We have two open grants programmes – the Large Grants (formerly Community Investment) Programme and the Small Grants (formerly Community Engagement) Programme. Both of these programmes focus on following themes:

  • Strong, resilient communities: connecting, enabling and strengthening communities within north Southwark
  • Positive ageing: reducing isolation and increasing wellbeing amongst older residents (in north Southwark)
  • Levelling the playing field: targeted and life-changing support for population groups disproportionately experiencing social and economic disadvantage (in north Southwark)

The Large Grants (Community Investment) Programme opens for applications twice a year:

  • January – March: Expressions of Interest (EOI) for projects starting from August. Currently open. EOI must be submitted using our online grants portal  before noon on 29th March 2019. Shortlisting will take place at the end of April 2019; shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit detailed applications with final selection taking place in July 2019 and projects commencing from August 2019.
  • June – September: Expressions of Interest for projects starting from the following April. This round is expected to open in July 2019.

The Small Grants (Community Engagement) Programme opens to application 3 times per year:

  • Round One. Currently open. Closes to online application at noon on Friday 29 March 2019. For projects, activities and events starting from 1st May 2019.
  • Round Two opens in June 2019 and closes at noon on Friday 27th September 2019. For projects, activities and events starting from mid October 2019.
  • Round Three opens in October 2019 and closes at noon on Friday 13th December 2019. For projects, activities and events starting from late January 2020.