About the Wandsworth Grant Fund


Established in April 2015, the Wandsworth Grant Fund (WGF) provides all small grants (£500 to £10,000) for community and voluntary sector organisations in the borough to undertake activities for up to 12 months.

What we support

We aim to support projects under six themes:

  1. Arts and culture
  2. Environment and attractive neighbourhoods
  3. Children and young people
  4. Citizenship and civic engagement
  5. Achieving aspirations and potential
  6. Health and wellbeing
  7. Recovering from the impact of COVID-19

Dates for applications

There are three application deadlines during the year, with awards being announced around three months later. Projects should not begin before awards are announced and can last for up to 12 months.

Projects can only be funded if their start date is after the date awards are announced and they are able to proceed within three months of any offer being made. The awards are for a maximum of 12 months.

Application timetable
Round Application deadline Grant Sub-committee meeting Executive Committee meeting for final approval
23 Monday 3 April 2023  Thursday 8 June 2023 Monday 19 June 2023
24 Monday 31 July 2023 Tuesday 3 October 2023 Monday 9 October 2023
25 Monday 4 December 2023  Monday 5 February 2023 To be confirmed

Meet the Funder events

Meet the Funder events will be held on:

  • Monday 13 March 2023, from 12noon to 1pm
  • Wednesday 22 March 2023, from 11am to 12noon
  • Tuesday 28 March 2023 from 2 to 3pm

Book your place

Guidance notes and application form

Before completing the application form, please ensure you read the 2022 guidance notes  and the eligibility criteria test.

The second half of the guidance notes provide further advice to help you answer each question, so please do look at these if you are unsure of how to answer any question.

Support for applicants

Council Officers are available to provide advice to applicants with a clear activity in mind after you have read the application pack. You can email any of the Specialist Officers detailed in the guidance notes or contact the Grant Officer with general enquiries. Online or phone appointments can be made with the Officers subject to other commitments.

Supporting you with an application

Before you complete your application form, we encourage all prospective applicants to discuss their application with the Thematic Lead Officers within the Council, who can talk through your ideas and provide extra guidance and support to strengthen your application. Please note that Officers are not able to review any draft applications but can give advice any answer questions you may have.

For a telephone appointment, it is recommended that you email the relevant officer with your query and book a date and time to discuss your project.

For all general enquiries, please contact Bruce Murdoch, Senior Grants Development Officer:

Arts and culture

Environment and attractive neighbourhoods

Children aged 0-5 years

Young people 6 to 18 years – or up to 25 years for those with a disability

Citizenship and civic engagement

Raising aspiration and potential

Health and wellbeing

Recovering from the impact of COVID-19

General enquiries

If you have a question regarding applications, email wgf@wandsworth.gov.uk.

Wandsworth Grant Fund resources

Approved projects

Find details of approved Wandsworth Grant Fund projects.

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