Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund

We are delighted to be managing the Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund

The Fund aims to benefit the community and provide support for local organisations to meet local needs in the boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth.

Themes

Organisations will be able to apply for funding towards work that focuses on meeting local needs through addressing one or more of the following themes: 

  • Projects which improve mental and physical health and wellbeing
  • Projects which address education, training and employability needs
  • Projects which address poverty, disadvantage and isolation
  • Projects which encourage community cohesion and improve inter-community relationships (including inter-generational activities)

Eligibility

Groups based in Merton and Wandsworth are eligible to apply. Although there is no income threshold imposed for the applicant organisation, the fund may give priority to smaller, locally-based organisations within the two boroughs.

In addition, priority will be given to organisations supporting the following beneficiary groups:

  • Disability groups
  • Young people
  • BAME groups
  • Older people
  • Unemployed, those claiming out of work benefits

Grant size

Organisations can apply for a grant between £500 and £5,000.

Who may apply?

Not-for-profit organisations including Charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs), Community and Voluntary Organisations, Community Interest Companies (not CICs Limited by Shares) and Social Enterprises may apply.

Please note that although there is no income threshold imposed for the applicant organisation, the Fund may give priority to smaller, locally-based organisations within the two boroughs. 

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 relevant 'Apply now' button.

Deadlines

  • Wednesday 23rd September 2019 @ 5pm (for projects from early December 2019 onwards). Decisions will be released by 29th November 2019.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about this fund, please contact us on 020 7582 5117 or at applications@londoncf.org.uk

Get Set, Get Active (GSGA)

For organisations interested in running a project for people of all ages and abilities to take part in physical or sports activities in Merton or Wandsworth, then the Wimbledon Foundation's 'Get Set, Get Active' Fund (GSGA) is the more appropriate programme to apply to. Organisations can find out more information about applying to GSGA by visiting www.wimbledon.com/foundation/getactive - this fund is likely to re-open in early 2020.