Funding info for Lambeth & Wandsworth communities

Last updated: 28th October 2020

Peter Sowerby Foundation

Increasing Access Fund is targeted to support organisations to develop new services that respond to the Covid-19 situation, or to adapt existing services to meet local and national needs (deadline is 5pm on 16th November 2020). Details here.

CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) Resilience Fund

The fund is available to both registered and unregistered small and medium sized charitable organisations, including community interest companies and community education organisations delivering their services in England. The deadline to submit applications is 10th November 2020 and recipients must be able to spend the grant money before 31st March 2021. Full details can be found here.

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme for projects that improve education and health for young people is 4th February 2021. More info here.

New Volunteering Development Officer for Battersea

Diana Hardman is the new Volunteering Development Officer for Battersea. She is working for the Big Local SW11 Alliance and based in Katherine Low Settlement (KLS)  Her role is to develop and expand volunteering across Battersea. Contact Diana at  Tel:  07956 617084.

Wandsworth Grant Fund

The Wandsworth Grant Fund (WGF) is a practical grants fund for ‘not-for-profit’ projects and activities benefitting residents and communities of the London Borough of Wandsworth. See here for details.

African Health Policy Network

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) led charities, voluntary or community groups and organisations, and faith groups across the UK can apply for funding to help them continue to respond to the needs of their community during the Covid-19 pandemic. The deadline for applications is 30th October 2020.  For more info, see here.

TFL: Walking & Cycling Grants

Grants of up to £10,000 over three years are now available to community groups and organisations across London to deliver projects and programmes that remove barriers to walking and cycling and enable all communities to enjoy the benefits of active travel. More info here.

Postcode Recovery Fund

open for applications (applications close at 5.30pm on 30th October). More information here.

The Spear Programme

helps young people facing disadvantage into work or education. For 16-to-24-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) who need help to kick start their career and find long-term employment. For more info see here.

WOWsers: Being Apart Together

is a chance for young people to work together virtually on a creative project celebrating the achievements of women and girls who are changing the world. Course participants will explore gender equality and develop skills to produce an artwork celebrating inspiring female role models.

Time commitment: 2 hours a week over 6 weeks

Platform: Zoom

On completion: certificate of achievement and professional reference

The course will start on 14 September and places are limited. Anyone wanting to join should complete this form. Find out more by calling Elora on 07747 845346 or emailing her at

Morrisons Foundation

Charities are invited to apply for grants from the Morrisons Foundation:

London Borough of Wandsworth

Coronavirus support for the voluntary and community sector, see complete listing here.

OVO Foundation

OVO Foundation’s new ‘Climate Changers’ £1m funding programme is now live. Working with a range of partners over the next three years, the programme will empower thousands of children and young people from around the UK to help fight the climate crisis. Learn more here.

Consortium: LGBT+ Futures Grants Programme

Covid-19 Response Fund launched. Details here.

The Phoenix Fund

is now accepting grant applications from micro- and small-sized organisations in England, with an annual turnover less than £100,000, that are led by representatives of the Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities.  Do you need additional support to complete the application process? Please email and they will be happy to assist you. More details here.

Future Learn

Free online educational courses:

Arts Council National Lottery project grants

More details here:

Baring Foundation

Launches first funding round to support arts and mental health organisations, see here.

Lloyds Bank Foundation – COVID Recovery Fund

On 3rd August, Lloyds Bank Foundation will open new COVID-19 funding to support charities to recover beyond the immediate crisis. Find out more here.

BBC Children in Need

Click here for announcement of new funding to support young Black talent.

Grants up to £80,000 available from £6m Inspiring Futures programme, see

Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health

Covid-19 Community-led Organisations Recovery Scheme

For community organisations in England who are facing difficulties caused by Covid-19:

Unlock Summer Programme for 15-18 year olds who live in Lambeth

Click for more details:

Big Local SW11 Alliance Covid 19 Community Support Fund – Relaunched

Our Covid-19 fund, launched on the 2nd April 2020, was aimed to support local organisations operating on the frontline to assist the vulnerable in our community. To date we have had 16 applications and approved 11 projects totalling £39,375 and estimates that 250 people/families, supported by around 60 volunteers have directly benefitted from our funding! See here for more information.

ROSA’s Covid-19 Response Fund (Small Grants)

Now open and will provide grants of up to £10,000 for specialist women’s organisations across the UK. More info at:

London Community Response funding  – update

See here for the latest news from London Community Response and here for the original post with details of how to apply.

BBC Children in Need Covid-19 Response Grant Programmes – update

The Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund

Open for applications; details can be found here.

Lambeth Funding Opportunity for 2020 Summer Holiday Activities and Food

Lambeth Council in partnership with Kitchen Social, and Southwark Council, have secured funding to run holiday programmes this summer in the two boroughs. If your organisation wish to apply to deliver one or more programmes, please email: for more details.

Integrate Agency, supported by Lambeth Council

Sharing regular updates with the latest funding opportunities as they become available and also running online workshops to help VCS groups through this challenging time. You can sign up to their newsletter on their website (scroll to the bottom) and see their latest events on Eventbrite.

