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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 and then click on 'open', 'closed' or 'all' grants.

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Affinity Sutton Digital Communities Fund

Purpose

The London Community Foundation is delighted to be managing the Affinity Sutton Digital Communities Fund in 2016. 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 and stay 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 and stay online and use the internet as an everyday tool in their communities
  • 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 circumstances
  • 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:

Friday 29th July 2016 by 5pm (you will hear the outcome by the end of September 2016)

Friday 2nd December 2016 by 5pm (you will hear the outcome before the end of February 2017)

Fund Guidelines

Application Form Guidelines

Application Form

Geographic area covered by the Fund:

UK wide - in areas of Affinity Sutton housing.

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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.

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Building a Stronger Britain Together

UK Community Foundations is partnering with advertising agency M&C Saatchi to deliver grants as the first part of a major Home Office initiative to counter extremism.

The ‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ programme will support civil society and community organisations who work to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative.

About the programme

The counter-extremism strategy encourages partnership between the government and people involved in projects that counter extremism and build stronger communities.

To help groups expand their reach and influence, the Building a Stronger Britain Together programme offers 2 forms of support through a competitive bidding process:

  • in-kind support (such as social media training, technical assistance to help a group improve their website, or capacity building work to help a group protect more vulnerable individuals)
  • grants: targeted funding for specific projects with demonstrable outcomes which provide a positive alternative to extremist voices

You can apply for both in-kind support and grant funding if they are both needed.

Guidance for applicants

Please read the guidance for applicants. It contains information on:

  • programme objectives
  • who can bid for support
  • the types of support available
  • how to complete your application form

Apply for support

The deadline for grants and combined in-kind/grant applications is 5pm on 14 October 2016. The deadline for in-kind support applications is 5pm on 9 December 2016.

We will assess in-kind applications on a monthly basis from October onwards. Grant and combined applications will be assessed in October only.

There is a fixed amount of funding available. We will consider bids on a first-come-first-served basis.

Guidance for applicants

Apply for grant funding

Apply for in-kind support

Apply for in-kind support and grant funding

If you have any questions, please contact the Programmes team on 020 7582 5117 or applications@londoncf.org.uk.

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Cockayne - Grants for the Arts

This fund is now open! 

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  December 19th 2016 at 9am

PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING DATE HAS CHANGED FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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 20% 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.

To access the online application form please follow the link in the fund guidelines

To access guidance on completing the application form please see the document application form guidance. 

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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 

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.

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Covent Garden Market Authority Community Fund

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

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.  

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Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund - Food for London

About the Fund

The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund was set up in 2010 to help grassroots charities tackling poverty, inequality and exclusion across the capital. The Fund is a restricted fund of The London Community Foundation. Each year, the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund focuses on a particular theme, which has previously included supporting young people out of gang activity, using football coaching as an agent for social change and funding communities and neighbourhoods through the Estates programme. 

In 2016/17 the Fund will shine a light on the disconnect between the high levels of food poverty that exist in London and the tonnes of surplus food that is thrown away, sent to anaerobic digestion or is fed to animals. Food for London will provide support to groups and charities who are using creative ways to repurpose surplus food or provide solutions to address hunger and food waste in London.

The Aim of the Fund

The aim is to turn edible food surplus into a social solution. We believe that many groups across London are using and developing ingenious and resourceful ways to reduce food waste, to repurpose surplus food and to provide food to help feed those experiencing food poverty. Whilst there is a prevalence of food banks offering dry goods and valuable services to those most in need, there seems to be increasingly limited support for the hundreds of groups and clubs who aim to provide nutritious, healthy and reliable sources of fresh food to those experiencing poverty, hunger and isolation in the Capital.  There is also a need to provide support to those groups who are developing new ideas and adopting different approaches to reduce food waste and redistribute surplus food. This £320,000 open grants programme is funded by Citi, D&D London and the Dispossessed Fund.

Criteria

Through this fund, we want to support groups working across London who are turning edible food surplus into a social solution; who are diverting food that is fit for human consumption away from being wasted and using it to feed people in need; who are developing solutions to improve how food is redistributed; who are striving to reduce food waste at production or store level and in the home; and who are directly delivering solutions to alleviate hunger and food poverty in London. We are also keen to support projects that encourage volunteering opportunities for people to get involved.

Grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 are available to support work where there is clear evidence of benefit to those experiencing food poverty, disadvantage or isolation in London or those reducing food waste.

