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

Western Riverside Environmental Fund

Purpose:

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.

Deadline:
n/a
Grant value:
£5,000 - £25,000
How to apply:

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.

Lambeth Community Fund – Round 2

Purpose:

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.

Deadline:
5pm on 4 May 2018.
Grant value:
Normally £500 - £10,000
How to apply:

For more information and an online application form see the London Community Foundation’s information pages (www.londoncf.org.uk)

Contact LCF on 020 7582 5117 or at applications@londoncf.org.uk for any queries not answered in guidance notes.

Lambeth Community Fund

Purpose:

The Lambeth Community Fund is open for applications.  It 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.  The fund focuses on improving the wellbeing and quality of life of Lambeth residents. ‘Wellbeing’ covers a broad range of components that an individual needs to live a full and well-rounded life.

Applications must address at least one of the four themes:

- Stronger Together – bringing together people from diverse parts of the community to celebrate what it is to be a Lambeth resident. This theme also 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 to 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.

Community groups, registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs), tenants and residents’ associations (TRAs), companies limited by guarantee, social enterprises or community interest companies (CICs) with an annual income of £250,000 or less are all eligible to apply to the fund. Please note that if your organisation’s annual income in the last year was greater than £250,000 you will not be eligible for funding.  This has changed since the last round of the fund.

 

 

Deadline:
5pm on Fri 4 May 2018
Grant value:
Up to £20,000 are available for one to two years.

Dunhill Medical Trust - Grants for Community Based Organisations

Purpose:

Grants are available for UK charities and charitable organisations that are working to provide care, activities and services for older people.

The priority areas for funding support are the care of older people, including rehabilitation and palliative care and projects which, if successful, could enable applicants to apply for funding from other sources.

Deadline:
Fri 29 March 2018 - 5pm
Grant value:
Up to £100,000

Tesco Bags of Help - Community Funding Scheme

Purpose:

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!

Administration of the local funding is managed by Groundwork, the community charity "with a green heart".  Groundwork specialises in trying to transform communities and the local environment for the better.

Applications are invited from a wide range of voluntary or community organisations: these include registered charities, schools, Parish/Town Councils and local authorities, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), social housing providers, conservation organisations and sports clubs.  This list is not exhaustive and there are many other types of organisations that may be funded.

All projects that benefit the local community are eligible to apply for funding. A massive range of community projects may get the green light – these range from improving community buildings indoor and outdoor spaces to buying new kit or equipment, training coaches or volunteers, hosting community events, capital and revenue projects.

Deadline:
no deadline - awards made every two months
Grant value:
From below £1,000 - £4,000

London Community Foundation – The Lambeth Community Fund

Purpose:

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.

Deadline:
17 November 2017 - 5pm
Grant value:
£500 - £10,000

Walcot Foundation Grants for Organisations (2017/18)

Purpose:

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

Deadline:
6 March 2018, notionally. Note that applications are considered from 13 November 2017 onwards, and the deadline may be brought forward once it is considered that there have been enough high quality applications
Grant value:
Up to £25,000 for up to three years
How to apply:

Online application form at www.walcotfoundation.org.uk

Comic Relief Core Strength - Local Communities Programme

Purpose:

The Comic Relief Core Strength - Local Communities Programme is provided by Comic Relief and administered locally across 29 London boroughs by the London Community Foundation.

There are still many communities in the UK that suffer from economic and social deprivation and the current economic climate may make this situation worse. This 12-month programme aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities.

Deadline:
16 October 2017 (for Round 1)
Grant value:
£1,000 - £10,000
How to apply:

See London Community Foundation website for application form and further details.  www.londoncf.org.uk

Government's Litter Innovation Fund

Purpose:

The Litter Innovation Fund is a new £450,000 programme, which is funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for Communities and Local Government and administered by the Waste & Resources Action Programme.

The programme aims to reduce litter in England by funding innovative approaches to pilot, implement and evaluate small scale local research projects that could be replicated more widely.

Deadline:
Tue 26 September 2017 for this first round
Grant value:
Up to £10,000
How to apply:

Online form for completion at www.wrap.org.uk/content/litter-innovation-fund