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.

Western Riverside Environmental Fund

The Western Riverside Environmental Fund was set up in April 1999 as a partnership between the Western Riverside Waste Authority and Groundwork UK.  To date over £3.7 million has been made available to environmental projects within the boroughs of Lambeth, Wandsworth, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea.  The fund utilises landfill tax credits arising from household rubbish and other waste handled by the Authority’s waste transfer stations at Smugglers Way, Wandsworth and Cringle Dock, Battersea. Contributions to the fund are made by Cory Environmental.

Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme 2018-2022

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).

Lambeth Community Fund – Round 2

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.

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:

Dunhill Medical Trust - Grants for Community Based Organisations

Grants are available for UK charities and charitable organisations that are working to provide care, activities and services for older people.

The priority areas for funding support are the care of older people, including rehabilitation and palliative care and projects which, if successful, could enable applicants to apply for funding from other sources.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.