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.

Funding Opportunities

Power to Change Community Business Bright Ideas Programme

Purpose:

A package of tailored support and grants is available to organisations in England that want to develop their budding community business ideas.

This is part of the Bright Ideas programme, funded jointly by Power to Change and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.  Since 1916 this programme has supported 89 nascent community businesses. In 2018, Power to Change is committing an additional £700,000 to help launch a further 40 inspiring, locally rooted and community-led businesses.

A total of £700,000 is being made available in this latest, fourth round, with grants of up to £15,000.

Successful organisations will receive:

* Business development support – up to 12 days of business development support from Locality, Plunkett Foundation, or Co-operatives UK.
* Grant funding - the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £15,000, which can be spent on specific activities to develop the community business idea.
* Learning and peer networking – access to online resources, thematic webinars and the opportunity to visit and learn from existing community businesses.

Deadline:
31 July 2018
Grant value:
£1,000 - £15,000
How to apply:

The first step is to apply to join the Bright Ideas programme.  Email brightideas@locality.org.uk for further details about the programme and its funding criteria.

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Programme Fund

Purpose:

Grants are available to support people in the UK to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are responsive and accountable to wider society and aligned with the long-term public interest.

Deadline:
3 September 2018
Grant value:
Not stated
How to apply:

See this charity's website - www.jcrt.org.uk

Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

Purpose:

The Home Office's £2.4 million Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme was set up in 2016 to help secure places of worship in England and Wales. The scheme is one of the main commitments contained within the Government's Hate Crime Action Plan. It will provide protective security measures to places of worship that have been subject to, or are vulnerable to a hate crime attack.  £1m has been made available for the third round, taking place in 2018.

In a bid to tackle the increasing number of hate crimes directed at religious buildings, the Government is making the funding available to places of worship so that they can purchase extra security equipment.

Deadline:
10 August 2018 (midnight)
Grant value:
Up to £56,000

Berkeley Foundation - Community Investment Fund grant to tackle youth homelessness

Purpose:

Housebuilder Berkeley Homes is making £250,000 available from its Community Investment Fund to support young people aged 18-30 years who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the communities where it works.

The statistics are compelling: young people are three times more likely to have been homeless in the last five years than older adults.  225,000 young people in London have stayed in an unsafe place because they had nowhere safe to call home and only one in five aged 16-24 seek help from the council.  Welfare reform and the housing crisis are only worsening the situation.  Despite the evident need to support young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, services for young people have had their funding squeezed significantly over the last few years. 

Through the Combatting Youth Homelessness funding programme, we are aiming to support those in need to access good quality, sustainable housing solutions, as well as helping at risk young people to avoid homelessness.

 

Deadline:
Sat 30 June 2018
Grant value:
£10,000 - £70,000
How to apply:

The ACT Foundation's grants

Purpose:

The ACT Foundation provides grants to support people living on low incomes who have a physical and/or mental disability or the elderly

Deadline:
None. Trustees meet four times a year to consider applications
Grant value:
Normally up to £10,000
How to apply:

Walcot Foundation grants

Purpose:

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.
 

Deadline:
9 July 2018
Grant value:
Up to £75,000
How to apply:

The Woodward Charitable Trust

Purpose:

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.

Deadline:
31 July 2018
Grant value:
£100 - £300,000

Youth Music Programme

Purpose:

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.

 

Deadline:
Various - see application details
Grant value:
£2,000 - £200,000

The Hilden Charitable Fund - Summer Play Schemes Grant

Purpose:

Grants are available to voluntary and community groups in the UK to help run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children.

Deadline:
Fri 1 June 2018
Grant value:
Up to £1,500

Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme 2018-2022

Purpose:

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.

Deadline:
n/a - Expressions of Interest can be made at any time
Grant value:
£1,000 - £15,000
How to apply:

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.