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Here you will find an overview of grants currently available. To bring up a list of the grants available for work in your borough, please click on the map below.

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Funds Availability Map

Barking and Dagenham Barnet Bexley Brent Bromley Camden Croydon Ealing Enfield Greenwich Hackney Hammersmith and Fulham Harringay Harrow Havering Hillington Hounslow Islington Kensington and Chelsea Kingston upon Thames Lambeth Lewisham Merton Newham Redbridge Richmond upon Thames Southwark Sutton Tower Hamlets Waltham Forest Wandsworth Westminster City of London

Affinity Sutton Digital Communities Fund

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Purpose

The London Community Foundation is delighted to be managing the Affinity Sutton Digital Communities Fund in 2015. Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available for charities and community organisations working across the UK to support Affinity Sutton residents of all ages to get online and to build the skills, motivation and confidence to use the internet safely as an everyday tool.

The Fund is designed to address digital exclusion, and to:

  • Support Affinity Sutton residents of all ages to get online and use the internet as an everyday tool
  • Support residents to discover the full scope of how the internet can assist them in their everyday lives, and to provide them with the skills and confidence to do so
  • Support residents to access the tools that meet their individual needs and circumstance
  • Encourage residents to use the internet with confidence, and to use it safely.

Please note, the Fund is primarily for Affinity Sutton residents, and we would expect the majority of beneficiaries to live in Affinity Sutton properties, however projects can work to benefit the wider community too. 

Please read the full guidelines below for more details, and contact us if you have any queries.

 

Closing dates:

  • Closed
 

Fund Guidelines

 

Geographic area covered by the Fund:

UK wide - in areas of Affinity Sutton housing.

Affinity Sutton Ready2Work Grants

Affinity Sutton is committed to supporting residents to access training, employment and further opportunities and run three grant programmes. For more information follow this link: Affinity Sutton Ready2Work

The programmes are managed by The London Community Foundation, a grantmaking Foundation that supports community activity. The Foundation receive applications to the programme, contact applicants for further information if required, manage payments to successful applicants and monitor the impact of the grants awarded.

There are three programmes:

Re:work

This programme supports unemployed residents to accesss vocational work placement opportunities or paid employment.

You must be registered with an Employment Support Officer from Affinity Sutton to access this grant. For more information contact Guideline who will register you.

Re:Train

This programme enables residents to apply for a grant to help them access training courses of their choice that will help them access future training and employment opportunities.

It is important that you contact your Affinity Sutton Employment Support Officer (ESO) before starting an application. If you do not have an ESO please contact GuideLine who will register you for support. The will be able to provide you with appropriate support and guidance.

Big Local North Brixton

Funded through the Big Lottery Fund, Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents in 150 areas around England to use at least £1m to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their communities. It’s about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live. 

One of the areas selected to receive Big Local funding is North Brixton, an area which includes Brixton Town Centre and the market, Stockwell Park Estate, Canterbury Gardens, Waltham, Robsart, and parts of Angell Town and Loughborough estates. The available funding is strictly for the benefit of residents of this area - please see the Big Local North Brixton map to see if your project is eligible.

There are three funding programmes available for Big Local North Brixton:

 

Safe & Cohesive Brixton - Small Grants Fund - This fund is currently closed

This is a small grants programme to support local organisations that are helping to create a safe and cohesive Brixton, and organisations can apply for up to £5,000 for activities that benefit residents of the Big Local North Brixton area, through addressing one or both of the following themes: 

  • Community Safety
  • Community Cohesion

Please refer to the fund guidelines for a full list of the criteria.

 

Employability - This fund is currently closed

This fund is to support local organisations helping to improve employability in the area and organisations can apply for up to £20,000 for projects lasting up to 15 months for projects or services that benefit residents of the Big Local North Brixton area. There are two strands under this programme:

Strand 1: Building skills of local people

This strand aims to reach out to those who are not yet in a position to be able to find work. Whether that is because they have a low-level of spoken or written English or because they are homeless, this strand aims to engage those who are hard-to-reach whatever their circumstance and to provide appropriate stepping stones to help them to become ‘work-ready’.

Strand 2: Helping people into work

This strand is for those who are ‘work-ready’, who have skills but perhaps not the knowledge or information needed to be able to find employment. Projects under this strand should provide practical skills and experience to help people to create their own pathways into employment or enterprise.

 

Community Assets - This fund is currently closed

The primary purpose of the Fund is to increase access to and use of existing community facilities and public spaces in the Big Local area by Big Local residents. Grants of up to £20,000 are available to community organisations for projects lasting up to 12 months, that will help to address the Fund’s objective:

To increase and develop the use of existing community assets, including physical assets such as buildings and open spaces; and develop community-led solutions to community-wide challenges, including:

  • Digital inclusion
  • Financial inclusion
  • Education, training and enterprise
  • Tackling gangs, crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Coordination of local services and provision

Proposals can be for capital projects or service provision that will open up assets to the community.

 

Click here to download the full Big Local North Brixton plan.

Bromley Community Fund

Purpose: The Bromley Community Fund responds to the changing needs and hardships faced by local people. It sees local charities and community organisations as being at the forefront of tackling these issues. Priority for funding will be given to organisations who can demonstrate that they are responding to the most acute needs of our community.

In particular, applicants must:

  • Be working in Bromley
  • Be working in one of the following areas:

Increasing educational achievement for disadvantaged young people

Supporting older people and their carers

Support for other vulnerable people and communities

  • Be a community and voluntary group, registered charity, company limited by guarantee, social enterprise or Community Interest Company

Grants are available between £500 and £3,000

Fund Guidelines

Guidance Notes

This fund is now closed. 

Cockayne - Grants for the Arts

This fund is now closed. It will reopen for applications for 2017 in autumn 2016. Please sign up to our e-bulletin for more information.

