United St Saviour’s Charity normally operates two open grants programmes – the Large Grants Programme and the Small Grants Programme. Both of these programmes focus on following themes:

  • Strong, resilient communities: that communities in Southwark are inclusive, strong and supportive of each other.
  • Positive ageing: older people in Southwark are experiencing a great quality of life.
  • Levelling the playing field: that all residents have the same life opportunities and chances.

Large Grants Programme

The Large Grants Programme normally opens for applications twice a year. We have just launched our second round of the Large Grants programme for 2022 and are accepting Expressions of Interest.  The closing date is 11th May 2022.  Shortlisted applications will go on to submit full applications, for grants that will go live in the autumn. Please note that we now award both unrestricted and project/service grants but unrestricted grants will generally only be awarded to organisations we have funded before. Get in touch with Sarah Thurman (Sthurman@ustsc.org.uk) for more information.

Small Grants Programme

The Small Grants Programme also now opens twice a year and the first round for 2022 is now open, with a closing date of 30th May – for grants starting in the summer.  We can fund grants of up to £5,000 in the small grants programme but because of the huge demand on our funds at the moment, we are recommending that organisations apply for no more than £3,000.