Grants for the community and voluntary sector

Community and voluntary groups provide many beneficial services and activities to residents across the borough. The Council has a number of different funds which the sector can make application to. These are linked to our strategic objectives and priorities.

Wandsworth Grant Fund

The Wandsworth Grant Fund (WGF) is a small grant fund for projects and activities benefiting residents and communities of the London Borough of Wandsworth. Grants of between £500 – 10,000 are available. There are three funding rounds each year.

Wandsworth Arts Fringe

The Wandsworth Arts Fringe (WAF) is supported from the Wandsworth Grant Fund. The WAF Grant Fund supports activities and events that will take place as part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe in May each year. Grants of up to £2,000 are available.

Wandsworth Local Fund

The Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF) - also known as the neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - is a charge the council makes (mainly on new homes) to pay for the infrastructure needed to support the development, such as new or safer roads, park improvements or a new health centre.

Youth Opportunity Fund 

The Youth Opportunity Fund enables young people to apply to fund community projects or activities, or to spruce up premises used by youth groups. 

Wandsworth Community Fund

The London Community Foundation manages this small grant fund, offering grants of between £250-5,000. The Fund will award grants to support voluntary or community groups, registered charities and other not for profit organisations that provide projects or services benefitting the community in the London Borough of Wandsworth.

Resident Small Improvement Grants for housing estates

Small improvement grants for housing estates. Our Small Improvement Budget (SIB) gives grants to residents to make improvements to their estate or block which will benefit the community. These are for projects which you think are important and would not normally be funded by other budgets.

Active Wandsworth Grant Fund

The Active Community Grant Fund is managed by our partner Enable Leisure & Culture. The Fund covers three distinct areas of financial support:

  • If you are a sports club or an organisation delivering sport & physical activity opportunities… we maybe able to help you with up to £3,000 available.
  • If you’re an individual looking for support to attend a regional or national competition, we could help with accommodation and travel costs of up to £500.
  • If you are a sports coach or instructor looking to further your coaching skills, we offer a bursary scheme up to £500.