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Barking and Dagenham Barnet Bexley Brent Bromley Camden Croydon Ealing Enfield Greenwich Hackney Hammersmith and Fulham Harringay Harrow Havering Hillington Hounslow Islington Kensington and Chelsea Kingston upon Thames Lambeth Lewisham Merton Newham Redbridge Richmond upon Thames Southwark Sutton Tower Hamlets Waltham Forest Wandsworth Westminster City of London

Affinity Sutton Digital Communities Fund

Purpose

The London Community Foundation is delighted to be managing the Affinity Sutton Digital Communities Fund in 2015. 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 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 online and use the internet as an everyday tool
  • 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 circumstance
  • 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 11th September 2015 at 5pm 
 

Fund Guidelines

Guidelines on completing the application form

Application Portal

 

Geographic area covered by the Fund:

UK wide - in areas of Affinity Sutton housing.

Affinity Sutton Ready2Work Grants

Affinity Sutton is committed to supporting residents to access training, employment and further opportunities and run three grant programmes. For more information follow this link: Affinity Sutton Ready2Work

The programmes are managed by The London Community Foundation, a grantmaking Foundation that supports community activity. The Foundation receive applications to the programme, contact applicants for further information if required, manage payments to successful applicants and monitor the impact of the grants awarded.

There are three programmes:

Re:work

This programme supports unemployed residents to accesss vocational work placement opportunities or paid employment.

You must be registered with an Employment Support Officer from Affinity Sutton to access this grant. For more information contact Guideline who will register you.

Re:Train

This programme enables residents to apply for a grant to help them access training courses of their choice that will help them access future training and employment opportunities.

It is important that you contact your Affinity Sutton Employment Support Officer (ESO) before starting an application. If you do not have an ESO please contact GuideLine who will register you for support. The will be able to provide you with appropriate support and guidance.

Business Start-up

This programme offers grants up to £1,000 to residents who want to start their own business. The Business Start-up Grant enables residents to make their business idea a reality.

It is important that you contact your Affinity Sutton Employment Support Office (ESO) before commencing this application. If you do not have an ESO please contact GuideLine who will register you for support. They will be able to provide you with appropriate support and put you in contact with people who can support the development of your business plan or business start-up advice.

 

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 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.

 

Grant Size

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

 

Application Deadlines

Round 3 is now closed.

Round 4 is for grants of up to £5,000, for projects lasting up to one year, beginning on or after 19th October 2015 and ending by 18th October 2016. The application deadline for Round 4 is 12pm on Monday 17th August 2015.


Help with your Round 4 application: There will be a workshop at 6-8pm on Wednesday 15th July to help you apply to Round 4 of this fund. To book a place please email Donna Yay at donna@londoncf.org.uk.

 

Fund guidelines

Guidance notes for completing the online application for Round 4 (one year projects)

Please note: there are different application forms for each round. Please ensure that you click on the correct link within the guidance notes.


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.

Bromley Community Fund

Please note that this fund is now closed and will reopen in late 2015. 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.

Purpose: The Bromley Community Fund responds to the changing needs and hardships faced by local people. It sees local charities and community organisations as being at the forefront of tackling these issues. Priority for funding will be given to organisations who can demonstrate that they are responding to the most acute needs of our community.

In particular, applicants must:

  • Be working in Bromley
  • Be working in one of the following areas:

Increasing educational achievement for disadvantaged young people

Supporting older people and their carers

Support for other vulnerable communities

  • Be a community and voluntary group, registered charity, company limited by guarantee, social enterprise or Community Interest Company

Grants are available between £500 and £3,000

 

Guidelines

Application Portal

Cockayne - Grants for the Arts

Please note that this fund is now closed. It will open later in the year for 2016 applications. 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.

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 that demonstrates 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.

Please read the Fund Guidelines for full details.

Guidelines

Application Portal

Income Threshold None.

Closing dates  7th January 2015

Notes Please note, Cockayne does not give priority to arts projects that are primarily focused on social/political advocacy, community arts or to arts-education programmes. 

Comic Relief Local Communities Programme

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.