ABOUT COCKAYNE

Cockayne is a private foundation based in San Francisco and one of the successor foundations of Columbia Foundation, a ground-breaking philanthropic foundation founded along enlightened principles in 1940 by Madeleine Haas Russell, mother of the current President of Cockayne and her brother, William Haas. True to Madeleine Haas Russell’s belief that young people can best discern the priorities of their time, in 2013 Columbia Foundation’s assets were divided between three successor family foundations designed to involve the next generations in giving. Cockayne is committed to carrying forward Columbia Foundation’s commitment to make a difference for the good with special focus on how this is achievable in the arts. 

Cockayne – Grants for the Arts is a donor-advised fund of The London Community Foundation.

Purpose To support art as a way of enriching life experience. Grants are focused on 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.

Current priorities are

  1. New work or ground-breaking re-interpretations of classic repertoire that demonstrate the potential: for artistic excellence, to reach large and diverse audiences, and/or to make a significant, new contribution to the art form.
  2. Art that is experimental, risk-taking, and/or engages controversial issues.
  3. Projects that involve young artists.

Income Threshold None.

Closing date  To be confirmed 7th January 2017.

Please note: Arts projects that are primarily focused on social/political advocacy, community arts and arts-education programmes are not a funding priority of Cockayne - Grants for the Arts. We do not fund digital arts projects or films, including the the filming of productions. Please do not apply if your project falls into one of these categories.

Grant size

  • Average grants range from £1,000 to £25,000, with a few exceptional projects being considered at a higher level.
  • Applicants should not apply for more than 25% of their overall project budget and must demonstrate clearly how additional funds for the project are to be raised.
  • Capital campaigns are rarely considered and only when improvement of the home of an arts organisation is its highest priority. Capital-campaign grants tend to be considered in the same range as programme grants.
  • Multi-year grant applications are not encouraged and are considered only very occasionally.

Geographic priority

Applicants must either be based in London, or delivering the proposed work in London.

Project dates

To help your planning. Projects for the next round of the Cockayne - Grants for the Arts Fund should not start before July 2017. The Fund does not consider retrospective funding of projects.

The Fund Guidelines are for information only.

Comic Relief Local Communities Programme

Purpose

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.  For this reason, Comic Relief has decided that £4.5 million should be available to fund projects across the UK which are addressing these issues through a third phase of the ‘Local Communities’ programme.  Comic Relief is pleased to be working with the UK Community Foundations (UKCF) and Community Foundations across the UK, to deliver this Local Communities Programme.

The London Community Foundation is one of the delivery partners and will be delivering the programme across 29 London boroughs. We cannot accept applications from the following Boroughs: City of London, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets.

The Local Communities Programme will run for 18 months and during this time, grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 will be available.

The programme aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities.  Projects should be run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and priority will be given to small, locally based groups and organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community.

Themes

Under the programme, organisations can apply for funding to:

  1. Improve people's life skills, education, employability and enterprise
  2. Maximise people's ability to strengthen community cohesion and build social capacity
  3. Promote reduction of isolation and disadvantage and access to services
  4. Advance people's physical and mental health, wellbeing and safety

There will be a different theme under which you can apply in each round.

Organisations which have received a Community Cash grant or any other grant from a Community Foundation can apply for a Local Communities grant.  However, organisations which hold a grant directly from Comic Relief cannot apply for a Local Communities grant.

A Local Communities grant must be at least 30% of the total cost of the project.

Please ensure that your project activity begins no earlier than the 10 weeks after the grant deadline; you will then have 12 months to spend your grant, if you are awarded.

Living Wage

Comic Relief became a Living Wage Friendly Funder back in June 2015 and we are working with them to run a special pilot through this round of the Local Communities initiative. Comic Relief has signed up to the scheme in recognition and support of the commitment and hard work that workers in our sector undertake. The hope is that eventually all funders will sign up to the scheme and together we can work towards ending low pay in the community and voluntary sector in the UK.

As you know The London Community Foundations and UK Community Foundations manage the Local Communities initiative on behalf of Comic Relief and for this round we will be piloting the Living Wage Friendly Funder scheme. See the Fund Guidelines for more details.

Downloads please download and read all the following documents

Fund Guidelines

On line application guidelines

Cash flow forecast template

To apply please click the link - online application form (Application form will re-open 25 July for round 24 [promoting reduction of isolation and disadvantage and access to services] applications)

Please note: We cannot accept applications from the following Boroughs:

  • City of London
  • Hackney
  • Newham and
  • Tower Hamlets

You need to contact your local Community Foundation.

Covent Garden Market Authority Community Fund

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Covent Garden Market Authority (CGMA) is responsible for the ownership and operation of the New Covent Garden Market. We are delighted to announce that CGMA are continuing to run their Community Fund in partnership with The London Community Foundation in 2015. The Fund will continue to focus on support for voluntary and community activities in the immediate vicinity of the New Covent Garden Market, based near Vauxhall and the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area. Please read the full guidelines and refer to the map to ensure your organisation is eligible to apply.

Purpose

To support projects being delivered in the immediate vicinity of the New Covent Garden Market and Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area. The four themes are:

  • Food & Growing
  • Enterprising Communities and supporting job creation
  • Supporting young people at risk
  • Tackling elderly isolation and exclusion.

Please read the fund guidelines carefully (link below) for full details.

Grant size

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available.

Income Threshold
There is no income threshold for this fund, however in a competitive situation priority will be given to smaller, locally led organisations.

Forms

 

Notes

Please note this fund is for a defined area within the boroughs of Wandsworth and Lambeth. Please click on the Map link above to view the area map to make sure your application is eligible.  

Deptford Challenge Trust - Small Grants

About The Deptford Challenge Trust

The Deptford Challenge Trust (DCT) is a grant-making charitable trust that aims to improve the quality of life for people who live and work in a defined area of Lewisham, that covers Deptford and parts of New Cross (please see the map on the London Community Foundation website). DCT started out as part of the national City Challenge regeneration programme in the mid-1990s. In partnership with Goldsmiths University the Deptford City Challenge (as it was then known) invested part of the funding it was given in student accommodation. The Trust was set up, and through this rental income it has been able to provide grants to voluntary and community organisations for activities which benefit residents within the DCT area for almost 20 years. 

