About the Wandsworth Grant Fund
Due to the COVID-19 virus situation, we are sorry that we are unable to offer face-to-face meetings as previously available. Subject to officers' availability, email and phone contact can be made. Please provide full contact details when you send your email.
View our Coronavirus (COVID-19) update for organisations in receipt of grant funding.
Established in April 2015, the Wandsworth Grant Fund (WGF) provides all small grants (£500 to £10,000) for community and voluntary sector organisations in the borough to undertake activities for up to 12 months.
Recovering from the impact of COVID-19
We recognise the profound impact of COVID-19 on people’s lives and the role of community and voluntary organisations can have in supporting our communities. The WGF is therefore seeking applications through 2020/21 from organisations that will directly help to support our communities through their journey to recovery.
Meet the Funder events
The WGF Round 19 is now open for new applications. The online Meet the Funder events are for local charities and community groups applying to the WGF.
You can find out about the fund and how to apply, by registering to attend one of the events:
- Tuesday 5 October 2021 - 10 to 11am
- Tuesday 12 October 2021, 10.30am to 12 noon - Roehampton Base
- Thursday 14 October 2021 - 10 to 11am
- Thursday 14 October 2021 - 2 to 3pm
- Tuesday 19 October 2021 - 4 to 5pm
- Thursday 21 Oct 2021 - 2 to 3.30pm - Cromwell House, Doddington Estate
- Wednesday 27 October 2021 - 2 to 3pm
Each event will cover all stages of the funding round and give you advice about what is being looked for when applying. Time is provided for questions and information given about how you can get further advice and support from specialist lead officers.
We look forward to seeing you on the day and hearing about your project ideas for 2022.
The event will run on Microsoft Teams which is free to use. The applications deadline for Round 19 is midnight on Monday 1 November 2021.
What we support
We aim to support projects under six themes:
- Arts and culture
- Environment and attractive neighbourhoods
- Children and young people
- Citizenship and civic engagement
- Achieving aspirations and potential
- Health and wellbeing
- Recovering from the impact of COVID-19
Dates for applications
There are three application deadlines during the year, with awards being announced around three months later. Projects should not begin before awards are announced and can last for up to 12 months.
|Round||Applications close (midnight of)||Grant Sub-committee date||Awards announced|
|17||Monday 12 April 2021||Wednesday 23 June 2021||Tuesday 29 June 2021|
|18||Monday 2 August 2021||Thursday 21 October 2021||Tuesday 23 November 2021|
|19||Monday 1 November 2021||Monday 31 January 2022||To be confirmed|
Projects can only be funded if their start date is after the date awards are announced and be able to proceed within three months of any offer being made. The awards are for a maximum of 12 months.
Guidance notes and application form
The guidance notes provide you with details of the fund, particularly updates of what we will fund and what we will not. The latter part provides advice question by question of the application form.
View the application form.
Support for applicants
Council Officers are available to provide advice to applicants with a clear activity in mind after you have read the application pack. You can email any of the Specialist Officers detailed in the guidance notes or contact the Grant Officer with general enquiries. Online or phone appointments can be made with the Officers subject to other commitments.
Supporting you with an application
Before you complete your application form, we encourage all prospective applicants to discuss their application with the Thematic Lead Officers within the Council, who can talk through your ideas and provide extra guidance and support to strengthen your application. Please note that Officers are not able to review any draft applications but can give advice any answer questions you may have.
For a telephone appointment, it is recommended that you email the relevant officer with your query and book a date and time to discuss your project.
For all general enquiries, please contact Bruce Murdoch, Grant Fund Development Officer:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 0208 871 6203.
Arts and culture
Sara O'Donnell - email@example.com
Environment and attractive neighbourhoods
Michael Singham - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Newman - email@example.com
Children aged 0-5 years
Siobhan English - firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Hutt - email@example.com
Young people 6 to 18* years – or up to 25 years for those with a disability
Marsha Forde - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy Davies – email@example.com
Citizenship and civic engagement
Harriet Steele - firstname.lastname@example.org
Raising aspiration and potential
Andrew Harland - email@example.com
Sonia Wilson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Health and wellbeing
Tony May - email@example.com
Lea Siba - firstname.lastname@example.org
Recovering from the impact of COVID-19
Bruce Murdoch - email@example.com
If you have a question regarding applications, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wandsworth Grant Fund resources
- Resources to help you fill out an application
- Resources for WGF recipients
- Approved Round 1 projects
- Approved Round 2 projects
- Approved Round 3 projects
- Approved Round 4 projects
- Approved Round 5 projects
- Approved Round 6 projects
- Approved Round 7 projects
- Approved Round 8 projects
- Approved Round 9 projects
- Approved Round 10 projects
- Approved Round 11 projects
- Approved Round 12 projects
- Approved Round 13 projects
- Approved Round 14 projects
- Approved Round 15 projects
- Approved Round 16 projects
- COVID-19 Response Fund
- Emergency Grant Process
- Other funding opportunities
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