Purpose
The programme aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities. Projects should be run by local 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. You can apply for funding to:

  • increase local services;
  • build skills of local people;
  • increase community cohesion;
  • respond to local economic needs;

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.

Notes

Please note this is an incredibly competitive programme. In the last round 1 in 17 applications was successful.

Covent Garden Market Authority Community Fund

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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.  

Deptford Challenge Trust - Small Grants

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About The Deptford Challenge Trust

The Deptford Challenge Trust (DCT) is a grant-making charitable trust that aims to improve the quality of life for people who live and work in a defined area of Lewisham, that covers Deptford and parts of New Cross (please see the map on the London Community Foundation website). DCT started out as part of the national City Challenge regeneration programme in the mid-1990s. In partnership with Goldsmiths University the Deptford City Challenge (as it was then known) invested part of the funding it was given in student accommodation. The Trust was set up, and through this rental income it has been able to provide grants to voluntary and community organisations for activities which benefit residents within the DCT area for almost 20 years. 

Fund Themes and Criteria

Organisations working in the following areas are invited to apply:

  • Community cohesion
  • Children and young people
  • Older people
  • Employment and training
  • Health & wellbeing

In light of recent developments across the DCT area, the Trustees encourage applications that respond to the changing social and physical environment. For example, community cohesion projects that bring together new and existing residents, or projects that support the wellbeing of residents living in areas with a high level of construction/building development.

Map

Deptford Challenge Trust - Strategic Grants

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The Deptford Challenge Trust (DCT) is a grant-making charitable trust that aims to improve the quality of life for people who live and work in a defined area of Lewisham, that covers Deptford and parts of New Cross (please see the map below). DCT started out as part of the national City Challenge regeneration programme in the mid-1990s. In partnership with Goldsmiths University the Deptford City Challenge (as it was then known) invested part of the funding it was given in student accommodation. The Trust was set up, and through this rental income it has been able to provide grants to voluntary and community organisations for activities which benefit residents within the DCT area for almost 20 years. 

Organisations working in the following areas are invited to apply:

  • Employment and/or Training
  • Education
  • Health
  • Community Safety
  • Community Cohesion

In light of recent developments across the DCT area, the Trustees encourage applications that respond to the changing social and physical environment. For example, community cohesion projects that bring together new and existing residents, or projects that support the wellbeing of residents living in areas with a high level of construction.

Forms:

Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund

If you are a local voluntary or community group and you need funding for a project focusing on young people aged 11-18, this Fund may be able to help. Please read the full guidelines before deciding whether to make an application. 

Applications will only be accepted for projects that enable young people aged 11-18 years to fulfill their potential. In addition the projects may fall into any number of the following areas:

  • Projects that prevent young people from becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) later in life;
  • Projects that provide educational support or opportunities;
  • Projects that enable young people to develop essential life skills;
  • Projects that enable young people to develop employability/enterprise skills.

Please read the full guidance notes below for further information.

Additional Areas of Interest

  • Actvities that encourage young people`s achievements in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), particularly those encouraging girls to consider careers in these subjects
  • Applications with match funding or leverage potential, and good prospects for sustainability;
  • Projects that are responsive to local issues;
  • Priority may be given to applicants who have not received funding from the Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund previously, or to those who have received funding previously and have submitted all monitoring reports on time.

Grant Size

The maximum grant size is £5,000.

Income Threshold 

£250,000 (however priority may be given to groups with an annual income of £200,000 or less)

To apply

Please read the following documents before submitting an application:

Fund guidelines 

Guidance notes on completing the online form

Then start your application via the online grants portal:

Online application portal

Deadline

All applications to this fund must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 17th July 2015

Elephant and Castle Community Fund

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About the Fund

The Elephant & Castle Community Fund is now open for 2015. The fund, set up by Lend Lease and Southwark Council, aims to build on the strengths of local people, celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the area, and support the people who are most at need in this time of change. Projects must be of benefit to residents of the Opportunity Area (see link to map below).

Fund Themes & Criteria

This year we are focusing on improving wellbeing and all applications will need to show how they are helping residents to feel happier, healthier and part of the community in which they live, work or study.