Fund Themes and Criteria

Organisations working in the following areas are invited to apply:

  • Community cohesion
  • Children and young people
  • Older people
  • Employment and training
  • Health & wellbeing

In light of recent developments across the DCT area, the Trustees encourage applications that respond to the changing social and physical environment. For example, community cohesion projects that bring together new and existing residents, or projects that support the wellbeing of residents living in areas with a high level of construction/building development.

For more information on the Deptford Challenge Trust please go to: http://www.deptfordchallengetrust.org.uk/

This fund is now closed.

Deptford Challenge Trust - Strategic Grants

The Deptford Challenge Trust (DCT) is a grant-making charitable trust that aims to improve the quality of life for people who live and work in a defined area of Lewisham, that covers Deptford and parts of New Cross (please see map below). DCT started out as part of the national City Challenge regeneration programme in the mid-1990s. In partnership with Goldsmiths University the Deptford City Challenge (as it was then known) invested part of the funding it was given in student accommodation. The Trust was set up, and through this rental income it has been able to provide grants to voluntary and community organisations for activities which benefit residents within the DCT area for almost 20 years. 

Grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 are awarded to organisations working in the following areas:

  • Employment and/or Training
  • Education
  • Health
  • Community Safety
  • Community Cohesion

In light of recent developments across the DCT area, the Trustees encourage applications that respond to the changing social and physical environment. For example, community cohesion projects that bring together new and existing residents, or projects that support the wellbeing of residents living in areas with a high level of construction.

For more information on the Deptford Challenge Trust please go to: http://www.deptfordchallengetrust.org.uk/

This fund is now closed.

Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund

Please note that the focus and criteria for this fund have changed from previous years.

Deutsche Bank and The London Community Foundation are delighted to announce a small grants fund for 2016. If you are a charity, voluntary or community group with an income of less than £250,000 per annum and you need funding for work focusing on increasing social inclusion and improving well being, this fund may be able to help.

The Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund has been operating since 2005 and working in partnership with The London Community Foundation. Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Citizenship mission is to enable communities and economies to prosper. The focus the Small Grants Fund is to help society’s most disadvantaged and communities on the ground.

Applications will only be accepted for projects that help society’s most disadvantaged and communities on the ground by reducing social isolation and improving wellbeing. In addition the projects may fall into any of the following areas:

  • Projects that promote social inclusion, reduce isolation and disadvantage and improve access to services;
  • Projects that advance people’s physical and mental health, wellbeing and safety
  • Projects that maximize people’s ability to strengthen community cohesion and build social capacity

A proportion of the available funding available is reserved for Older People’s projects. The focus of these projects should be:

  • To promote social inclusion and reduce poverty amongst older people
  • To address the barriers that older people face accessing services
  • The panel is particularly interested in projects that have an intergenerational element.

 Additional Areas of Interest:

 This year, in addition to the above themes, the following factors are of particular interest to the panel:

  •  Activities that make use of IT to overcome social isolation and improve wellbeing
  • Applications with match funding or leverage potential, and good prospects for sustainability
  • Projects that are responsive to local issues
  • Previous Deutsche Bank grantees who have returned good monitoring are welcome to reapply for a Deutsche Bank Small grant but priority may be given to applicants who have not received funding from the Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund previously.

Application deadline - 5pm 15th July 2016

Fund Guidelines


Applications form guidance


Application form

Elephant and Castle Community Fund

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About the Fund

The Elephant & Castle Community Fund is now open for 2015. The fund, set up by Lend Lease and Southwark Council, aims to build on the strengths of local people, celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the area, and support the people who are most at need in this time of change. Projects must be of benefit to residents of the Opportunity Area (see link to map below).

Fund Themes & Criteria

This year we are focusing on improving wellbeing and all applications will need to show how they are helping residents to feel happier, healthier and part of the community in which they live, work or study.

Additionally, applications must address at least one of the following themes:

  • Further education, skill building, training and entrepreneurship
  • Arts and culture
  • Environment
  • Older residents

Elephant and Castle opportunity area map

 

Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund - Angell Town Open Round

Please note this fund is now closed.

We believe that local people know what is needed in their community and are best placed to make changes. Having lots of activities happening in an area brings vibrancy to a local community which can make it a better place to live. We are also aware that many people are undertaking great work in their area but often struggle to get the support they need. We therefore want to support community groups undertaking work in and around Angell Town estate that helps people of all ages feel more included in their community, build skills and increase their sense of achievement.  

This Fund is for groups that have not previously benefitted from Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund – Angell Town funding. 

Criteria

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to support work where there is clear evidence of benefit to residents of the Angell Town estate in Lambeth. 

Proposed activities must meet the following criteria:

  • Activities must be targeted at and be for the benefit of residents of Angell Town estate in Lambeth, who must be the primary beneficiaries of the project (and the majority) – Residents from the surrounding area may be able to benefit from certain activities, but they must not be the primary beneficiary group.
  • Activities should take place on or in the immediate vicinity of the estate. Dependent on the nature of the project, this is with the exception of particular trips or activities outside of the area that are part of a wider programme of activities benefitting Angell Town residents 

Applicants will need to demonstrate a clear demand for the activities from Angell Town residents, and wherever possible, that residents have helped to shape or design the proposed project. Priority will be given to:

  • Small, locally based groups operating on or near to the Angell Town estate 
  • Organisations demonstrating a clear understanding of the needs of the Angell Town community and where projects or activities have been designed in consultation or discussion with local residents.

Who can apply

Constituted community groups, registered charities, companies limited by guarantee, social enterprises or Community Interest Companies (CIC’s) are all eligible to apply to the fund provided they can prove that the majority of beneficiaries of the project are residents within Angell Town Lambeth. Projects with no clear plan for how to benefit Angell Town residents cannot be funded. 

