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.

Thrale Charity Grants

Thrale Charity is again inviting local organisations who are helping people in need or distress to bid for a grant. As in previous years, £40,000 is available to groups from Tooting, Balham and other parts of South London. Last year, five organisations in Wandsworth successfully bid for grants.

Anyone interested in applying can download the application form from Thrale Almshouse website or contact info@thralealmshouses.org.uk for more information.

The deadline for applications is Friday 3 January 2020.

Thrale Charity is looking forward to hearing from local groups, especially if they have never applied for a grant from Thrale before.

Funding for pocket parks in England

Pocket Parks grants are open for applications. The funding, from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, aims to help communities in England transform unloved, neglected or derelict areas into new green spaces.

Community-led organisations working in partnership with local authorities across England can apply now for grants of up to:

  • £15,000 for new pocket parks
  • £25,000 for refurbishment of existing parks

Match funding of a minimum of 30% is required. Funding should be spent by 31 March 2020. Match funding could be in the form of financial support, materials or labour. The funding can support, but is not limited to:

  • Capital – support to prepare a site, earth-works, landscaping, tree planting, structural works
  • Resource – to secure support from relevant experts (landscape architects, lawyers, horticulturalists or wider green sector experts)

Applicants might include friends’ groups, tenants or residents’ groups, voluntary and community organisations or even Business Improvement Districts. 

Please read the guidance notes before completing the application form.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 December 2019 at 5pm.

Please note that:

  • "All applications will need to provide written evidence of agreement from the landowner to the works or activities outlined in the application"
  • "All applications must also be supported in writing by the relevant local authority, which must be willing to work in partnership with the applicant, hold the grant and pass it on to the community applicant"

Lloyds Bank Foundation   

We partner with small and local charities across England and Wales, helping people overcome complex social issues.

We’re an independent charitable trust funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group. We partner with small and local charities helping people overcome complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse.

Through long-term funding, developmental support and influencing policy and practice, we help those charities make life-changing impact.

We work in partnership with the charities we fund and others who share our vision. We listen, understand and respond to charities, funding them for longer and providing developmental support to help them grow stronger and more sustainable. We influence policy and practice to help charities thrive in the future and to address the root causes and consequences of complex social issues.

For further details: Lloyds Bank Foundation

London Marathon Charitable Trust - Facilities grants 

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for projects which help improve amenities or build facilities that enable the community to become and remain active. This is a rolling programme and applications are considered quarterly.

Transform Foundation: Charity website grant programme

Funding is available to cover the strategy, design, build, content strategy, training, and launch of a new mobile optimised website, with marketing, fundraising, appeals, social media, and website management tools.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

See the Transform Foundation website for more details. 

Peter Cruddas Foundation

Funding is available for registered charities in England and Wales that are working to support disadvantaged and disengaged young people as they move towards pathways into education, training and employment. Deadline: 1 March 2020.

See the Peter Cruddas Foundation website for more details.

Mayor of London - UEFA EURO 2020 Grants Programme

The UEFA EURO 2020 is coming to London. As part of the Mayor’s strategy for sport and social integration, this grants programme will see up to £525,000 invested into community events and projects around London – and most importantly, if you are a Londoner, this money will be open to you.

The aim of the grant programme is for all Londoners to have the chance to engage with EURO 2020 by creating positive, meaningful opportunities for local communities across the capital. Successful grant applications will enrich and bring communities together, tackle prejudices, improve health and break down barriers. The programme is separated into three strands: Celebrate as One Fund; Free Kicks Fund and Community Fund.

All strands of the programme aim to use EURO 2020 as an opportunity to improve social integration, but how that might look is up to you. Depending on your requirements, a specific fund might be the best choice for your pitch, but you can apply for all three funds.

Have an idea? No matter how big or small, we want to hear your pitch.

Deadline for applications: Monday 20 January 2020 at 9am.

View EURO 2020 Grants Programme for further information.

Toyota Passport Fund to get disabled people active

Sport England is committed to ensuring that everyone can take part in sport and physical activity and are working with disabled people to make sure that they have access to a range of quality opportunities.

Up to £200,000 will be available in each year of the fund, with awards of between £1,000 and £5,000 to help ensure that when disabled people are active, they have access to quality equipment to help give them the best possible experience. This is the first in a series of funding rounds focusing on different areas that they know impacts on the quality of experience – this round is looking at equipment.

The window for applications is open and closes at 5pm on Friday 20 December, 2019. Please note the application window may close early if demand for funding is significantly above what is available.

Visit Sport England for more information about this grant.

Further rounds in 2020/21 will focus on other areas.

Social Investment – Community Impact Partnership

The partnership is a joint initiative between four of the UK’s leading housing associations. With £3 million available to invest by 2021, it provides social investment in the form of blended loans and grants to help charitable organisations, social enterprises and community businesses to grow and innovate. It invests in work that can achieve sustainable social and economic benefits for communities across England served by the four partner housing associations. For more information and to apply online visit: www.communityimpactpartnership.co.uk

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