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.
Lambeth Wellbeing Fund 2018
Through the Lambeth Wellbeing Fund local individual residents and small organisations can apply for up to £5,000 for a community or health and wellbeing project that they design. These small grants are about recognizing the skills, knowledge and abilities of local people, and supporting them to create their own solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of people in their communities.
This Fund has three themes and eligible projects must address at least one of them. These are that people should be able to...
1. Manage their own health and wellbeing (or condition) and be supported to do so. This also includes having access to the right information and support, and being able to stay healthy;
2. Have the right things in place to help them avoid a crisis, or to at least limit the impact of a crisis, particularly for people who are living independently;
3. Feel that they are part of a community.
The Award decision-makers are also particularly interested in projects reaching the most isolated and lonely people in the community, as well as projects that help people to connect with others and address what is known as the Wheel of Wellbeing.
Individual Lambeth residents or groups of residents can apply for this grant. Organisations with an income of less than £100,000 per annum can apply too.
Examples of past projects designed by individual residents and funded through the Lambeth Wellbeing Fund include:
- A community café which brings together local people from all ages and backgrounds to cook and eat healthy vegetarian food together
- A sewing and craft club for older residents to get together and learn new skills
- An open-air, drop-in Tai Chi class
- An art project with weekly art sessions and trips to art galleries for older people living in supported housing
- A creative writing and oral histories project
- Yoga classes for women who are victims of domestic violence and abuse
- A gardening project which created a community growing space within a supported housing unit
- A dance project for older residents of the Lansdowne estate, to build core strength and balance in order to reduce falls
- Zumba for older people.
The award-makers will be hosting Community Development Workshops in September to help would-be applicants think through their ideas.
The Lambeth Wellbeing Fund is all about supporting local residents to deliver projects that create connected communities and improve health and wellbeing locally. These are projects that are designed at a grassroots level as a response to perceived local community needs. The award-makers state that they are interested in solutions from the ground up, that build on Lambeth residents' skills and knowledge, and respond to needs and opportunities that residents see locally.
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Senior Programme Manager, The London Community Foundation
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GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards 2019
These awards are made to charities working to improve health in local communities.
Merchant Taylors' Consolidated Charities for the Infirm
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).
See www.merchant-taylors.co.uk for online application form and further details.
The ACT Foundation's grants
The ACT Foundation provides grants to support people living on low incomes who have a physical and/or mental disability or the elderly
Lambeth Community Fund
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.
National Vegetarian Week 2018 - Event Grants
The Vegetarian Society is offering grants for local groups and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to hold activities or events in celebration of National Vegetarian Week 2018 which will take place from 14 to 20 May.
The Society is providing the funding for events and activities that attract those beginning their vegetarian journey, meat-reducers and the veggie-curious, but are inclusive of the wider vegetarian community.
Guidelines and an application form can be found on the Vegetarian Society website (www.vegsoc.org)
Help the Homeless Grant Scheme
Capital grants are available to small and medium-sized charities in the UK working to assist homeless people to rebuild their lives and return to the community. Awards are made three times per year.
Tesco Bags of Help - Community Funding Scheme
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.
London Community Foundation – The Lambeth Community Fund
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.
Download application pack at:
Walcot Foundation Grants for Organisations (2017/18)
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
Online application form at www.walcotfoundation.org.uk