Applicants will need to have the following in place in order to apply: 

  • a minimum of 3 un-related Management Committee members 
  • a governing document (e.g. a constitution or set of rules) 
  • a bank account in the name of the group, with at least 2 unrelated signatories 
  • a record of income and expenditure or set of accounts (or bank statement if you are a new group) 
  • a ‘safeguarding policy’ if you are working with children and/or vulnerable adults (please contact us if you need help with this) 
  • the relevant insurance in place, including public liability where required (you can include this in your budget as necessary) 
  • the relevant permissions in place – if you will be carrying out work or activities such as trading/selling to the public on council or private property you’ll need permission to do this. We can help contact the relevant organisations to arrange this so please contact us if you need help with this.

Closing date

Monday 23rd November 2015, 5pm

For more information, download the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund Angell Town Open Round Guidelines

Online application portal

Application Guidance Notes to help with completing the application form

For more information about this fund, contact Tania Skae, Senior Programmes and Relationships Manager; tania.skae@londoncf.org.uk

Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund- Estates Programme Open Round

Please note this fund is now closed.

This is an open programme that aims to support local communities and neighbourhoods across London to build on the skills and assets that exist in their community, tackle local need and to improve the lives of local people.

The Aim of the Fund

We believe that local people know what is needed in their community and are best placed to make changes. Having lots of activities happening in an area brings vibrancy to a local community which can make it a better place to live. We are also aware that many people are undertaking great work in their area but often struggle to get the support they need. We therefore want to support groups working within local communities and neighbourhoods across London to build on the skills and assets that exist in their community, tackle local need and to improve the lives of local people.

Criteria

Grants of between £2,000 and £20,000 are available to support work where there is clear evidence of benefit to residents living on and around estates or particular areas of housing in London. This includes any of the 33 London boroughs.

We are looking for proposals where applicants are able to clearly demonstrate local need and demand for the proposed activity. For larger grant requests, we would expect proposals to demonstrate how they will provide longer term benefits for participants and greater community impact.

To be eligible, applicant organisations need to be resident-led community groups or charities, operating on a particular housing estate or area of housing. This could be for example, a Tenants and Resident Organisation (TRA), a community group or charity which was established to support residents in a particular area, or a Community Centre.

Applications from community groups or charities working across much larger areas and whose long-term work is not focused on a particular estate or area of housing, will not be accepted.

Applicants will need to demonstrate a clear demand for the activities from residents on the estate, and wherever possible, that residents have helped to shape or design the proposed project.

 Priority will be given to:

  • Small, locally based groups operating on or near a particular estate or area of housing
  • Resident/Community-led organisations
  • Organisations demonstrating a clear understanding of the needs of the local community and where projects or activities have been designed in consultation or discussion with local residents.

What can I apply for?

You can apply for any cost related to your project, including for example; equipment, insurance, sessional staff costs, volunteer expenses, staff salaries etc.

You can also include costs that will help to build the capacity and/or sustainability of your organisation – for example, training for volunteers, or a piece of software that would enable you to better track your beneficiary outcomes. Any capacity building costs may only represent a portion of your budget, which should also include project or activity costs that directly benefit estate residents.

We are not looking to support one-off events, such as a community networking day, unless:

  • you are able to demonstrate the long-term benefits for the community OR
  • the activity (such as a community networking event for example) is part of a wider programme of activities and represents only a portion of your budget.

If you are unsure if you’re project would be eligible, please contact us to discuss this before starting your application.

Funding existing or new projects

We are able to fund existing projects, or new projects. We are looking for proposals that respond to community need. If you are requesting funding for an existing project, please show how feedback from community members/participants has shaped your proposal and will help to improve , develop or expand your project to increase the community impact.

Grant Size

Grants of between £2,000 and £20,000 are available towards your activity costs.

Who Can Apply?

Constituted community groups (including tenants associations), registered charities, companies limited by guarantee, social enterprises or Community Interest Companies (CIC’s) are all eligible to apply to the fund provided they can demonstrate that the majority of beneficiaries of the project are residents within a local, identified housing estate. Projects with no clear plan for how to benefit residents of a particular area of housing, or housing estate, cannot be funded.

Applicants will need to have the following in place in order to apply:

  • a minimum of 3 un-related Management Committee members
  • a governing document (e.g. a constitution or set of rules)
  • a bank account in the name of the group, with at least 2 unrelated signatories
  • a record of income and expenditure or set of accounts (or bank statement if you are a new group)
  • a ‘safeguarding policy’ if you are working with children and/or vulnerable adults (please contact us if you need help with this)
  • the relevant insurance in place, including public liability where required (you can include this in your budget as necessary)
  • the relevant permissions in place – if you will be carrying out work or activities such as trading/selling to the public on council or private property you’ll need permission from them to do this.

Closing Date

Monday 23rd November 2015 by 5pm

How To Apply

Please read the Fund Guidelines and the Application Form Guidance Notes before you apply.

Appendix A

Online application portal 

For more information about this fund, contact Tania Skae, Senior Programmes and Relationships Manager; tania.skae@londoncf.org.uk

Fairview Community Fund

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The Fairview Community Fund was established by Fairview New Homes to support local organisations in Enfield. Grants are likely to be between £500 - £3,000.

The donor wishes to support activities which provide direct benefit to users, such as: 

  • Providing equipment or materials for activities
  • Taking beneficiaries on outings
  • Making repairs/enhancing premises that will benefit users

Kaye Hall Trust Awards

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Purpose

The Kaye Hall Trust Awards are made in memory of Kaye Hall, a remarkable young woman who had Down’s Syndrome. Kaye died on the 9th of February 2007, seven weeks before her 27th birthday, and the Kay Hall Trust Fund (which funds the awards) was set up in her honour.

The Kaye Hall Trust aims to celebrate and support community projects and activities which promote independence and social inclusion for young people with Downs Syndrome and other disabilities living in Haringey, helping them to realise their potential and to play a full and active role in society. Two awards of up to £500 will be made to projects that really make a difference to young disabled people’s lives.

Please read the guidelines for full details of criteria and eligibility.

Lambeth and Southwark Wellbeing & Happiness Fund 2015

About the Fund

We are pleased to offer this fund for another year, thanks to a donation from the Lambeth & Southwark Public Health Directorate.  The programme aims to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of Lambeth and Southwark residents by supporting small, grassroots organisations to reach out to their communities to tackle the barriers that are preventing people from having happier and healthier lives. 

