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.

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:

Sir John Cass's Foundation - Grants to Schools and Organisations

Purpose:

The Sir John Cass's Foundation was established in 1748 to educate the "poor but worthy" children of the Portsoken Ward of the City of London.

The Foundation aims to benefit young people from inner London and provides support with education costs to young residents of inner London who are under the age of 25 and from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Deadline:
n/a
Grant value:
Generally between £10,000 and £30,000, but there is no minimum or maximum grant size.
How to apply:

Online application form at www.sirjohncass.org

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:

Clarion Futures Jobs and Training Fund

Purpose:

Clarion Futures Jobs & Training is committed to supporting residents to access training, employment and further opportunities, and runs four grant programmes to support this.  For more information on the support available, contact Guideline on 0300 100 0303 or guideline@myclarionhousing.com

The programmes are managed by The London Community Foundation.  The Foundation receives applications to the programme, contacts applicants for further information if required, manages payments to successful applicants and monitors the impact of the grants awarded.

Deadline:
n/a - applications are considered at regular intervals
Grant value:
Up to £1,000

National Vegetarian Week 2018 - Event Grants

Purpose:

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.

Deadline:
Mon 25 February 2018
Grant value:
Up to £2,000 in Large Grants category; up to £200 in Small Grants category
How to apply:

Guidelines and an application form can be found on the Vegetarian Society website (www.vegsoc.org)

Rank Foundation's Pebbles Grants Programme

Purpose:

The Rank Foundation supports a number of major and small projects across the UK. In the majority of cases, these programmes are funded through its proactive, research-driven activities.  

The funders' focus is on ensuring that its grants make a difference across the UK: supporting community development, building capacity and inspiring local people to do more to help themselves.

Deadline:
n/a - applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications being accepted for consideration at Jan 2018 Trustees' meeting
Grant value:
Not stated
How to apply:

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: