How to Apply

*New online grants application portal*

The next grants rounds will require an online application process. The online grants application portal will be launched at noon on 21st February 2017. The portal can be accessed at ustsc.flexigrant.com

Applications will no longer be accepted in paper or email forms.  Do get in touch with us if you think you will find this a problem and we can provide support as necessary.

Help and support, where required, will be provided by United St Saviour’s staff.

Area of Benefit

Our area of benefit for grants is North Southwark and Bermondsey

We operate two grants programmes (1) a Community Investment (Large Grants) Programme for applications of over £5,000; and (2) a Community Engagement (Small Grants) Programme for applications of below £5,000. Details of both programmes are below. We welcome initial discussions about your proposals.

The Community Investment Programme – opens noon, 21 February. Closes noon, 12 April 2017.

This will be the second round for 2017/18, for projects starting around September 2017. The total annual amount for 2017/18 is in the region of £600,000 (divided between two investment rounds). We are normally heavily oversubscribed. Over the last two years the average grant size has been around £40,000. Click here for programme themes and priorities.

The Community Engagement Programme – opens noon, 22 February. Closes noon, 12 April 2017.

Please note that there will be three application rounds to the Community Engagement Programme in 2017/18. This will be the first (of three) rounds for 2017/18 for projects starting from 1st May 2017.

The Community Engagement Programme awards small grants of up to £5,000 for community projects, although grants are frequently in the range of £1,000 to £4,000. The average award in 2016/17 was £2,000.

Other useful resources

Free guide to funding support in Southwark **updated for 2016/17**

St Saviour’s has updated its guide to funding support for community groups in Southwark borough for 2016-17. The guide is available in pdf format – simply click on the image below.

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Big Local South Bermondsey


St Saviour’s is the locally trusted organisation for Big Local South Bermondsey – a programme which aims to invest up to £1M of Lottery funds in the South Bermondsey area betweeen 2012 and 2022 , based on priorities set by residents of six local housing estates.

St Saviour’s holds funds on behalf of the Big Local South Bermondsey Partnership which comprises local residents. The residents have identified the following themes for the 10 year programme:

  • Improving how green and open space is used on and around the estates to increase a sense of community ownership
  • Encouraging young people to become actively involved in their area and develop skills for the future
  • Improving community participation by older people, including opportunities for young and old to work together.

Infrastructure support is also provided to the programme via a community development worker, Ann Clayton, who is the Programme’s Community Engagement Manager. In 2017, the Partnership will embark on a major new venture – an enterprise and employment hub at no. 4 Market Place, Bermondsey.

For more information about Big Local South Bermondsey, contact annclayton@bedehouse.org

Details of the national Big Local programme go to  www.localtrust.org.uk

Big Local July 2015