The fund aims to support people to prioritise their own wellbeing, and to develop lifestyles that will keep them happy and well. We are looking to increase knowledge and awareness of health, and give people the tools to help themselves. You may already be working with people who suffer from ill health, but we are equally keen to support those at risk of ill health. Health and wellbeing is important no matter what your background is – we all want to feel positive about life - and this programme will help us to improve the lives of many residents within the boroughs.  

Fund Themes

Grants are available for projects that actively engage Lambeth and Southwark residents to take action to improve their own health, and the health of their communities. The fund aims to support those who have the highest risk of having poor health now or in the future.

Applications must address one or more of the following themes:

  1. Improve mental wellbeing through sustained engagement in activities that help people to help themselves and connect with each other.
  2. Support vulnerable people, such as ex-offenders, homeless people or those at risk of homelessness, addressing negative behaviours that can lead to physical and mental ill health.
  3. Encourage healthy lifestyles, to those who are in financial difficulty, including eating healthily with a limited household budget and being physically active.
  4. Prioritise your own wellbeing – encouraging people to take time out for themselves, promoting self-help and helping people to manage their own physical and mental wellbeing.

The fund is now closed.

Lambeth Cooperative Challenge Programme - The Lambeth Community Fund

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About The Lambeth Community Fund

The Lambeth Community Fund (LCF) is a charitable venture set up to support the borough now and long into the future - responding over time to the changing needs of local people.  This initiative is a collaborative approach to community development and sustainability by uniting the public, private and voluntary sector to work together and collectively apply our skills, talents and resources to benefit the local community. The Fund is managed by the London Community Foundation.

The Cooperative Challenge Programme

The Cooperative Challenge fund was set up in partnership with the London Borough of Lambeth to help engage groups in cooperative ways of working as part of the cooperative council agenda. Many organisations have asked us about how they can get involved in the cooperative initiative, so we are collaborating with the council on this exciting programme to help support organisations and residents to get involved in making Lambeth a leader in cooperative ways of working. 

Lambeth Portuguese Speakers Community Fund - The Lambeth Community Fund

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About the Lambeth Community Fund

The Lambeth Community Fund (LCF) is an exciting charitable venture set up to support the borough now and long into the future, responding over time to the changing needs of local people.  This initiative is a collaborative approach to community development and sustainability by uniting the public, private and voluntary sector to work together and collectively apply our skills, talents and resources to benefit the local community.  The main focus of the fund is worklessness and supporting groups who are helping residents back onto pathways into employment, training and education.

About this Programme – Portuguese Speakers Community Fund

Lambeth is home to the largest concentration of Portuguese-speaking residents in the UK. In recognition of this we are very pleased to announce the opening of a new programme of funding to help support Portuguese-speaking residents in Lambeth.

The funding comes from an endowment that was created through a generous donation from Lambeth Council specifically to support the Portuguese-speaking community in the borough. The endowment has now grown and we are very happy to be able to invite groups to apply for funding for projects that benefit the Portuguese-speaking residents across Lambeth. 

The fund is managed by The London Community Foundation and we recommend you talk to us before completing an application, to help ensure that your proposal meets the current fund themes and priorities – please read the fund guidelines in full before calling us.

Fund Themes

  1. Improve the mental and physical wellbeing of Portuguese speaking residents, creating happier, healthier and less isolated residents
  2. Help provide those not in education employment or training with the tools to get back onto a pathway to employment, ensuring people have the necessary skills to work and provides opportunities for people to achieve their ambitions

Land Securities Fund

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Purpose
Focusing on helping projects which address education and employability.

Income Threshold
None

Notes
Please note that applications for the Land Securities Fund are by invitation only.

Living Communities Fund

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We are delighted to launch the Living Communities Fund, founded by Grosvenor for the benefit of communities in South Westminster. The aim of the Fund is to see the lives of people living and working in the South Westminster area improved through community-building activities. Please note, the Fund is open to proposals for work taking place in a defined area in South Westminster only. Please refer to the map in the Fund Guidelines below. 

In 2015, the programme focuses on supporting community cohesion, and supporting young people’s personal development and pathways to employment. Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for the following:

1. Growing Together Grants

To fund projects or regular community gatherings that instil a community ethos and strengthen community cohesion. This may include projects that bring together people of different backgrounds, faiths, cultures, ages or economic circumstance, perhaps uniting people around a common interest or a shared vision for the community.

2. Brighter Futures Grants

To fund projects or regular activities which support young people’s personal development. Within this theme, there is a particular focus on employability, and supporting young people’s pathways to work. Please see the guidelines for full details.

Income Threshold

Applicants must have an annual income of less than £1million – taken either in the last financial year (2014/2015) or as an average annual income over the last 3 financial years.

Closing date for applications: This Fund is now closed.

Fund Guidelines

MOPAC Victims Fund

About the Fund

This fund is now closed.

We are delighted to launch The MOPAC Victims Fund to benefit victims of crime across London. The aim of the Fund is to maximise the potential of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to help ensure the continued and improved provision of vital services to support victims of crime and help them cope and recover. A portion of the fund will be ring-fenced for both hate crime victims and victims of violent crime.

The Fund is managed by The London Community Foundation on behalf of MOPAC and is open to proposals for work taking place in London only.

Fund Themes and Criteria

Grants of between £10,000 and £30,000 are available to individual organisations providing support to victims of crime to help them cope and recover from their experience. Partnerships of three or more organisations applying together can receive up to £80,000 – please note, partnership applications will need to be submitted by one lead applicant.

Victims of crime are defined in the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime as : ‘a person who has suffered harm, including physical, mental or emotional harm or economic loss which was directly caused by criminal conduct; or a close relative of a person whose death was directly caused by criminal conduct.’

Grants are available to cover any costs relating to work which helps victims of crime to cope and recover from their experience. This could include, but is not limited to:

  • Practical support
  • Emotional support
  • Advocacy support
  • Specialist support
  • Counselling
  • Restorative Justice

 Applicants must:

  • be delivering the work they are requesting funding for in London only, and be able to demonstrate that they aim to continue to deliver those services in London in the future. Organisations can be based anywhere in the UK.
  • either be currently delivering services to victims of crime, or be able to demonstrate a track record of having done so in previous years.

