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

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.

Women's Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

Purpose:

The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme is a £1.5 million government fund that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.

The grant scheme has two types of funds: Approximately 150 Small Grants of between £300 to £2,000 for grassroots projects to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote and up to 30 Large Grants of between £2,000 and £125,000.  These will fund projects that increase the understanding of, and engagement with, democracy, and encourage women to participate in public life. 

Deadline:
Opens on 15 March, applications to be submitted by 18 April
Grant value:
£2,000 - £65,000
How to apply:

Money Saving Expert Charity Fund

Purpose:

Launched in May 2008, The MSE Charity is a grant-giving charity dedicated to improving information and education about debt, money and consumer issues.

Money is available to help any non-commercial group or charity with specific projects. Whether this is working with an individual with a good idea (eg, educating squaddies leaving the army about banking and debt), to working with other mainstream money charities.

Deadline:
Open until 40 accepted applications have been received or until 5pm on Fri 2 March 5pm - whichever is soonest.
Grant value:
Up to £7,500
How to apply:

Peabody Community Fund

Purpose:

The Peabody Community Grants programme awards grants to charities, resident and community organisations working for the benefit of people who live in the areas in which Peabody operates and, in particular, the proposals must directly benefit Peabody residents.

The Peabody Community Fund is able to support activities benefitting residents of all ages and priority will be given to:

- Organisations/projects addressing the needs of the most disadvantaged members of the community
- Peabody resident-led projects. If an applying organisation is not resident-led, they will need to demonstrate strong connections with local residents, strong partnership working in the locality, a commitment to the locality after the proposed project is complete, and a clear understanding of community needs
- Youth-led projects focusing on benefiting young people under the age of 24

Deadline:
Wed 21 March 2018 by 12 noon
Grant value:
£500 - £5,000
How to apply:

Online application form available on administrator's, London Community Foundation's, website (www.londoncf.org.uk)

Garfield Weston Foundation - Regular Grant Programme

Purpose:

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.

Deadline:
No deadlines - Trustees meet regularly and consider applications throughout the year
Grant value:
Up to £100,000
How to apply:

Peabody Community Fund

Purpose:

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:

- Organisations/projects addressing the needs of the most disadvantaged members of the community
- Peabody resident-led projects. If an applicant organisation is not resident-led, they will need to demonstrate strong connections with local residents, strong partnership working in the locality, a commitment to the locality after the proposed project is complete, and a clear understanding of community needs
- Youth-led projects up to the age of 24

Note: Activities must demonstrate that the beneficiaries will be Peabody residents. To find out where Peabody estates are near you, please refer to the Peabody website.

Deadline:
Wednesday 21 March 2018 by 12 noon. Applicants will hear the outcome by the start of June 2018
Grant value:
£500 - £5,000
How to apply: