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.
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.
The funding is for charitable organisations in the UK, especially those which make good use of volunteers and encourage past and current users to participate. The trust's grant-making continues to be primarily reactive but with some selected projects initiated by the trustees.
Small grants of between £100 and £5,000 (around 100 grants are made per year). Large grants of over £5,000 (around five grants are made per year and these are usually awarded to charities already known to the Trustees).
Prospective applicants should be aware that only 22% of the 863 applications received last year were successful.