Grant size

For individual organisations grants of between £10,000 and £30,000 are available.

Partnerships of three or more organisations applying together can apply for up to £80,000 – note partnership applications will need to be submitted by one lead applicant, with supporting documents provided by partner organisation. Partnerships may be formal or informal.

Timetable for spending the grant

Successful applicants will have up to 12 months from the offer date to spend any grant awarded. All expenditure must be complete by the end of March 2017

Deadline: Friday 15th January 2016 by 5pm

To apply for a grant 

Before submitting an application please read the following documents and then follow the link to start completing the online form. 

Fund guidelines

Guidance for completing the online application form

Cashflow template

Online application form


New Beginnings Fund

Purpose

This fund is now closed. 

The New Beginnings Fund has been created to provide funding of up to £10,000 to frontline groups working to support refugees and asylum seekers across the UK in response to the evolving refugee crisis.

In exceptional cases we will consider grants of up to £20,000 for bids including multiple local partners.

We will prioritise local groups, with turnovers of less than £250,000 who can explain the need for additional short to medium term support and how this will add capacity to their current work with local refugees and asylum seekers. Larger organisations with turnovers of up to £1million are not excluded from applying for funding however, priority will be given to smaller locally based organisations in our target areas unless there are no active local refugee / migrant organisations.

Eligibility

  • Open to any registered UK charity; Charitable Incorporated Organisations; companies limited by guarantee; not for profit registered Community Interest Companies; Constituted community and voluntary sector organisations (you must have a minimum of three unrelated committee members) with a registered bank account
  • Non-constituted groups or collectives may apply if they work in partnership with an eligible organisation. The eligible organisation must be an active partner in the delivery of the work and take responsibility for the management of the grant.
  • Grants of up to £10,000 are available for individual groups, or up to £20,000 for bids including partnerships (a lead organisation will need to make the application and meet the eligibility criteria) over a 12 month period
  • Groups with a turnover of under £250,000 will be prioritised, however larger organisations with a turnover of up to £1m are eligible to apply.
  • Groups must be able to evidence an increase in demand for services and how they plan to respond using this funding (this could be an increase in numbers of people using your services, or more enquiries from the public in how they can support you)

Activities we will not support:

  • Activities promoting party political activity
  • Major capital costs
  • Individual sponsorship
  • Activities generating private profit
  • Statutory services
  • Faith groups are welcome to apply but activities which evangelise or proselytise religious beliefs will not be eligible.

Grant Size

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for individual groups, or up to £20,000 for bids including partnerships. 

The fund is now closed. 

Fund Guidelines

Online Application Guidelines 

If you are unsure about any of the above text or have any other queries, please contact Tom Flynn on 0207 5825117

Peabody Community Fund

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The London Community Foundation is delighted to be managing the Peabody Community Grants funding programme in 2015-16.  The Community Grants programme awards grants to charities, resident and community organisations working for the benefit of people who live in the areas in which Peabody operates.

Purpose: 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
  • 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.

Income threshold: Less than £100,000. However, organisations with an annual income of less than £500,000 are eligible to apply if they have a proven track record of working with Peabody residents.

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.

Grant size: Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available.

Guidelines and application form

Peabody Community Fund guidelines

Peabody Community Fund application form guidelines

Closing date

This fund is now closed, please sign up to our ebulleting to be notified about future rounds. 

Notes

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any element of the fund or your application, please contact us on 020 7582 5117 or at info@londoncf.org.uk

Red Nose Day - Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund

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The Red Nose Day Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund is for small community and voluntary organisations and social enterprises in London that are doing work to support local people living tough lives.

Criteria

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to support work where there is clear evidence of benefit to people who are excluded or disadvantaged through low income, social isolation, age, disability, race, sexuality or gender.

Organisations can apply for funding towards work that addresses one or more of the following themes:

- Tackling educational disadvantage;

- Getting people into work;

- Fighting gangs, knife and gun crime;

- Improving mental and physical health and well-being and supporting carers;

- Addressing manifestations of poverty such as homelessness, pensioner poverty or working poor.

Who can apply? 

To be eligible your organisation must fulfil the following criteria:

- Have been active in your local community for not less than 12 months

- Have an evidenced income of less than £250,000 per annum, either in your last complete financial year, or taken as an average income for the last three financial years (or over the life of the group if it is less than 3 years old)

For full details please download a copy of the Fund Guidelines

Fund Guidelines

Application Portal

Please also read the Online Application Guidance before applying

Online Application Guidance

Cashflow Template

Redbridge Small Grants Fund

This fund is now open! 

The London Community Foundation is distributing Redbridge Small Grants on behalf of The London Borough of Redbridge. The aim of the fund is to support small and emerging community and voluntary sector groups based in Redbridge and working for the benefit of Redbridge residents.

Purpose

The purpose of this grant scheme is to contribute to creating a thriving third sector in Redbridge, increase civic participation in the local area and encourage participation in regular volunteering. The aim of the grants is to enable small and emerging voluntary and community groups operating within the borough to carry out work for the benefit of Redbridge residents.

Types of Grant available

Two types of grants are available to community groups and voluntary organisations based in and working in Redbridge:

1)      Development grants - to enable a group to develop its activities or build capacity to make it more sustainable (this could include investment in volunteer training, fundraising and the development of fundraising skills etc).

2)      New projects- to help start small scale, innovative projects (this could include revenue and capital costs, administration and other costs to initiate a new project).

Grant size 

Funding is available for grants between £250 and £5,000.

The average grant is likely to be around £2,000, and grants above £2,500 will be unusual due to the overall level of funds available.

