Funding info for Lambeth & Wandsworth communities

Last updated: 26th October 2021

Battersea Power Station Foundation

We fund projects that support local communities, create new opportunities and make our neighbourhoods even better places to live. For more info see here.

BlueSpark Foundation

provides grants for educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Details here.

The Weavers’ Company

Grants to support disadvantaged young people and young offenders. The Weavers’ Company, a textile-related, charitable and sociable organisation, has announced that the next closing date for its grants programme is 19th November 2021. Details here.

Help Musicians

Funding support for musicians. Details here.

Brixton Youth Theatre

are excited to announce a brand new programme strand for local young people aged 7 -11. ‘BYT 7-11’  is a great new project that will run free, weekly drama and performing arts workshops, every Friday during term time 4.15pm – 5.45pm.

The workshops will use drama as a fun and exciting tool to:

  • Build confidence, communication, interpersonal and creative skills;
  • Develop literacy skills, and support the school curriculum;
  • Build acting and performance skills and give young people access to the profession.

BYT 7-11 will provide a perfect ladder of opportunity for participants, enabling them to progress from the younger group to our well established older BYT group (13 – 19). The young people will engage in fun, creative activities providing a positive outlet for their energy and an alternative to more negative activities and behaviour. More info here and at https://brixtonyouththeatre.com

Aspire2inspire Dyslexia

Are running some free workshops to support Dyslexic, Dyspraxic, Dyscalculic and those with other neuro-diverse needs to unlock their full potential to gain meaningful employment, support into work/training/apprenticeships and to build and improve skills such as confidence and self-esteem, memory techniques and ICT skills. More info here.

Toy Trust

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to fund equipment and services to support disabled and disadvantaged children under the age of 13 across the UK. More info here.

Youth Music Network

Grants of £2,000-£30,000 to support music making activities for children and young people aged 0-25. More info here.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 – 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of up to £90,000 spread over three years through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK). More info here.

Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Community Grants fund thousands of local community projects across the UK, helping to fight holiday hunger, tackle mental health, support young people, host community events and much more. More info here.

Computer Aid

Low cost computers. Eligibility: any non-profit organisation, school, a charity or a community centre. More info here.

Peter Cruddas Foundation

The Foundation gives support programmes designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 16 to 30, to pursue pathways to education, training and employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. See more here.

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Unrestricted grant fund. More information here.

Peabody Young Leaders Programme

The Young Leaders Programme supports young people to become leaders within their communities by allowing them to build their skills, confidence and knowledge through meaningful youth led social action. This £500 grant opportunity is targeting young people aged 11 – 25 who have an idea for a social project, that would make a difference in their local community. Contact:  Yamana.zedan@peabody.org.uk

Government information on student funding

www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance

Wandsworth Care Alliance

have published guidance on how to write a funding application. For more info see 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. For  more information contact Alex Watts 07802 723315. See here for a YouTube video regarding Spear Online in 2020.

Lambeth Youth Opportunities Fund

A partnership between Lambeth Council and the London Community Foundation to provide vital resources and funding to support aspirational programmes aimed at helping young people, with particular emphasis on the most vulnerable. Currently fund-raising publicly within Lambeth. See here for more information.

London Mathematical Society: Small Grants for Education

Funding for maths projects available. See details here.

The Ragdoll Foundation

Funding for projects that use the arts and media to address the concerns of children (UK). Funding of up to £1,500 is available for projects lasting up to six months, and £50,000 through the large grants programme for projects lasting up to three years. More info here.

Mayor of London: London Learning at Home

The London Curriculum has reached out across the city to bring together free learning and cultural offers that children can access from home. 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 diana@klsettlement.org.uk  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.

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.

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 elora@thewowfoundation.com.

Morrisons Foundation

Charities are invited to apply for grants from the Morrisons Foundation: www.morrisonsfoundation.com

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.

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 phoenixfund@globalfundforchildren.org and they will be happy to assist you. More details here.

