Running A Local Community or Voluntary Group?

Deadline looms for applications for funding through the Wandsworth Grant Fund

Wandsworth-based community and voluntary groups are invited to bid for grants between £500 and £10,000 for local projects that will benefit the residents of the borough. The deadline to apply to round 12 is November 25. Applications will be especially welcome that support the council’s Environment and Sustainability Strategy.

Organisations based outside the borough are welcome also to apply, but need to show evidence of real engagement with local partners and the council teams in order to avoid duplication of work.

A series of Meet the funder events will be held in the coming weeks to provide information on how to apply to the Wandsworth Grant Fund and what sort of projects are eligible

October 24, 10am- 12.30pm: Roehampton Base, Danebury Avenue +
October 30, 2pm-4.30pm, Balham Community Centre, Bedford Road
November 7, 5.30pm-7pm, Caius House, Holman Road, Battersea

+ The Roehampton event will also be a chance to meet representatives of the Big Lottery Fund, for projects that require more than £10,000 or for capital works such as buildings or playgrounds.

The Wandsworth Grant Fund funds projects under these council priorities:
Arts and Culture
Environment and Attractive Neighbourhoods
Children and Young People
Citizenship and Civic Engagement
Achieving Aspirations and Potential
Health and Well being

One team administers the grants process while evaluation and assessment is undertaken by a group of specialist council officers. Applications also receive a high level of scrutiny by councillors to ensure money is going where it is most needed and will have most benefit for the borough’s residents.

In total £319,000 has been earmarked by the council in 2019/20 for the Wandsworth Grant Fund, including £20,000 for the Wandsworth Arts Fringe. In June this year a range of projects were awarded money, including projects to inspire young people and help communities get together.

October 18, 2019