Income Threshold: £250,000

Deadline for applications: Monday 27th June 2016 at 9am

Redbridge Small Grants Fund Guidelines 2016

Online Application Form 

Online Application Form Guidance 

Income and Expenditure Forecast Template 

If you have any queries about the fund please contact Thomas at thomas.flynn@londoncf.org.uk or on 0207 326 5117

(There is another round of funding opening on the 10th October 2016 with a deadline of the 5th December 2016) 

Regent's Place Community Fund

Purpose

The Regent's Place Community Fund is an exciting new initiative led by a number of businesses based at Regent's Place, a fully managed office, retail and leisure Campus located to the north of the Euston Road in Camden. The founding members of the Fund are occupiers Capital One, Dentsu Aegis Network, Gazprom Marketing & Trading, Lendlease and Santander, along with Regent's Place Management and landlord British Land.

The Fund aims to make a real difference to the local area and will help smaller community organisations around Regent’s Place.  The Fund will focus on causes that support social cohesion in the community, skills and access to employment, and healthy living.

Themes

Funding is available to help address local needs under the following themes: 

  • Healthy Living (£1,000 - £5,000) 
  • Social Cohesion (£1,000 - £5,000) 
  • Employability (£5,000 - £10,000) 

Downloads

Fund Guidelines

Map of Fund Area of Benefit - please note groups based outside the area of benefit which can demonstrate their project is supporting residents within the area are eligible to apply.

Online Application Form Guidance Notes

Cashflow Template

To apply please follow this link to the online application form

Closing Date: 9am on Wednesday 1st June 2016

Please contact Laura Mitchell at The London Community Foundation if you need help with your application or have any queries about the Fund on 020 7582 5117 or laura.mitchell@londoncf.org.uk

Richmond Civic Trust

This fund is now closed.

Grants are awarded to projects within the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames that:

  • seek to achieve improvements to the environment in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
  • seek to achieve improvements in the physical character in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames to include the provision of additional facilities for the benefit of the local community
  • seek through improvements to the environment and to the physical character of the Borough to bring about an increase in the enjoyment, living standards and general wellbeing of local communities

Applications are welcomed for amounts between £500 and £7,000.  The majority of grants are likely to be in the region of £1500-£2000 although the panel are keen to identify opportunities to fund larger projects of local significance for which larger grants could be awarded. 

Fund guidelines - information about the fund and eligibility criteria
Guidance notes - tips on how to fill in the application form and the information you need to provide

If you are unsure about any of the above or have any other queries then please contact Sam Smallcombe at The London Community Foundation on sam.smallcombe@londoncf.org.uk or 020 75825117

Rowan Bentall Charitable Trust

The London Community Foundation has funding available through the Rowan Bentall Charitable Trust to support small grassroots organisations based and working in the boroughs of Kingston upon Thames and Richmond upon Thames.

The purpose of the fund is to support projects rooted in the local area which are led by local people and improve the quality of life for people living in these boroughs.  Groups applying should have an annual income of no more than £50,000

Grants of up to £1,000 are available but the majority of grants are likely to be in the region of £500.

For further details please email applications@londoncf.org.uk or call 0207 582 5117

Application guideline can be found here

Click here to access the online application form

SEGRO Community Fund for London 2016

This fund is now closed.

We are delighted to be working with SEGRO again in 2016 to deliver the SEGRO Community Fund for London. 

Purpose

In 2016, the SEGRO Community Fund for London will award grants to projects falling under the theme of employability

Projects may provide a range of services which help people progress towards employment or stay in work. This might include training to develop soft skills like increasing confidence, support to gain vocational qualifications, or a programme of activity which moves people directly into employment. With all projects we will be looking to see planned progression routes for beneficiaries beyond the life of this funding. We will be looking for projects specifically working with the following target groups:

  1. young people
  2. homeless people or those at risk of homelessness

Fund Area

The fund is open to organisations working in the following boroughs:

  • Barking & Dagenham
  • Brent
  • Ealing
  • Enfield
  • Havering
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow
  • Newham

Grant Size

The maximum grant size is £5,000.

Income Threshold

None

Closing date

Friday 18th of March 2016, 5pm

Fund guidelines

Online application form guidelines

Application form

If you have any questions or if you need any assistance with your application, please contact 020 7582 5117 

Skills for Life Fund

The Skills for Life Fund is now open for 2016, thanks to another donation from Prudential PLC. The Fund is now in its third year and we are delighted to be able to continue to support children and young people to improve their life chances. If you are a local charity, voluntary or community group and you need funding for a project that works with vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people this grant fund may be able to help.

Fund Themes

Organisations can apply for funding towards projects for children and young people aged 8-18 years, and those who are 18-25 years who are NEET (Not if Education, Employment or Training) or have a Special Educational Need (SEN). Work must focus on lifelong learning and supporting employment readiness among disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people, through addressing one or more of the following:

  1. Achieve: Increasing educational achievement through additional support outside of the classroom; Tackling barriers to achievement in education or employment for particularly vulnerable groups, and improving their communication skills in preparation for working life
  2. Empower: Helping young people to find their own pathways to education, employment, training and enterprise, improving their overall skills in preparation for working life
  3. Nurture: Helping parents and carers to support their children’s education and development, including supporting them to improve their own literacy, numeracy, communication and information technology skills in order to increase their engagement in their children’s education.

Please read the Fund Guidelines and guidance notes for completing the online application form before beginning your application.

Grant Size

The maximum grant size is £12,500 for projects of up to one year.

This fund is currently closed.

Sport Relief: The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund

This fund is now closed

About the Fund

Sport Relief is supporting The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund with a grant of £1million. Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to small community and voluntary organisations and social enterprises in London that are doing great work to help local people living tough lives.

Please note: Your proposals do not have to be sport related to be considered.

The fund is open across all London boroughs.

Aim of the Programme 

We believe that local people know what is needed in their community and are best placed to make any changes. Having lots of activities happening in area brings vibrancy to a local community which can make it a better place to live. We are also aware that many people are undertaking great work in their area but often struggle to get the support they need. We therefore want to support community groups undertaking work that helps people of all ages feel more included in their community, builds their skills and increases their sense of achievement. 

Criteria

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to support work where there is clear evidence of benefit to people who are excluded or disadvantaged through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disability, race, sexuality or gender.

