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.

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Programme Fund

Grants are available to support people in the UK to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are responsive and accountable to wider society and aligned with the long-term public interest.

Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

The Home Office's £2.4 million Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme was set up in 2016 to help secure places of worship in England and Wales. The scheme is one of the main commitments contained within the Government's Hate Crime Action Plan. It will provide protective security measures to places of worship that have been subject to, or are vulnerable to a hate crime attack.  £1m has been made available for the third round, taking place in 2018.

Berkeley Foundation - Community Investment Fund grant to tackle youth homelessness

Housebuilder Berkeley Homes is making £250,000 available from its Community Investment Fund to support young people aged 18-30 years who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the communities where it works.

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

Walcot Foundation grants

The Walcot Foundation exists exclusively to benefit Lambeth individuals from low-income households.  Its grants to organisations and schools are solely a means of reaching those individuals.

The strategy underpinning all its grant-making is to help individuals.

The Woodward Charitable Trust

The Woodward Charitable Trust, a grant-making trust, is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. The Trusts share a common administration, but are otherwise independent of each other.

Grants are available to small-scale, locally-based charitable initiatives in the UK in the following areas: isolated children and young people; prisoners and ex-offenders; disadvantaged women; disability; arts outreach; and community cohesion amongst minority groups.

Youth Music Programme

Grants are available to a range of organisations for music-making projects in England that increase the number of children and young people across England that have the opportunity to take part in high quality musical activities.


The Hilden Charitable Fund - Summer Play Schemes Grant

Grants are available to voluntary and community groups in the UK to help run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children.

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).