Voluntary and community sector

Wandsworth Borough has an active and well developed voluntary sector with over 900 voluntary sector organisations offering a diverse range of services.  The sector is supported by the Council’s Voluntary Sector Partnership team, part of the Community and Partnership group, which works across both Wandsworth and Richmond.

Working with the Sector

There are several voluntary sector organisations in the borough which offer a level of co-ordination, networking opportunities and support.

WCA - Voluntary Sector Coordination Service

The Voluntary Sector Coordinator Service supports voluntary organisations and community groups in Wandsworth to connect, collaborate and communicate both with each other, Wandsworth NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and Wandsworth Borough Council to work together in addressing health equality.

Voluntary Sector Forum meetings

The project runs the Voluntary Sector Forum (hosted by Wandsworth Care Alliance), an open forum where they have guest presenters, including from the Council, on topical issues.


To enquire and register please contact Julie Bristow by email at julie@wandcareall.org.uk

Funding opportunities

Seeking funding for many organisations is key to maintaining the projects and services they offer. A range of funding sources are available within and outside the borough.

Council funding

Grants for the community and voluntary sector

Local, regional and national funders

Other funding opportunities for voluntary and community organisations

Support and advice

LOCAL ROOTS - Battersea Arts Centre Local Roots is a new, free programme of support for voluntary and community organisations in Wandsworth and Lambeth who are making a difference in their communities

wcen.co.uk – Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network A whole system approach to community care and prevention through relationships and coproduction.

Wandsworth Older People's Forum : Aim to relieve the needs of older people in the borough.

Lifetimes - Lifetimes Provides training, advice, information, networking and opportunities for participation and involvement in local policy to all voluntary and community organisations in Wandsworth. Also help local organisations with volunteer best practice.

NCVO - Home National membership organisation which champions the voluntary sector by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations.

theFSI Leading provider of free training for small charities across the UK

Small Charities Coalition Supporting small charities to access the skills, tools & information they need to get going and do what they do best.