The Spring Fund


Battersea Power Station Foundation are a significant new local funder offering support to the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in Lambeth. Their Spring Fund is a revenue-only fund to empower communities, improve wellbeing and increase economic opportunities. It is now open to applications from charitable organisations in Lambeth (& Wandsworth) for grants of up to £5k (and can be used to match other funds as part of a larger project). Full details of the fund are provided below along with a link to their website:


National Sheds Grant Fund launches

Sheds and constituted Shed Planning Groups are eligible for a new UK fund. Older people’s charity Royal Voluntary Service, with funding from the Asda Foundation and in consultation with UKMSA, have established a Sheds Grant Fund to provide small scale funding to Sheds who are looking for help with either set up or early stage development costs. Grants of between …

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Awards for working with nature for London’s communities

A total of £5,000 prize money is being offered to projects based in any London borough that use nature to enhance the lives of local citizens, young and old, as well as communities. The winners  will also receive special gardening gloves kindly donated by The Worshipful Company of Glovers of London. So if your organisation uses nature to make a difference to your local community apply now for your chance to win prize money for your project and get the recognition that your organisation deserves in this year’s City of London Growing Localities Awards! The deadline for receipt of entries is  22 April 2016. The winners will be announced at a celebratory event in summer 2016

Click here to find out more about the awards and enter 


Team London Bridge grants programme open for applications-groups working with young people in particular


Team London Bridge has been a major part of the north Southwark community for nearly 10 years and are passionate about supporting and collaborating with the wider voluntary sector, residential and cultural partners.  They currently run three different funding streams supporting beneficiaries in SE1, SE16 and SE17:

Building Bridges Fund
Up to £60,000 split over three years (one organisation selected in each round). This supports registered charities delivering engagement and education programming for young people aged 5-19.
DEADLINE FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST 8 JANUARY 2016. Click here for funding guidelines.

Building Communities Fund
(previously named the Small Grants Fund)
£500-2,000 for one year long projects. This fund supports a range of community activities from community events and workshops to football clubs.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 29 JANUARY 2016. Click here for funding guidelines.

Building Futures Fund

Up to £5,000 per year for two to three years. This fund will support up to three organisations in its first year and is dedicated to supporting awarded organisations to drive internal innovation and sustainability with business engagement and mentoring support.
DEADLINE FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST 31 MARCH 2016. Click here for funding guidelines. – See more at:


The Delivering Differently for Young People programme Grant

The Cabinet Office has set aside a further £200,000 of funding to support up to five more local areas in 2015/16 as part of the Delivering Differently for Young People programme – A government initiative aimed at funding alternative ways of providing local authority youth provision (resilience building). Local authorities have a statutory duty to provide suitable services and activities for young people aged 13 to 19, and those with learning difficulties to age 24, to improve their well-being. The Delivering Differently for Young People programme provides £0.2 million funding. This funding is intended to help up to 5 local authority areas rethink the way they provide services, and to support positive outcomes for young people. Successful applicants will be able to access bespoke technical, legal and consultancy support to identify and develop alternative models to provide youth services.

If interested please send your completed application to by 10am on 6 October 2015.    DeliveringDifferentlyforYoungPeople_Application_pdf


Please follow this link for the application form and more information.

Southwark Adult Social Care Awards- CARE TO CHANGE

‘We are looking for social entrepreneurs who have innovative ideas to support adults living with physical, mental and learning disabilities in Southwark. You may be just starting out or have already begun to build your venture. You are passionate about supporting adults with social care needs to lead fulfilling lives in the local community. We want to help people develop social business ventures that can create their own income and be sustainable. This is a small grants awards  at the SLIC Resilience Interest Group. Please, visit: Themes include: getting out and about, stronger relationships, independent living and learning new skills. £500 – ‘Try it’  £5000 – ‘Do it’ .  

To apply for a Care to Change award, please complete our expression of interest form.

The deadline for applications is the 16th October 2015!

If you want to find out more about Care to Change or need support completing the application form then please come visit us at Cambridge House (1 Addington Square, London, SE5 0HF) on the 9th or 14th September at 5.30pm, when we will be running drop in sessions open to everyone.

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Southwark Community Capacity grants programme

Southwark Council is inviting applications for funding from voluntary sector organisations in the borough for the Community Capacity and Environment & Ecology programme 2016/17. For further information and the application pack please see the funding central website here.    The programme is keeping to a strict deadline for receipt of completed applications therefore no application will be accepted after 5pm on Friday 16 October 2015.

Thinking of applying? Come and find out what the programme is looking for including its aims and priorities, criteria and how to apply. This workshop is aimed at organisations not currently funded through the programme.   Community Capacity workshop: Wednesday 16 September, 2-4pm  Address: 160 Tooley Street, SE1 2QH To attend you will need to book through the following email:


A call for submissions to the Janice Sinson Research Award – deadline 31 July 2015

MentaHealthFoundationlogoThe Mental Health Foundation is welcoming submissions for the annual Janice Sinson Mental Health Research Award. The award will highlight key research contributions in mental health research by post-graduate researchers. The judging panel is comprised of the Mental Health Foundation’s President, Dr Dinesh Bhugra CBE and its Head of Policy and Research, Dr Iris Elliot. The panel will consider a dissertation, paper or report, a poster presentation or conference paper, or a publication to a peer reviewed article. Eligibility and assessment criteria can be found here alongside details on the application process. An application form can be downloaded from here. The prize includes a small award ceremony and a sum of £500 pounds for the selected winner, whose work will be published and promoted by the Mental Health Foundation. For more details please contact Josefien Breedvelt on 020 7803 1116 or

Bursary scheme for health and social care employees working in the UK

Offered by the King’s Fund, this bursary scheme aims to support emerging and established leaders who want to develop their leadership skills and increase their contribution to the delivery of truly patient-centred care by enabling them to have access to both leadership development and a supportive network of colleagues and leaders. If you are interested in applying for bursary support, please take a moment to read the eligibility criteria and complete the  leadership development bursary application form .  To find out more you can email the King’s Fund Bursary Team or call 020 7307 2662.  The scheme is explained in more details on this page. Kings Fund