Lambeth Wellbeing Fund

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We are delighted to continue to offer the Lambeth Wellbeing Fund for a third 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

The majority of funding in this round, £60,000, comes from Project Smith and is for projects which: 

·        Support older residents of Ferndale, Larkhall, Stockwell, Vassall, Coldharbour, Gipsy Hill, Thornton, Streatham Wells, St Leonard’s, Streatham Hill and Streatham South wards;
·        Are led by the communities who will benefit;
·        Improve mental wellbeing; and/or
·        Work with men, people with dementia or carers.

A further £18,000 is available for residents of all ages across the borough, with a particular focus on improving mental wellbeing.

An additional £9,000 has been made available from Lambeth Public Health for inter-generational or peer support projects improving wellbeing. 


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. 

Project Smith

Project Smith funds are targeted towards improvement of adult health and wellbeing in eleven priority wards, covering three Local Care Network (LCN) areas:   

North LCN             Ferndale, Larkhall and Stockwell
South East LCN      Vassall and Coldharbour, Gipsy Hill
South West LCN     Streatham Hill, Streatham Wells, St Leonard’s, Thornton and Streatham South

Successful applicants supporting adults in these wards will become part of Project Smith, joining a network of local organisations and individuals who are collectively working to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities in the borough. Unlike other grant programmes, you will have access to additional support from our partners in health and social care, who are there not only to help your project grow, but also to learn from you to inspire their work. This is an exciting opportunity for local residents to test and try out their ideas for projects or activities that they think will help people in their community to be happier and healthier.

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

Grant size

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available for projects of up to 12 months starting no earlier than 28 January 2019 and ending no later than 31 March 2020. Any management costs for nurture organisations must be included in the requested amount.

How to apply

Click on the Apply Now button at the top 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 26 October 2018.

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, Senior Programme Manager, The London Community Foundation,, 020 7582 5117

For advice for groups working with adults in the Project Smith eleven priority wards:
Contact: Dave Goslyn, Project Smith Programme Manager, Lambeth CCG, 07540 095696,