Additionally, applications must address at least one of the following themes:

  • Further education, skill building, training and entrepreneurship
  • Arts and culture
  • Environment
  • Older residents

Elephant and Castle opportunity area map

This fund is now closed

Fairview Community Fund

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The Fairview Community Fund was established by Fairview New Homes to support local organisations in Enfield. Grants are likely to be between £500 - £3,000.

The donor wishes to support activities which provide direct benefit to users, such as: 

  • Providing equipment or materials for activities
  • Taking beneficiaries on outings
  • Making repairs/enhancing premises that will benefit users

inmidtown Step-up Fund

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Purpose

The inmidtown BID fund`s aim is to build better understanding between the business and voluntary sector by providing pathways to employment for Camden people, with a focus on project that support people into work in Camden with the area south of the Euston Road - see guidelines for details.

Grants are available between £1,00 and £7,500

Kaye Hall Trust Awards

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Purpose

The Kaye Hall Trust Awards are made in memory of Kaye Hall, a remarkable young woman who had Down’s Syndrome. Kaye died on the 9th of February 2007, seven weeks before her 27th birthday, and the Kay Hall Trust Fund (which funds the awards) was set up in her honour.

The Kaye Hall Trust aims to celebrate and support community projects and activities which promote independence and social inclusion for young people with Downs Syndrome and other disabilities living in Haringey, helping them to realise their potential and to play a full and active role in society. Two awards of up to £500 will be made to projects that really make a difference to young disabled people’s lives.

Please read the guidelines for full details of criteria and eligibility.

Lambeth and Southwark Wellbeing & Happiness Fund 2015

About the Fund

We are pleased to offer this fund for another year, thanks to a donation from the Lambeth & Southwark Public Health Directorate.  The programme aims to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of Lambeth and Southwark residents by supporting small, grassroots organisations to reach out to their communities to tackle the barriers that are preventing people from having happier and healthier lives. 

The fund aims to support people to prioritise their own wellbeing, and to develop lifestyles that will keep them happy and well. We are looking to increase knowledge and awareness of health, and give people the tools to help themselves. You may already be working with people who suffer from ill health, but we are equally keen to support those at risk of ill health. Health and wellbeing is important no matter what your background is – we all want to feel positive about life - and this programme will help us to improve the lives of many residents within the boroughs.  

Fund Themes

Grants are available for projects that actively engage Lambeth and Southwark residents to take action to improve their own health, and the health of their communities. The fund aims to support those who have the highest risk of having poor health now or in the future.

Applications must address one or more of the following themes:

  1. Improve mental wellbeing through sustained engagement in activities that help people to help themselves and connect with each other.
  2. Support vulnerable people, such as ex-offenders, homeless people or those at risk of homelessness, addressing negative behaviours that can lead to physical and mental ill health.
  3. Encourage healthy lifestyles, to those who are in financial difficulty, including eating healthily with a limited household budget and being physically active.
  4. Prioritise your own wellbeing – encouraging people to take time out for themselves, promoting self-help and helping people to manage their own physical and mental wellbeing.

The fund is now closed.

Lambeth Cooperative Challenge Programme - The Lambeth Community Fund

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About The Lambeth Community Fund

The Lambeth Community Fund (LCF) is a charitable venture set up to support the borough now and long into the future - responding over time to the changing needs of local people.  This initiative is a collaborative approach to community development and sustainability by uniting the public, private and voluntary sector to work together and collectively apply our skills, talents and resources to benefit the local community. The Fund is managed by the London Community Foundation.

The Cooperative Challenge Programme

The Cooperative Challenge fund was set up in partnership with the London Borough of Lambeth to help engage groups in cooperative ways of working as part of the cooperative council agenda. Many organisations have asked us about how they can get involved in the cooperative initiative, so we are collaborating with the council on this exciting programme to help support organisations and residents to get involved in making Lambeth a leader in cooperative ways of working. 

