Do you have ideas of how to improve your local area? If so, there are two current funding opportunities that might be able to help you:
Wandsworth Big Society Fund
This fund is run by Wandsworth Council and awards grants of up to £5,000 to community groups. It supports projects that aim to enhance peoples quality of life, take a greater responsibility for the fabric of their neighbourhoods, or improve local services by devising better ways of delivering them. Applications need to receive endorsement from a ward councillor. The deadline for applications is Monday 6th October. For further information see: www.wandsworth.gov.uk/wbsf.
Wandsworth Community Fund
This fund is run by the London Community Foundation and members of Wandsworth Council’s Grants Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee form the grants panel. It funds initiatives that encourage civic and community action. Grants range from £250 to £5,000. The deadline for applications is also Monday 8th October . For further information see: http://www.londoncf.org.uk/grants/available-grants/wandsworth.aspx (scroll down).
Recommendations for both funding rounds will be made when the Wandsworth Council Grants sub-committee next meets on 18th November 2014.
If you would like support or advice on submitting an application, please get in touch with me: rstokes@Wandsworth.gov.uk