Lambeth Wellbeing Fund

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We are delighted to offer the Lambeth Wellbeing Fund for a eighth year, thanks to a continued partnership with NHS South East London and the Public Health Directorate of the London Borough of Lambeth. The programme contributes to the Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

Grant size

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 per year are available for projects of up to 12 months.



Projects should support participants to address at least one of the following:

  • Being able to manage their own health and wellbeing (or condition) and being supported to do so. This also includes having access to the right information and support, and being able to stay healthy;
  • Being able to have the right things in place to help them to avoid a crisis, or to limit the impact of a crisis, particularly for people who are living independently;
  • Feeling that they are part of a community.

All projects must:

  • Be primarily working with Adults (18+);
  • Demonstrate how they contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of Lambeth residents;
  • Seek to engage those who are not currently accessing activities/services. We are interested in projects that will help break down barriers to engagement. We are not looking to fund activities supporting an existing cohort of well engaged residents, but we will support the expansion of an existing service to reach out to new participants.
  • Meet an identified need. You will need to demonstrate that the project is wanted and needed by communities who will benefit, for example, through consultation or informal feedback.
  • Be working with or seek to work in partnership with other local organisations, community groups or service providers including GPs, pharmacies and local facilities such as extra care and sheltered housing schemes;
  • Be led by the communities who will benefit

Project should work with one or more of the following priority groups:

  • People living with long term health conditions
  • Young Adults (18-25) who are disabled
  • Young mums (18-30) (intergenerational projects with young mums under 18 will also be considered)
  • Isolated elderly people
  • Carers
  • LGBTQ+
  • People of colour
  • Refugee and asylum seekers and people with no recourse to public funds

In Round 8 priority will be given to organisations and individuals who have not received a previous grant from the Lambeth Wellbeing Fund.

Who can apply?

Individual Lambeth residents or groups of residents – we want to support your ideas, so you do not have to be part of an organisation to apply to this fund. You can apply with the support of an organisation that can hold the funding for you and act as a ‘nurture organisation’. Your nurture organisation should be a local organisation that you already have a relationship with. Please see the fund guidelines for more detail on the role of a nurture organisation.

Lambeth based registered charities, Community Interest Companies (CICs) limited by guarantee, Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs), Companies Ltd by Guarantee (without shares), constituted community groups and TRAs with an income of less than £100,000 per annum (in the last accounting year) are welcome to apply. The income threshold does not apply to nurture organisations.

Source of funding

NHS South East London and the Public Health Directorate of the London Borough of Lambeth.

How to apply

To apply to this fund, please take a look at the fund guidelines and application form guidance by clicking on the buttons below or at the top right-hand side of the screen and then clicking on the 'Apply now' button.

If you need help in understanding the fund priorities or would like to discuss your application the following sessions are available:

Lambeth Wellbeing Fund Workshops

The workshops will provide an update on Project Smith, an overview of the fund, a walkthrough of the application form, an update from a funded project and a chance for networking with local community connectors. Please only attend one session:

- Tuesday January 9th 2024 Time 17:30pm to 7pm Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 878 7436 1995 Passcode: 648097

- Thursday January 18th 2024 12:30pm to 2pm
Meeting ID: 896 9783 9625, Passcode: 302010

Lambeth Wellbeing Fund Ideas Appointments – 20-min bookable slots

We are offering 20-min surgery slots throughout January for you to applicants who have questions relating to their application. These slots will be available to book through the online application portal once you have started completing your application form.


Midday on Wednesday 31st January 2024 (No late applications will be accepted).

Contact details

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any element of the fund or your application, please contact Callum Stubbs, Programme Manager at or on 020 7582 5117.