Future Learn

Free online educational courses: www.futurelearn.com

Arts Council National Lottery project grants

More details here: www.artscouncil.org.uk/projectgrants

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 www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/inspiring-futures/

Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health

www.rehab4addiction.co.uk/coronavirus/mental-health-coronavirus

Covid-19 Community-led Organisations Recovery Scheme

For community organisations in England who are facing difficulties caused by Covid-19: www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/covid-19-community-led-organisations-recovery-scheme/

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

Click for more details: https://lambethmade.org/unlock/

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: rosauk.org/2020/06/02/coronavirus-funding-resources-and-updates-from-rosa/

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

www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/

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: VCunningham@lambeth.gov.uk 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…

www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/

Youth Music Emergency Fund

network.youthmusic.org.uk/youth-music-emergency-fund

Hope for the Young

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

Government guidance on technology support for children and schools

www.gov.uk/guidance/get-help-with-technology-for-remote-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Good Things Foundation

twitter.com/goodthingsfdn/status/1252205685204549632

King’s College, London

Offering volunteers and assistance to organisations, see www.kcl.ac.uk/service/service-in-action

Charity Bank

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

Emergency funders list

www.linkedin.com/pulse/coronavirus-charity-funding-announcements-ian-mclintock/

For Lambeth support

www.lambeth.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/get-support-for-yourself-or-a-vulnerable-person

Educational grants from Woodward Charitable Trust

woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/coronavirus-reassurance-for-those-we-fund/

Emergency heritage fund

www.heritagefund.org.uk/news/coronavirus-update

Wandsworth Big Local funding

www.biglocalsw11.co.uk/

Champions for Children

www.childhoodtrust.org.uk/champions-for-children?mc_cid=3a76dab3f1&mc_eid=b092c1dffe

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

www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/news/press-releases/2020-03-27/27-march-statement-from-dawn-austwick-ceo-the-national-lottery-community-fund-covid-19

CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund now open

Details of how to apply here:

www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund?utm_source=cafbank3003&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GENCAMCVD1920

London funders

New emergency support fund announced to help community and voluntary organisations

londonfunders.org.uk/our-blog/new-emergency-support-fund-announced-help-community-and-voluntary-organisations?mc_cid=ba5fad35ec&mc_eid=b092c1dffe

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:  nationalemergenciestrust.org.uk/

Crowdfund Lambeth

Lambeth Council support for communities during COVID-19 pandemic…

To find out more about crowdfunding in Lambeth visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/lambeth. To apply for a match fund as part of the crowdfunding see www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds

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 lambethvawg@refuge.org.uk

For more information please see the Gaia Centre website: www.refuge.org.uk/our-work/our-services/one-stop-shop-services/the-gaia-centre/

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] Thomas Wall Trust

Grants of up to £5,000 to support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for people aged 11 or older in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is 3rd September 2021. More info here.

[CLOSED] The Santander Foundation

Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund to help more people in the UK become digitally and financially empowered. The closing date for applications is 13th August 2021. Details here.

[CLOSED] Big Local SW11 Alliance

Covid-19 Community Support Fund; application deadline 21st May 2021. More info here.

[CLOSED] Africa Advocacy Foundation

AAF Fund for communities facing racial inequality who have been affected by Covid-19. Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 for grassroots and specialist organisations working with migrants who are undocumented or have no recourse to public funds (NRPF) on Covid-19. Applications are now open and will close on 7th May 2021. See here for more information.

[CLOSED] The Worshipful Company of Weavers

The Weavers’ Company, a textile-related, charitable and sociable organisation, has announced that the next closing date for its grants programme is 30th April 2021. See more here.

[CLOSED] Walcot Foundation

Walcot BounceBack is a £2 million programme which will run for two years from April 2021. The closing date for applications is 12th April. More details can be viewed here.

[CLOSED] Brixton Youth Theatre and Brixton Community Base

will be hosting a Free 5 day drama project for 8 – 11 year olds over Easter half-term, 6th-10th April from 11am – 3pm. More info here.

[CLOSED] Build Your Side Hustle

Free 8-week online programme aimed at helping young people (aged 16-30) who live, work or study in the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth start a business and build a website. Start Date: Monday 1st February 2021, 6pm-8pm. See here for more information.

[CLOSED] Lambeth Digital Inclusion Fund

£75,000 in small grants (around £5,000 each) to VCS organisations, focusing on projects that can deliver devices (eg. laptops, tablets) and connectivity (eg. with dongles and mi-Fi) directly to adults who need it. Charities, not for profits, social enterprises and unincorporated community groups can apply for a grant. Applications will be open until Monday 14th December and recipients will be notified before Christmas. Application form here.

[CLOSED] London Community Response funding

Applications for grants of up to £10,000 to help groups to support Londoners affected by Covid-19 over the winter months. Applications will be assessed on a first-come-first-served basis, with a final deadline on Thursday 3rd December 2020. See here for more information.

[CLOSED] 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.

[CLOSED] 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.

[CLOSED] Postcode Recovery Fund

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

[CLOSED] 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.

[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.

[CLOSED] CAST Explore

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:  wearecast.org.uk/explore. 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: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/children-young-people-and-families/apply-for-clips-funding

[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 Naomi.good@swlondon.nhs.uk. 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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