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 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
Comic Relief Core Strength - Local Communities Programme
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.
See London Community Foundation website for application form and further details. www.londoncf.org.uk
Government's Litter Innovation Fund
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.
Online form for completion at www.wrap.org.uk/content/litter-innovation-fund
The Spring Fund from the Battersea Power Station Foundation
The Spring Fund is designed to help communities in Lambeth and Wandsworth with projects that bring together residents, volunteers, businesses and local authorities to strengthen neighbourhood bonds, create new opportunities and transform lives. It seeks to be about funding smaller, grassroots community efforts that energise neighbourhoods and deliver on local goals.
The Fund has been created to help neighbourhoods thrive and to make sure that everyone has a chance to share in the benefits that communities have to offer. Its Trustees believe that local organisations are at the heart of driving change and can bring people together around a common purpose to open up social and economic opportunities. By breaking down barriers, connecting communities and working collectively, it is hoped that the pace of progress can be accelerated.
Online application form at http://bpsfoundation.org.uk
Lambeth Community Fund
The Lambeth Community Fund 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. It was established in 2008 by the transfer of the trusteeship of the Pedlar’s Acre endowment from Lambeth Council and has so far awarded over £2.1m in over 250 grants. Between April 2013 and December 2015 these grants supported almost 55,000 people, which represents one in six people resident in the borough.
The Lambeth Community 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.
Before July 2017, the Lambeth Community Fund consisted of several separate grant programmes. Now the awarding panel have consolidated all these separate programmes so that community groups can apply to one fund with one set of criteria.
Online application form. See www.londoncf.org.uk