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.

Power to Change Community Business Bright Ideas Programme

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.

Grants from Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

The School for Social Entrepreneurs are seeking applications for learning programmes and grants for the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme run in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs and the Big Lottery Fund.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs is looking for people who want to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community and impact-led organisations in the UK.  The School can help social entrepreneurs at all stages, from ideas through to growing and becoming large and well-established.

More than a Pub: The Community Pub Business Support Programme

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.

Wingate Foundation

Grants are available from this foundation (also known as the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation) for charities working in the performing arts.

Women's Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

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.

Comic Relief - Core Strength Awards (Round 2)

The London Community Foundation is delivering this programme across most London boroughs, including Lambeth.

Rank Foundation's Pebbles Grants Programme

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.

Cockayne Grants for the Arts

Grants are available for arts projects in London that provide opportunities to artists from diverse cultures for the creation, development, performance, or exhibition in the performing (music, opera, dance, theatre) literary, or visual arts.

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund

Museums and galleries in the UK can apply now for funding for 2018 to support high-quality projects which use their collections for a social purpose.

Run by the Museums Association, the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund focuses on time-limited work on collections which has clear social benefit, outside the scope of an organisation’s core resources.

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!