Funding info for Lambeth & Wandsworth communities
Prince of Wales Charitable Fund
Grants of up to £5,000 are available (average award £1,500) for Heritage & Conservation, Education, Health & Wellbeing, Social Inclusion, Environment and Countryside projects. Also, small grant applications for projects which benefit diverse groups or communities in the United Kingdom. For more information see here.
British Airways community fund
“We want to empower communities to become more sustainable and therefore will also support projects with innovative ideas that improve social mobility, provide opportunities for education and employability in disadvantaged communities”. More details here.
BBC Children in Need
The £1m We Move Fund: Youth Social Action aims to empower black children and young people through Youth Social Action. More details here. Deadline 20th June 2022.
Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP)
CoCreate Fund: Lambeth funding for early years projects. For more information see here.
Josephine Wolf Trust
Grants can cover anything which supports disadvantaged young people move towards their career or education goals. This can cover anything from travel costs to suits for job interviews, educational materials, training courses and more. Click here for more info.
Peter Minet Trust
Open Grants Fund for Lambeth and Southwark; see here for details. “We’re prioritising Black-led charities. By this is meant charities that are primarily led by Trustees and staff identifying as Black, African, Caribbean, Black British or Any Other Black, African or Caribbean background (more than half of Trustees and more than half of staff). Other charities can still apply.”
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.
provides grants for educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Details here.
The Weavers’ Company
Grants to support disadvantaged young people and young offenders. Details here.
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
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.
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.
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.email@example.com
Government information on student funding
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com.
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’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 firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be happy to assist you. More details here.
Free online educational courses: www.futurelearn.com
Arts Council National Lottery project grants
More details here: www.artscouncil.org.uk/projectgrants
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
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
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…
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
Good Things Foundation
King’s College, London
Offering volunteers and assistance to organisations, see www.kcl.ac.uk/service/service-in-action
COVID-19 Emergency Funding for Charities and Social Sector Organisations: updated funding opportunities.
Emergency funders list
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:
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/
Lambeth Council support for communities during COVID-19 pandemic…
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 email@example.com
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. NCVO, SCVO 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.
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