To be eligible, all projects will need to demonstrate improvements for those experiencing food poverty. The range of projects will vary greatly but might cover the following areas:

  • Activities and services that reach people experiencing food poverty
  • Redistribution of edible surplus fresh food for the benefit of people in need (such as the homeless, the elderly for example)
  • Activities and initiatives tackling the issue of surplus food and food waste
  • Improving, purchasing or renting equipment or facilities to reach more people experiencing food poverty or those in need
  • Improving platforms or testing new ideas and approaches for repurposing food for the benefit of people experiencing food poverty or those in need
  • Providing fresh produce to those experiencing food poverty or isolation.

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

Grant Size

Grants of minimum £1,000 and up to maximum £20,000 are available to support work where there is clear evidence of benefit to those experiencing food poverty, disadvantage or isolation in London or those reducing food waste.

It is extremely important to note that applicants should ONLY apply for the funds that you need to deliver your project or solution. It is anticipated that the level of funds requested will vary greatly due to the range of projects that are eligible to this programme.

Many groups will require low levels of funds to keep their operations going or buy new equipment; others may require more funds to scale up a proven operation or to test and develop new solutions. In all cases, applicants will be assessed against the evidence and level of need for the project AS WELL AS being assessed against the level of funds required to deliver the project. In all cases, your request should be appropriate to your level of experience, ability to deliver and evidence of need.

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. Profit making organisations/enterprises may be eligible to apply provided they can demonstrate community benefit and that the funding will not be used to generate any profit for shareholders. If you are a profit making organisation, or you are in any doubt, please contact us before making your application.

How to Apply

Online application form

Fund guidelines

Online application guidelines

Income & Expenditure Forecast Template

Closing date for applications is Friday 11th November at 5pm.

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.

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Lambeth Community Fund - Healthier for Longer Small Grants Fund

About the Healthier for Longer Small Grants Fund

We are delighted to announce that the Lambeth Healthier for Longer Small Grants Fund is open for 2016, thanks to a generous donation from our partners in Lambeth Council. The Fund aims to help residents of Lambeth to live healthier and more fulfilled lives. Lambeth-based organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to £10,000 a year for up to two years for projects that will help people in their local area to feel happier, more connected with their communities and empowered to make positive changes in their lives.

Fund Themes and Criteria

Projects funded through the Healthier for Longer Small Grants Fund must support one of the following Lambeth Community Fund Themes:

1. Learning for Life: 

Under the Healthier for Longer Small Grants Fund, this Theme specifically aims to improve literacy amongst Lambeth residents of all ages and backgrounds - with a particular focus on children from birth upwards, encouraging a lifelong love of the written word.

2. Feeling Fine:

Under the Healthier for Longer Small Grants Fund, this Theme specifically aims to increase access to nature and the environment - encouraging local people to take action to improve the physical environments of their neighbourhoods. Through participation in green projects, we aim to improve the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of Lambeth residents, and bring together diverse communities within neighbourhoods.

Grant Size

Up to £10,000 per year for projects of up to two years. Please note, only a small number of two-year grants will be awarded to exceptional projects. Please speak to us if you are thinking of applying for a two-year grant.

This fund is currently closed

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Lambeth Portuguese Speakers Community Fund - The Lambeth Community Fund

About the Lambeth Community Fund

The Lambeth Community Fund is a charitable venture set up in 2008 to support the borough today and long into the future, responding over time to the changing needs of local people. This initiative is a collaborative approach to sustainable community development where the public, private and voluntary sectors work together to collectively apply our skills, talents and resources for benefit the local community. We are proud to say that between April 2013 and December 2015 these grants supported almost 55,000 people, which represents 1 in 6 people resident in the borough!

Over the next four years the Lambeth Community Fund will focus on improving the wellbeing and quality of life of Lambeth residents. ‘Wellbeing’ covers a broad range of components that an individual needs to live a full and well-rounded life.

About the Portuguese-Speakers’ Community Fund

Lambeth is home to the largest concentration of Portuguese-speakers (Lusophones) in the UK and Portuguese is the most common main language spoken by Lambeth school pupils after English. In recognition of this the Portuguese-Speakers’ Community Fund was set up, thanks to a donation from Lambeth Council, to improve the lives of Portuguese-speaking Lambeth residents and in particular the most vulnerable or disadvantaged members of the community.

