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.

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.

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

The Wimbledon Foundation – Get Set, Get Active Fund

Through the Get Set, Get Active Fund, the Wimbledon Foundation aims to fund community groups, and sports clubs that will help local people of all abilities to be more active, and meet social needs in the London boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth.

Grants ranging from £500 to £2,500 are available to local groups towards the provision of physical or sports activities.

Groups can apply for equipment, kit, coaching, venue hire and direct costs for the delivery of sport and physical activities. The total fund available to the scheme is £65,000.

Local not-for profit organisations, community groups and sports clubs based or active in Merton or Wandsworth can apply online by 12pm, Friday 28 February 2020.

Aviva Community Fund

Applications are now open for the newly refreshed Aviva Community Fund programme. So if you work with, or know of, an eligible charity with a forward-thinking idea that could make a big difference, encourage them to apply between 21 January and 11 February 2020.

Co-op Foundation

The Co-op Foundation #iwill will champion youth social action by:

  • Contributing at least £1million to match the #iwill fund, creating more high-quality and sustainable opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas
  • Facilitating learning between our network of partner organisations about what works in improving and extending social action opportunities, and sharing this through the #iwill Learning Hub
  • Promoting the value of social action within the co-operative movement, as a means of developing young people’s character in ways which reflect co-operative values

Swimathon Foundation Community grants 2020

The Swimathon Foundation provides grants for innovative and sustainable projects taking place at pools that are participating in Swimathon 2020 and which will help more people participate in and enjoy swimming and to make swimming more accessible.

Organisations including community groups, swimming clubs, senior groups, youth groups, sports clubs, disability charities, scout groups and healthy living groups can apply for grants of between £500 and £2,500.

Applicants must be able to show how the funding will allow them to:

  • Introduce people to swimming who would otherwise not swim
  • Increase the frequency that existing swimmers go to the pool
  • Improve the swimming experience for new or existing swimmers

The deadline for 2020 applications is 13 March 2020. Full details can be found on the Swimathon Foundation website.

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