Lambeth Wellbeing Fund

This fund is now closed. Please sign up to our monthly grants ebulletin (opens in a new window) to stay up to date with our grants that are currently open.

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

This small grants programme includes funding from Lambeth’s ‘Project Smith’, a local community approach, and Lambeth Public Health Directorate’s ‘Wellbeing Community Fund’, both of which promote communities to support each other to improve their health and wellbeing.  This fund is about developing and supporting local people to create their own solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of people in their communities. The approach encourages solutions from the ground up and builds on local skills and knowledge. 

Funding available in this round

£60,000 is available from Project Smith and is for projects which: 

  • Support adults of Ferndale, Larkhall, Oval, Stockwell, Gipsy Hill, Vassall, Coldharbour, Knights Hill, Tulse Hill, Thurlow Park, Thornton, Streatham Hill, Streatham Wells, Streatham Vale or St Leonard's wards
  • Are led by the communities who will benefit;
  • Improve mental wellbeing and/or
  • Work with men, people with dementia, LGBTQ+ communities or carers.

£18,000 is available from Public Health and is for projects which:

  • Support adults in any wards in Lambeth
  • Improve mental wellbeing
  • Work with men from BAMER communities


Lambeth residents identified three priorities through the Big Lambeth Health Debate and the Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care Citizens Forum. Projects must support participants to address at least one of them.

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. Feeling that they are part of a community

In addition, we know that loneliness and isolation can contribute to poor physical and mental health. People who have good social connections are healthier and better able to deal with health problems if they arise.

We are looking for projects that promote wellbeing, help people to connect with others and address what is known as the Wheel of Wellbeing.  The six spokes of the wheel are: Be Active, Keep Learning, Give, Connect, Take Notice, and Care. These activities are simple things individuals can do in their everyday lives to increase their wellbeing. If someone is able to do them all then they have a better chance of feeling good about themselves and having better health. Please visit for more information. 

Who can apply?

Both not for profit community organisations and individual Lambeth residents (with the support of a nurture organisation) can apply.  Organisations must be based in Lambeth.

Grant size

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available for projects of up to 12 months starting no earlier than 1 March 2020 and ending no later than 28 February 2021. Any management costs for nurture organisations must be included in the requested amount.  The maximum amount for nurture organisation management costs are 15% of the total grant request.

How to apply

PLEASE READ THE FUND GUIDELINES BEFORE APPLYING. Click on the Apply (Online Form) button on the right hand side of the screen.  The Fund Guidelines PDF, and online application form guidelines PDF are there to help you prepare your application.  


5pm on Wednesday 13 November 2019.

Key Dates

Lambeth Wellbeing Fund Workshops

  • Monday 7 October, 1.00pm-3.00pm, Brixton Community Base, Talma Road, SW2 1DR
  • Tuesday 8 October, 6.30pm-8.30pm, St Martins Community Centre, Abbots Park, Upper Tulse Hill, SW2 3QB
  • Wednesday 9 October, 6.30pm-8.30pm, BRYCC Centre, 143-145 Brixton Road, SW9 6LZ The workshops are for first time applicants and will provide an update on Project Smith, an overview of the fund, a walk through of the application form, an update from a funded project and a chance for networking with local community connectors.  Places must be booked by contacting: Emma Corker, Project Smith Programme Manager, 07734 670300

Lambeth Wellbeing Fund Ideas Appointments - 30 mins bookable slots 

  • Monday 21 October, 10am – 4pm, The London Community Foundation
  • Tuesday 22 October, 10am- 4pm, The London Community Foundation
  • Friday 25 October 10am - 4pm, The London Community Foundation

We are offering 30-min surgery slots to discuss your projects and applications with us face-to-face.  Places must be booked by contacting The London Community Foundation on 0207 582 5117.  

Contact Details

If you have any general questions on the fund please contact us on 020 7582 5117 or at

For additional queries: 
Contact: Diana Fitzwilliam, Interim Senior Programme Manager,,  Catherine Sorrell,, Programme Manager, The London Community Foundation 020 7582 5117.

For advice for groups working with adults in the Project Smith priority wards:
Contact: Emma Corker, Project Smith Programme Manager, Lambeth CCG, 07734 670300,