Wimbledon Foundation Homelessness Fund

The Wimbledon Foundation Homelessness Fund is a special grants initiative which marks the completion of No. 1 Court roof in 2019 by supporting homelessness charities that help people to access services and safe shelter.

Strengthening local homelessness charities 

The Wimbledon Foundation is partnering with The London Community Foundation (LCF) to strengthen homelessness charities providing vital services in the locality of Merton and Wandsworth. We recognise that community-based homelessness organisations are subject experts in the field responding to increasingly complex needs and demand for services.

Strategic grants are available to help build organisational resilience and efficiency over the next three-years and contribute to the sustainability of homelessness prevention and support services.

Eligibility

All applicants must:

  • Be a registered charity with a primary organisational objective to tackle homelessness
  • Demonstrate expertise and significant experience of delivering services for homeless people in the locality of Merton and/or Wandsworth

Funding available

  • Flexible multi-year grants of up to £50,000 per year are available for up to three years. A reduced amount should be requested for the final year.
  • Funding requests should be proportionate to the organisation’s size and the extent of their existing services currently provided in the locality of Merton and Wandsworth. The amount requested in each year must not be more than 25% of an organisation’s annual income (or average income over the past three years).
  • Funding is for core costs to contribute to the strategic development of applicant charities to build resilience and sustainability.

How to apply

Charities are asked to complete a short application form which can be downloaded below. Before starting to apply, please download and read the Fund Guidelines and the Application Form Guidance Notes; please click on links below.

Deadline

Charities should submit their application by Friday 3rd May @ 5pm.

Contact Details

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