National Lottery Community Fund – updated…

Youth Music Emergency Fund

Hope for the Young

Small grants available to support young refugees and asylum seekers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Government guidance on technology support for children and schools

Good Things Foundation

Battersea Power Station with Wandsworth Council

Power to Connect: supporting local families who are struggling to stay digitally connected during the COVID-19 crisis, hundreds of vouchers are being distributed to schools who will distribute them to those households in need of a data boost. See

King’s College, London

Offering volunteers and assistance to organisations, see

Charity Bank

COVID-19 Emergency Funding for Charities and Social Sector Organisations: updated funding opportunities.

Emergency funders list

Wandsworth response to Coronavirus

See details here.

For Lambeth support

Educational grants from Woodward Charitable Trust

Emergency heritage fund

Wandsworth Big Local funding

Champions for Children

National Lottery Community Fund frees up £300m to help charities with Covid-19 crisis

CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund now open

Details of how to apply here:

London funders

New emergency support fund announced to help community and voluntary organisations

National Emergencies Trust

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) was set up after Grenfell Tower to co-ordinate donations after disasters, and has now launched a Coronavirus Appeal. It will raise funds for local charities and grassroots organisations that can provide vital support to people in the quickest way possible. The fundraising appeal administration is being run by the British Red Cross, and funds will be distributed to local charities through UK’s network of Community Foundations.

The National Emergencies Trust coronavirus appeal has raised £11m for charities working directly on the response to the pandemic in just one week.

More info here:

Crowdfund Lambeth

Lambeth Council support for communities during COVID-19 pandemic…

To find out more about crowdfunding in Lambeth visit To apply for a match fund as part of the crowdfunding

Gaia Centre

The Gaia Centre which supports Lambeth residents who are survivors of gender based violence, including domestic and sexual violence, are open and accepting referrals. They are providing 1:1 support via telephone and email during a time where survivors may feel additionally isolated and at risk due to coronavirus.

To make a referral or for a survivor to self-refer call: 020 7733 8724  or email

For more information please see the Gaia Centre website:

Useful info for charities (source CAFbank)

Guidance for charities – The Charity Commission and OSCR have updated their guidance for charities at this time. NCVOSCVO and the Charity Tax Group have set up dedicated information hubs highlighting support available for the sector and practical steps for charities to consider;

Coronavirus Appeal – The National Emergencies Trust (NET), in partnership with the British Red Cross, has launched a fundraising appeal to help those most affected by the outbreak;

Worldwide COVID-19 Fund – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a fund through which individuals and organisations can support at-risk communities;

Informal groups – There are a number of helpful informal groups to be found on social media. As always, please check the information, but these can offer real help and ways to connect with other charities; and,

CAF is working to develop a specific small grants fund. They are finalising the details and will be able to confirm more information this week. Please follow them on Twitter @CAF in order to find out at the earliest possible point when the fund is launched.

[CLOSED] Lloyds Bank Foundation – Infrastructure Fund

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales is making 16 grants of £30,000 available to infrastructure charities that have seen their income shrink as a result of the pandemic. The grants will be available for core costs and can be used over one or two years. Deadline for applications is 5pm on 9th October 2020. More info here.

[CLOSED] Arts Council Culture Recovery Fund: grants programme

Open to arts and cultural organisations in England who are in financial difficulty as a result of #Covid19. See here. Deadline for Round Two applications is 4th September.

[CLOSED] Grow Back Greener Fund

We’re looking for projects across the capital that will make our city greener and give Londoners the chance to get involved, as well as helping us adapt to climate change. The Fund is open for applications and will close on 5 October 2020 (5pm), more information here.

[CLOSED] We Rise:  Successful Interviews

FREE 45 minute online mini-masterclass, supporting young people to discover successful tips and techniques to build confidence and communication skills for interviews. Date: Thursday 30th July @ 2.00pm on Zoom.


Grant funding and a 12 week support programme available for charities and not-for-profit organisations to explore digital service delivery challenges. More info at: Applications close on 22nd June.

[CLOSED] Details of Lambeth CLIPs Funding

[Co-operative Local Investment Plan]. Opens on Monday 25th May at midday and closes on July 6th at midday sharp. All info here:

[CLOSED] Lambeth Fund for VCS Organisations

Up to £10k grants available from Lambeth Covid-19 Fund, open for applications.

[CLOSED] Co-Op Foundation

A limited number of grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to deliver peer support and/or youth led advocacy projects to help young people up to the age of 20 experiencing bereavement. The deadline for expressions of interest is the 31st July 2020, see here.

[CLOSED] NHS Wandsworth

Now inviting grant applications for up to £2,500 from small and developing, community organisations within the Wandsworth voluntary sector to help them participate and participate in their local NHS. The deadline for completed applications is Monday 4th May 2020.

For more information please email Successful applicants will be notified on Monday 11th May. All projects must be completed by July 2021.

[CLOSED] Martin Lewis

has launched a separate £1m fund, with applications closing at 11.59pm on Wednesday 25 March 2020 for small frontline charities working on the impact of COVID-19. UPDATE 26th May: see here for how this fund has been utilised (£3.4 million to 415 charities).

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