Other funding opportunities for voluntary and community organisations

Funding for Wandsworth projects

Available funds for Wandsworth:

Funders not specific to Wandsworth

Mayor of London – London Assembly

Investment from Europe, and funding available for those in business, housing, sport and elsewhere.

A broad range of funding support is available from Mayor of London - London Assembly, including: community funding, European Regional Development Fund, European Social Fund, Regeneration funding, Community Energy Fund, Cultural Seeds funding, Team London Small Grants, Citizen-led research Programme, Green Space Grants, Sport Unites, Crowdfund London, Digital Talent and Young Londoners Fund.

Updated regularly as new funding rounds become available.

Clarion Housing Group

Clarion Housing Group, which comprises the country's largest housing association, Clarion Housing, uses its strength and scale to offer transformative funding opportunities.

There are two grant funds currently available:

The William Sutton Prize

Two grants of £20,000 are available for social impact projects under the William Sutton Prize, open to organisations and individuals in England. The deadline for applications has now passed.

Clarion Futures Community Grants Programme

Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing, has announced that Round 10 of its Community Grants Programme is now open to applicants.

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 will be available to organisations seeking to deliver innovative, well-designed projects that help Clarion residents and the wider community run local initiatives to improve their neighbourhood.

Visit the Clarion Futures Community Grants Programme page to access grant guidelines, eligibility criteria and to submit an application.

Applications open twice a year, with the deadline for Round 10 closing at 12 noon, Friday 13 September 2019. For further information email grants@clarionhg.com.

South Western Railway - Customer and Communities and Improvement Fund

The Customer and Communities Improvement Fund (CCIF) is South Western Railway’s programme to support projects that have a community benefit or address an area of social need across its network.

South Western Railway welcomes a wide range of applications which can demonstrate clearly a link with the South Western Railway network and the communities it serves. Areas of interest are: educational, outreach, promotion/Information provision, research, disused buildings, history and heritage, station enhancements, cycling, walking, public transport integration.

The CCIF opens on Wednesday 10 July until Friday 6 September 2019, with a handbook and application form online now.

If you have any questions about the CCIF and the application process, or if you'd like to discuss your scheme before applying, email our CCIF Manager Mark Youngman at mark.youngman@swrailway.com.

The Childhood Trust

The Christmas Challenge is open for applications. Through the Christmas Challenge, The Childhood Trust provides charities with match funding and capacity building support to run successful online fundraising campaigns. Charities must be working with disadvantaged children and young people in London and have an annual income of £25,000 or over. Last year’s campaign raised £1.91m for 76 charities in 1 week.

Before filling out your application, read the guidance notes. The deadline for applications has now passed.

List of funding sources

This list is not exhaustive. If you know of any other grant opportunities available to the voluntary and community sector, email wgf@wandsworth.gov.uk. We aim to update this list on a regular basis.

The contents of this list is intended as a resource for community/voluntary sector groups and not an endorsement of any particular organisation. We have no affiliation with the organisations listed and we cannot give advice on applications or application processes (including deadlines).

Other funding sources

Charities and non profit making organisations

  • FundsOnline is a grant database for the voluntary and community centre
  • Funding central is a website for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises providing access to over four thousand funding and finance opportunities as well as tools and resources to help organisations develop sustainable income strategies

Green and sustainable grants

Young people

  • (The) Princes Trust helps young entrepreneurs including small grants to help get into education, training or employment. May also offer a Community Cash Award which is a grant to help set up a project that will benefit your community
  • Shell LiveWIRE is a programme that offers free online business advice with possible start-up awards of £1,000 and £10,000 to help fund young entrepreneurs aged 16-30

Grants for all types of organisations

  • Grants Online provides a comprehensive service with information on grant funding opportunities from the European Union, UK Government Agencies, the lottery as well as Grant Making Trusts & Foundations