Priority will be given to:

  • Small, locally based groups or organisations working in areas of disadvantage
  • Organisations demonstrating a clear understanding of the needs of their community

Organisations can apply for funding towards work that addresses one or more of the following themes:

  • Tackling educational disadvantage
  • Getting people into work
  • Fighting gangs, knife and gun crime
  • Improving physical and mental health
  • Addressing other manifestations of poverty such as homelessness, pensioner poverty or the working poor

Priorities

The Fund will prioritise organisations demonstrating the following:

  • Disadvantage – reaching those who are excluded or disadvantaged due to low income, social isolation, age, disabilities, race, sexuality, gender or poor health
  • Need and demand – evidence that the activities are needed in the community and in demand
  • Lived Experience – people directly affected by the issues are involved in the organisation and the planning of the project
  • Effective Practice – evidence that the methodology being used will be successful
  • Partnerships – a range of relevant partners are in place to deliver the work

Deadline for applications 

Friday 6th May 2016 at 12 noon

Fund guidelines

Online application guidelines

Online application form

Income & Expenditure Forecast Template

Please contact The Programmes Team at The London Community Foundation if you need help with your application or have any queries about the Fund at 020 7582 5117.

The Good Neighbourhood Fund

Fund Themes and Criteria

Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 per year over two years, are available to support work benefitting people aged 18 or over in the following areas:

Health and/or Wellbeing and Inclusion

Proposals must promote or encourage integration and/or inclusion through project delivery. This could include:

  • Health and wellbeing projects that bring  people of different backgrounds, faiths, gender, cultures, sexuality, ages together through the group’s work
  • Projects with a health/wellbeing focus that are actively tackling issues such as exclusion and isolation

Funding is available for projects, or core funding for organisations whose work fits with the fund themes, and funding is available to continue existing work, and/or for new work or pilots.

Income Threshold: Organisations must have an average annual income of less than £200,000

Priority will be given to:

  • Small organisations working to support a defined local community
  • Resident or user led groups
  • Organisations demonstrating a clear understanding of the needs of their community
  • Work which shows innovation for either the organisation and/or sector
  • Organisations which are able to provide volunteering/engagement opportunities for MyLotto24 staff

This fund is now closed it will reopen in 2016 - please sign up to our e-bulletin for updates

Guidance notes for completing the online application form

Application Guidelines

The Rob Barr Charitable Fund sponsored by Russell Investments

Please note that this fund is now closed. Please sign up to our e-bulletin to be sure that you do not miss out on news about this or any of our other programmes.

Purpose
To support groups focusing on young people and education, employment and training. Please see the guidelines for further information.

Income Threshold

Less than £150,000

Vassall and Coldharbour Health & Wellbeing Fund

This fund is now closed.

Purpose: In partnership with NHS Lambeth and Lambeth Council, we are welcoming applications from individuals, groups of individuals and community groups in Vassall and Coldharbour wards in Lambeth, to put forward ideas that will help to reduce isolation, and/or help promote health and wellbeing for older residents in winter.

In particular we are looking for ideas which address the following priorities:

  • Helping people to manage their own health and wellbeing (or condition) and being supported to do so. This also includes having access to the right information and support, and being able to stay healthy;
  • Helping people to have the right things in place to help them to avoid a crisis, or to limit the impact of a crisis, particularly for people who are living independently;
  • Helping people to feel that they are part of a community 

Grants are available of between £500 and £5000 for short projects running between mid-December and February.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by midday on Friday November 27th 2015

Fund Guidelines

Online Application Form Guidance Notes

Application Portal

If you have any questions or need any help with your application please contact Laura on 0207 582 5117 or laura.mitchell@londoncf.org.uk.

Wandsworth Community Fund

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We are pleased to be working with Wandsworth Council to deliver the Wandsworth Community Fund for 2015/2016. The Fund will award grants to support voluntary or community groups, registered charities and other not for profit organisations that provide projects or services benefitting the community in Wandsworth.

Purpose
The Wandsworth Community Fund can support projects that meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • to improve opportunities for children and young people with an emphasis on early intervention and preventative work and increasing the levels of educational attainment for children and young people;
  • to improve training and employment skills and opportunities for young people and adults;
  • to improve services available and access to these for vulnerable, isolated and marginalised groups, in particular for older people and BAME groups;
  • to build a prosperous, safe, healthy, sustainable and cohesive community encouraging community engagement.

Grants are available between £250 - £5,000.

Income Threshold
None

Closing Date

Closed

Fund Guidelines

Notes

Please ensure that you have read the Fund guidelines carefully before making your application. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any element of the Fund or your application, please contact us on 020 7582 5117 or at info@londoncf.org.uk

Westminster Small Grants Fund

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Purpose
Westminster City Council established the Westminster Small Grants Fund to support local community groups benefiting the community in Westminster.  This year Westminster City Council will offer grants of up to £5,000 for projects which foster greater community cohesion and improve inter-community relationships. 

Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund

This fund is currently closed, and will re-open in mid July 2016.

We are delighted to be working with the Wimbledon Foundation again in 2015/16, to deliver the Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund.  The Fund aims to benefit the community and provide support for local organisations to meet local needs in the boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth.

Purpose
Organisations will be able to apply for funding towards work that focuses on meeting local needs through addressing one or more of the following themes: 

  • Projects which improve mental and physical health and well-being
  • Projects which address education, training and employability needs
  • Projects which address poverty, disadvantage and isolation
  • Projects which encourage community cohesion and improve inter-community relationships (including inter-generational activities)

Grants of up to £5,000 are available. Please refer to the guidelines for full details.

Closing Dates

This Fund is currently closed. The next round will open in mid July 2016, with a closing date in early September.

We say

"We've made over £40 million worth of grants to support over 5,000 projects throughout London. We're continuing our work to raise more funds for local charities and community groups working across the Capital."

They say

"I am enormously grateful to the expertise, the professionalism and the generosity of spirit of the amazing group of people at The London Community Foundation. I know that there are lots of other small charities who have benefitted as much as we have, from their work."

Pippa Hockton, Director of Street Talk