Lambeth Portuguese Speakers Community Fund - The Lambeth Community Fund

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About the Lambeth Community Fund

The Lambeth Community Fund (LCF) is an exciting charitable venture set up to support the borough now and long into the future, responding over time to the changing needs of local people.  This initiative is a collaborative approach to community development and sustainability by uniting the public, private and voluntary sector to work together and collectively apply our skills, talents and resources to benefit the local community.  The main focus of the fund is worklessness and supporting groups who are helping residents back onto pathways into employment, training and education.

About this Programme – Portuguese Speakers Community Fund

Lambeth is home to the largest concentration of Portuguese-speaking residents in the UK. In recognition of this we are very pleased to announce the opening of a new programme of funding to help support Portuguese-speaking residents in Lambeth.

The funding comes from an endowment that was created through a generous donation from Lambeth Council specifically to support the Portuguese-speaking community in the borough. The endowment has now grown and we are very happy to be able to invite groups to apply for funding for projects that benefit the Portuguese-speaking residents across Lambeth. 

The fund is managed by The London Community Foundation and we recommend you talk to us before completing an application, to help ensure that your proposal meets the current fund themes and priorities – please read the fund guidelines in full before calling us.

Fund Themes

  1. Improve the mental and physical wellbeing of Portuguese speaking residents, creating happier, healthier and less isolated residents
  2. Help provide those not in education employment or training with the tools to get back onto a pathway to employment, ensuring people have the necessary skills to work and provides opportunities for people to achieve their ambitions

Land Securities Fund

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Purpose
Focusing on helping projects which address education and employability.

Income Threshold
None

Notes
Please note that applications for the Land Securities Fund are by invitation only.

Living Communities Fund

We are delighted to launch the Living Communities Fund, founded by Grosvenor for the benefit of communities in South Westminster. The aim of the Fund is to see the lives of people living and working in the South Westminster area improved through community-building activities. Please note, the Fund is open to proposals for work taking place in a defined area in South Westminster only. Please refer to the map in the Fund Guidelines below. 

In 2015, the programme focuses on supporting community cohesion, and supporting young people’s personal development and pathways to employment. Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for the following:

1. Growing Together Grants

To fund projects or regular community gatherings that instil a community ethos and strengthen community cohesion. This may include projects that bring together people of different backgrounds, faiths, cultures, ages or economic circumstance, perhaps uniting people around a common interest or a shared vision for the community.

2. Brighter Futures Grants

To fund projects or regular activities which support young people’s personal development. Within this theme, there is a particular focus on employability, and supporting young people’s pathways to work. Please see the guidelines for full details.

Income Threshold

Applicants must have an annual income of less than £1million – taken either in the last financial year (2014/2015) or as an average annual income over the last 3 financial years.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 26th June 2015

Fund Guidelines

Guidance notes for completing the online application form

Online form

Notes

Please note, the Fund is open to proposals for work taking place in a defined area in South Westminster only. Please refer to the map in the Fund Guidelines.

Mrs Sylvia Bond Community Fund

About the Fund

The Fund is in memory of Mrs Sylvia Bond, who started her teaching career in schools in Dagenham and Rainham between 1932 and 1956. Sylvia’s daughter has established the Fund at The London Community Foundation, with the aim of supporting children up to the age of 11 to get a good start in life.

Fund Themes and Criteria

To give children up to the age of 11 a good start in life, supporting their emotional, personal and educational development. The Fund has a particular focus on supporting disadvantaged children in this age range.

Area of benefit:

Applications are invited from organisations delivering activities that will benefit children, and are based in, the following geographic areas:

  • Barking and Dagenham with priority to the central areas of Becontree, Becontree Heath and Dagenham
  • Rainham in the Borough of Havering.

Organisations not based in the area but which are delivering activities in the area are welcome to apply.

Please read the full Fund Guidelines below for details on the types of activities that may be funded and exclusions.

 

Fund Guidelines

Application Portal

 

Deadline for applications

5pm, 5th June 2015

Peabody Community Fund

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About the Peabody Community Fund

The London Community Foundation is delighted to be managing the Peabody Community Grants funding programme in 2014-15.  The Community Grants programme awards grants to charities, resident and community organisations working for the benefit of people who live in the areas in which Peabody operates.

Purpose: 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
  • Youth led projects up to the age of 24.

