Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund

Please note that the Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund is temporarily closed.

In these unprecedented times and with the constantly evolving challenges presented by COVID-19, The London Community Foundation (LCF), in consultation with The Wimbledon Foundation, have decided to postpone the current round of the Community Fund. 

The decision recognises that the Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund is a project-based grant programme, and we acknowledge that it is extremely difficult for organisations to plan projects at present, especially given that activities to be funded in this round were scheduled to start from late June. 

The Wimbledon Foundation and LCF are committed to supporting charities and community organisations to prioritise helping the most vulnerable in our communities and we have signed up to the London Funders’ Funder Statement of Commitments. We are also currently considering how we will adapt our funding to the current situation and will communicate on this as soon as we are able to do so. 

We will of course provide updates in LCF’s monthly e-newsletter about changes to fund deadlines, and please do keep checking our website for details of funds available.

Details about the Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund are below.


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

Themes

All organisations applying for funding should be seeking to deliver work which tackles social needs and supports local people facing disadvantage. 

In addition, applicant organisations should aim to achieve the above fund objective through addressing one or more of the following themes: 

  • Projects which improve health and wellbeing*
  • Projects which provide access to learning, training and employment needs
  • Projects which improve access to advocacy, specialist support and advice for vulnerable groups
  • Projects which encourage participation in the community and improve inter-community and/or intergenerational relationships for people at risk at isolation

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.

We welcome applications from organisations supporting any groups facing disadvantage including:

  • Disability groups
  • Young people
  • Older people
  • BAME groups
  • People not in education, employment or training

Grant size

Organisations can apply for a grant between £1,500 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 Companies Limited by Guarantee.

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

This fund is currently closed for applications. If you’d like to understand more about the fund please take a look at the guidelines for the last funding round by clicking on the buttons below or at the top right hand side of the screen. The online application form guidelines are there to help you when the fund reopens.

Deadlines

  • This fund is now closed. Details of the next deadline will promoted in our newsletter. 

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. GSGA opens in January each year and closes towards the end of February. To find out more about the programme, please visit www.wimbledon.com/foundation/getactive