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

Merchant Taylors' Consolidated Charities for the Infirm

Purpose:

Merchant Taylors' Consolidated Charities for the Infirm is a grant-making charity whose Trustees are appointed by the Merchant Taylors' Company.

The funding is intended for registered charities that are providing services to poor people living in London.

Funding is aimed at charitable work that addresses:

- Things of benefit to people who are elderly.
- Things of benefit to people who are in financial hardship and have  physical or mental health issues and/or live with a disability and/or a developmental condition (for example, being on the autistic spectrum).

Deadline:
9 September 2018
Grant value:
£5,000 - £20,000
How to apply:

See www.merchant-taylors.co.uk for online application form and further details.

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:

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.

More than a Pub: The Community Pub Business Support Programme

Purpose:

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.

Deadline:
31 March 2018
Grant value:
n/a
How to apply:

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.

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.