Fund Themes & Criteria

Projects funded through the Portuguese-Speakers’ Community Fund must support one or both of the following Lambeth Community Fund Themes:

Learning for Life: Under the Portuguese-Speakers’ Community Fund, this Theme specifically aims to:

  • Improve English language skills and literacy – increasing the integration of Portuguese-speakers in the wider community; helping them to access existing support services, have a voice in matters that affect them and improve their employment prospects.
  • Increase employability – supporting Portuguese-speakers who are unemployed to find work and those in low-paid jobs to improve their employment situations.

Feeling Fine: Under the Portuguese-Speakers’ Community Fund, this Theme specifically aims to:

  • Improve physical, mental and emotional wellbeing – helping Portuguese-speaking residents to be happier and healthier, encouraging them to prioritise and manage their own wellbeing. We are particularly keen to support projects that work with victims of domestic violence/abuse, those with a drug or alcohol dependency, those experiencing mental ill health, and those who are or at risk of becoming homeless.

Grant Size £500-£5,000 for projects of up to one year

This fund is currently closed

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Lambeth Wellbeing Fund

This fund is currently closed

We are delighted to introduce the Lambeth Wellbeing Fund, a new collaborative venture between Lambeth residents, The London Community Foundation, NHS Lambeth, the Lambeth Public Health Directorate and the London Borough of Lambeth. We are pleased to announce a new partner, AmicusHorizon housing association, with whom we will be working closely to support their residents in the Stockwell area.

The Fund aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Lambeth residents from the ground up, building on local skills and knowledge, and supporting residents to identify and lead on their own solutions to local issues. It builds on the success of the Vassall and Coldharbour Health and Wellbeing Fund, a local development project, and the Lambeth & Southwark Wellbeing & Happiness Fund.

Purpose of the Fund

Lambeth residents identified three priorities through the Big Lambeth Health Debate and the Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care Citizens Forum. Projects must support participants to address at least one of them.

  • Being able 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;
  • Being able 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;
  • Feeling that they are part of a community.

In addition, we know that loneliness and isolation can contribute to poor physical and mental health. People who have good social connections are healthier and better able to deal with health problems if they arise, including managing long-term health conditions. We are particularly interested in projects which reach the most isolated people in the community who don’t currently access any other activities.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects which:

  1. Are based in Vassall, Coldharbour, Stockwell, Ferndale and Larkhall wards (grants of up to £5,000)
  2. Are based in other neighbourhoods in Lambeth (grants of up to £5,000)
  3. Support tenants of Helmi House, Hillyard House and Lingham Court extra care facilities (grants of up to £10,000)
  4. Support the communities living in and around AmicusHorizon properties in Stockwell, Ferndale and Larkhall wards (grants of up to £5,000)
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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


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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

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Peabody Community Fund

Please note that the next deadline for applications is Friday 24th March 2017 (see 'Closing dates' section below).

The London Community Foundation is delighted to again be managing the Peabody Community Grants funding programme in 2016-17.  The Community Grants programme awards grants from £500 up to £5,000 to charities, resident and community organisations working for the benefit of people who live in the areas in which Peabody operates. In particular, we want to support Peabody residents.

Fund Criteria

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available 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
  • In 2016/17 up to 50% of the funding will be available for projects located in the following boroughs: Haringey, Hillingdon, Redbridge and Wandsworth
  • Youth led projects up to the age of 24.

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.

Applicants must:

  • be supporting Peabody residents. Applicants will be expected to have researched Peabody stock in the area (available via LCF and Peabody) and demonstrate that they have a clear strategy for engaging Peabody residents in their project
  • demonstrate that the proposal is in response to identified community need
  • have a minimum of 3 unrelated Management Committee members
  • have a governing document, i.e. a constitution or Memorandum & Articles
  • have a bank account in the name of the group, with at least 2 unrelated signatories – or provide details of another group who will be managing any grant awarded, with a copy of the partnership arrangement
  • have a record of income and expenditure or annual accounts (if a group is new with no previous income they will need to provide a recent bank statement)
  • Have an annual income of less than £100,000. However, organisations with an annual income of under £500,000 are eligible to apply if they have a proven track record of working with Peabody residents
  • have a “safeguarding policy” if working with young people under the age of 18, or if you are working with vulnerable adults (groups can contact us if they need help with this and we can also provide them with our guide on safeguarding policies). Groups will also need to have DBS checks where required
  • have the relevant insurance in place, including public liability where required, before delivering activities.

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

Application form

Closing dates:                                                                                    

Friday 22nd July 2016 by 12 noon (you will hear the outcome by end of September 2016) - this deadline has now passed                                                    

Friday 24th March 2017 by 12 noon (you will hear the outcome by end of May 2017)                                                   

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 

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Red Nose Day - Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund

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

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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