Sir Walter St. John’s Educational Charity makes grants to promote the education and training of children and young people under the age of 25 who live in the London Boroughs of Wandsworth and Lambeth and who are in need of financial assistance. Preference is given to supporting those who live in the Battersea area.

As well as offering individual support, we provide small educational grants to local organisations and also strategic grants (over up to 3 years)  to support larger educational projects.

Small Education Grants

Small education grants of up to £1,500 are available for local community and voluntary organisations for educational activities and projects.   Priority will be given to projects or activities working with children from the following groups:

  • Those living in areas of particular social disadvantage
  • Refugee and asylum seeking children and young people
  • Disabled children and young people
  • Young carers
  • Looked after children, and care leavers

2019 grant deadlines are as follows:

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Tuesday 10th December 2019

For further details about what grants may be used to support and the application process, please download the grant criteria and application form from here or email the Charity’s Manager Susan Perry (

Strategic Grants

Through its Strategic Grants programme, the Charity is supporting organisations to carry out work with children from three priority groups:

  • refugees of secondary school age, in particular, unaccompanied minors and those with little or no previous experience of formal education
  • young carers
  • disaffected/low-achieving children/young people in danger of dropping out of education

The Charity will make grants of up to £30,000 per year for up to three years to support educational projects working with children and young people from these groups in Wandsworth and/or Lambeth.

For further information about the Strategic Grants programme, or to discuss a proposal, please contact the Charity’s Manager, Susan Perry via email ( or telephone: 020 7498 8878.

PLEASE NOTE: all strategic grants for 2018/19 have already been allocated. This grant tranche is therefore closed for the time being.