range of organisations for music-making projects in England that increase the number of children and young people across England that have the opportunity to take part in high quality musical activities.
The Hilden Charitable Fund - Summer Play Schemes Grant
Grants are available to voluntary and community groups in the UK to help run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children.
Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme 2018-2022
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is providing more than £23 million between 2018 - 2022 to support the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders. This follows on from the Department for Communities and Local Development (DCLG)'s £22.5 million Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme (2015-2018) and the Government's £9.5 million Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning programme (2013-2015).
The programme aims to support local communities that are drawing up a neighbourhood plan for their area. Neighbourhood planning was introduced in England by the Localism Act 2011 to give people a chance to decide how their local area should be developed and what should be built in the future. Groups will be able to determine where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built and have a say on what new buildings should look like.
The programme offers both funding in the form of a grant as well as technical support for those with more complex issues.
The programme is delivered by Locality, a national network of community-led organisations, who will also be assessing applications.
Guidance notes and an Expression of Interest form can be found on the Locality website.
Contact Locality's My Community Advice Helpline on 0345 458 8336 for further information.
Lambeth Community Fund – Round 2
The Lambeth Community Fund has reopened for applications, making grants available for projects which focus on improving the well-being and quality of life of Lambeth residents.
This Fund is a charitable venture set up to support the borough today and into the future, responding over time to the changing needs of local people. The fund focuses on improving residents’ wellbeing and quality of life. ‘Well-being’ covers a broad range of components that an individual needs to live a full and well-rounded life.
Grants are available to fund both new and existing projects. From £500 to £10,000 is available for projects lasting up to one year. Awards can be considered for exceptional, longer, projects if funding is available. In addition, a small number of grants of up to £20,000 may be awarded to projects with a borough-wide strategic impact.
Community groups, registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs), tenants and residents’ associations (TRAs), companies limited by guarantee, social enterprises or community interest companies (CICs) are all eligible to apply. Please note that if an organisation’s annual income in the last year was over £250,000, it will not be eligible.
Recipients of awards in Round 1, can apply again in Round 2, but in a competitive situation other groups may be prioritised.
Applicants unsuccessful in Round 1 may use the same application for Round 2: they should contact Lambeth Community Fund.
Applications must address at least one of four themes:
- Stronger Together – bringing together diverse parts of the community to celebrate what it is to be a Lambeth resident. This encourages local organisations to share, learn and grow together to create a strong and vibrant voluntary and community sector.
- Feeling Fine – focusing on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of residents of all ages and backgrounds.
- Learning for Life – helping residents reach their full potential through the development of skills, knowledge and experience.
- On the Right Track – helping those with negative and harmful lifestyles to reconnect with their communities.
Sir John Cass's Foundation - Grants to Schools and Organisations
The Sir John Cass's Foundation was established in 1748 to educate the "poor but worthy" children of the Portsoken Ward of the City of London.
The Foundation aims to benefit young people from inner London and provides support with education costs to young residents of inner London who are under the age of 25 and from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Online application form at www.sirjohncass.org
Grants from Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme
The School for Social Entrepreneurs are seeking applications for learning programmes and grants for the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme run in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs and the Big Lottery Fund.
The School for Social Entrepreneurs is looking for people who want to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community and impact-led organisations in the UK. The School can help social entrepreneurs at all stages, from ideas through to growing and becoming large and well-established.
More than a Pub: The Community Pub Business Support Programme
More than a Pub is a three-year programme established to help support community ownership of pubs in England and grow the range of services they offer to help local people. Its value is £3.85 million and is jointly funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and Power to Change. The programme is being delivered by the Plunkett Foundation in collaboration with Co-operative & Community Finance, Keyfund, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), Co-operative Mutual Solutions, Pub is the Hub and Locality.
The programme is seeking communities looking to consider taking responsibility for and ownership of their local pub, through purchase or long-term lease.
This is the first time that the community pub sector is being offered access to an end-to-end support programme including capacity building and a finance package made up of loans and grants.
Complete online Initial Enquiry Form which can be found on the Plunkett Foundation website - www.plunkett.co.uk
Groups that need further information should call the Programme Advice Line on 01993 810730.