The Wandsworth Council is seeking applications for its practical grants fund for ‘not-for-profit’ projects and activities benefiting residents and communities of the London Borough of Wandsworth.
The Council recognises the profound impact of Covid-19 on people’s lives and the role of community and voluntary organisations can have in supporting they communities.
The WGF is therefore also seeking applications through 2021/22 from organisations that will directly help to support they communities through their journey to recovery.
The funding available through the Wandsworth Grant Fund is invested in community-led projects and services that help the council to achieve the following key objectives
- To deliver high quality, value for money services, involving residents and partners in service design and delivery, and encouraging personal responsibility and active citizenship.
- To improve opportunities for children and young people, supporting all to make a positive contribution.
- To promote health and wellbeing for all adults, enhancing independence and enabling all to make a positive contribution to the community.
- To make Wandsworth an attractive, safe, sustainable and healthy place.
- To build a prosperous, vibrant and cohesive community. A borough, renowned as a great place to live, work and visit: a place that values diversity of its neighbourhoods and makes the most of opportunities to enrich the economic and social life of everyone in the borough.
The Wandsworth Grant Fund (WGF) expresses these through key thematic priorities:
- Arts and Culture Environment and Attractive
- Children and Young People
- Citizenship and Civic
- Raising Aspiration and
- Health and Wellbeing
- Recovering from the impact of COVID-19
There are 3 categories of grant available
- Small Grant: £500 – £1,000
- Intermediate Grant: £1,001 – £5,000
- Large Grant: £5,001 – £10,000.
They will only fund organisations that are:
- Providing services or activities that benefit the residents of the London Borough of Wandsworth. Organisations with a regional or national remit may apply, but they will only fund services or activities that benefit Wandsworth residents.
- Not for profit
- Registered charities, Excepted charities, CIO’s, social enterprises and Companies Limited by Guarantee. Companies Limited by Shares are not eligible.
- Structured community groups of residents which have clearly defined aims and objectives and can demonstrate that the funding will be paid into a bank account in the group’s name authorised by at least two unrelated members’ signatories living at different addresses.
- Constituted, with at least three Trustees or Directors.
- Organisations must have at least a year’s (12 months) operational experience and have an independently verified statement of financial activities and/or bank statements.
- Groups of individuals: who must have an association agreement allied to an organisation bank account with two unrelated signatories who live at different addresses. (This could be in conjunction with a parent body such as a residents’ association).
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