Income threshold: Less than £100,000. However, organisations with an annual income of less than £500,000 are eligible to apply if they have a proven track record of working with Peabody residents.

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.

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

 

Closing date

Deadline extended to Friday 31st July, 5pm

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

Red Nose Day - Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund

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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

Redbridge Small Grants Fund

This grant programme is now closed. A new programme will open later in the year, please check the website in the summer for more details. 

The London Community Foundation is distributing Redbridge Small Grants on behalf of The London Borough of Redbridge. The aim of the fund is to support small and emerging community and voluntary sector groups based in Redbridge and working for the benefit of Redbridge residents.

Purpose

The purpose of this grant scheme is to contribute to creating a thriving third sector in Redbridge, increase civic participation in the local area and encourage participation in regular volunteering. The aim of the grants is to enable small and emerging voluntary and community groups operating within the borough to carry out work for the benefit of Redbridge residents.

Types of Grant available

Two types of grants are available to community groups and voluntary organisations based in and working in Redbridge:

1)      Development grants - to enable a group to develop its activities or build capacity to make it more sustainable (this could include investment in volunteer training, fundraising and the development of fundraising skills etc).

2)      New projects- to help start small scale, innovative projects (this could include revenue and capital costs, administration and other costs to initiate a new project).

Grant size 

Funding is available for grants between £250 and £5,000.

The average grant is likely to be around £2,000, and grants above £2,500 will be unusual due to the overall level of funds available (just over £29,000 in 2014-15).

Income Threshold Less than £60,000

Richmond Civic Trust

Grants are awarded to projects within the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames that:

  • seek to achieve improvements to the environment in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
  • seek to achieve improvements in the physical character in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames to include the provision of additional facilities for the benefit of the local community
  • seek through improvements to the environment and to the physical character of the Borough to bring about an increase in the enjoyment, living standards and general wellbeing of local communities

Applications are welcomed for amounts between £500 and £7,000.  The majority of grants are likely to be in the region of £1500-£2000 although the panel are keen to identify opportunities to fund larger projects of local significance for which larger grants could be awarded. 

Fund guidelines - information about the fund and eligibility criteria
Guidance notes - tips on how to fill in the application form and the information you need to provide

This fund is currently closed for applications

If you are unsure about any of the above or have any other queries then please contact Sam Smallcombe at The London Community Foundation on sam@londoncf.org.uk or 020 75825117

Rowan Bentall Charitable Trust

The London Community Foundation has funding available through the Rowan Bentall Charitable Trust to support small grassroots organisations based and working in the boroughs of Kingston upon Thames and Richmond upon Thames.

The purpose of the fund is to support projects rooted in the local area which are led by local people and improve the quality of life for people living in these boroughs.  Groups applying should have an annual income of no more than £50,000

Grants of up to £1,000 are available but the majority of grants are likely to be in the region of £500.

For further details please contact Samantha Smallcombe on sam@londoncf.org.uk or call 0207 582 5117

Application guideline can be found here

Click here to access the online application form

Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards (SEDA) for Enterprising Charities

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The London Community Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards (SEDA) for 2015. The award is a national community investment programme, to help support growing social enterprises and enterprising charities working for the direct benefit of their community.

Launched on 2nd March 2015 the awards for the Southof England are available through The London Community Foundation and are open to Registered Charities and Constituted Community Groups who can demonstrate an enterprising element to their work and income.

Prizes of between £5,000 or £10,000 are available to help Registered Charities and Community Groups grow their enterprise activities and services under one of the following social outcomes:improving social inclusion, supporting disadvantaged people through skills, training and employment, or creating a greener environment.

In addition to the financial awards, the winners will also have access to a business support programme including; the opportunity to have a three month intern working in the organisation to help implement enterprising growth plans and specialist social enterprise consultancy support from Inspire2Enterprise.

For further information, detailed guidelines and to enter please download, save and read carefully the following documents before you start your application: 

Santander SEDA guidelines- information about the fund and the types of work you can apply for

Online Application Form Guidance Notes- tips on how to fill in the application form and guidance on what information we are expecting in response to questions on the application form

 

Fund area

Please note that this is a national programme and The London Community Foundation is managing the entries from organisations working in London, the South East, the East Midlands and the South West of England. Applicants in other parts of the UK should contact the Community Foundation nearest to them. Further information on this is available via http://www.santanderseda.co.uk/Entry-Form


SEGRO Community Fund for London 2015

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Purpose

In 2015, the SEGRO Community Fund for London will award grants to projects falling under the theme of employability. We particularly encourage applications from groups working under the priority areas of the theme.

Projects may provide a range of services which help people progress towards employment or stay in work. This might include training to develop soft skills like increasing confidence, support to gain vocational qualifications, or a programme of activity which moves people directly into employment. With all projects we will be looking to see planned progression routes for beneficiaries beyond the life of this funding. We will be looking for projects specifically working with the following target groups:

  1. young people
  2. homeless people or those at risk of homelessness

Fund Area

The fund is open to organisations working in the following boroughs:

  • Barking & Dagenham
  • Brent
  • Ealing
  • Enfield
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow

Grant Size

The maximum grant size is £5,000.

Income Threshold
None

Guidelines

Fund guidelines

Skills for Life Fund

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 you are a local charity, voluntary or community group and you need funding for a project that works with vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people aged 8-25 years, this grant fund may be able to help.

Fund Themes

Organisations can apply for funding towards work that focuses on lifelong learning and supporting employment readiness among disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people, through addressing one or more of the following:

  1. Achieve: Increasing educational achievement through additional support outside of the classroom; Tackling barriers to achievement in education or employment for particularly vulnerable groups, and improving their communication skills in preparation for working life
  2. Empower: Helping young people to find their own pathways to education, employment, training and enterprise, improving their overall skills in preparation for working life
  3. Nurture: Helping parents and carers to support their children’s education and development, including supporting them to improve their own literacy, numeracy, communication and information technology skills in order to increase their engagement in their children’s education.

Please read the Fund Guidelines and guidance notes for completing the online application form before beginning your application.

Grant Size

The maximum grant size is £15,000 for projects of up to one year.

This fund is now closed

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

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 7th September 2015 

Guidance notes for completing the online application form

Application Guidelines

Online application portal

The Rob Barr Charitable Fund sponsored by Russell Investments

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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

Wandsworth Community Fund

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Purpose
To support community activities in the borough that encourage civic and community action.

The Wandsworth Community Fund can support projects that meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Improve opportunities for children and young people with an emphasis on early intervention and preventative work and increasing the levels of educational attainment for children, young people and adults
  • Making the London Borough of Wandsworth an attractive, safe, sustainable and healthy place
  • Providing personalised and preventative care and support to adults in need
  • Building a prosperous, vibrant and cohesive community

This year the priority will be given to projects working to further opportunities for young people in the borough. Grants are available between £250 - £5,000.

Income Threshold
None

Notes

Please ensure that you have read the Fund guidelines carefully before making your application. 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

Westminster Small Grants Fund

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Purpose
Westminster City Council established the Westminster Small Grants Fund to support local community groups benefiting the community in Westminster.  This year Westminster City Council will offer grants of up to £5,000 for projects which foster greater community cohesion and improve inter-community relationships. 

Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund

We are delighted to be working with the Wimbledon Foundation again in 2015/16, to deliver the Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund.  The Fund aims to benefit the community and provide support for local organisations to meet local needs in the boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth.

Purpose
Organisations will be able to apply for funding towards work that focuses on meeting local needs through addressing one or more of the following themes: 

  • Projects which improve mental and physical health and well-being
  • Projects which address education, training and employability needs
  • Projects which address poverty, disadvantage and isolation
  • Projects which encourage community cohesion and improve inter-community relationships (including inter-generational activities)

Grants of up to £5,000 are available. Please refer to the guidelines for full details.

 

Closing Dates

Friday 4th September 2015, 5pm

Friday 4th March 2016, 5pm

 

Fund Guidelines

Online Application Guidelines

Application Portal 

 

Notes

If you have any questions or if you need any assistance with your application, please contact us on 020 7582 5117 or at info@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