Our Work and Focus
We exist exclusively for the benefit of Lambeth individuals from low-income households. Our grants to organisations and schools are solely a means of reaching those individuals.
How to Apply
Organisation and School Grant Applications
To apply, please read the guidance for work in schools OR guidance for organisations working in the community.
Our grant rounds open for verbal expressions of interest three times a year (dates below). You can contact a member of our Grants Team via our online booking system during the dates below to discuss your proposal (i.e. a verbal expression of interest). Slots for our November round will be available for booking from 1 November.
For the verbal expression of interest, it is helpful if you are able to verbally give us a brief outline project plan, with an estimate of how much it will cost, how many individuals it will support and what you hope it will achieve.
Please note - we only consider funding for school-based projects in one round prior to the start of each academic year. This round is now closed for 2022/23 academic year. The school round for 2023/24 academic year will open for expressions of interest in January 2023.
If your proposal fits our criteria and priorities we will email you an application form. You will typically have four weeks to complete the application form. We want our grant process to be as inclusive and accessible as possible and we are happy to discuss any accessibility adjustments you may need to complete the grant application.
Once we've received the application, our Grants Team can spend time with you to clarify any areas that are unclear and help ensure that your application fits with Governor priorities. You will be notified of the grant decision within three days of the relevant Grant Decision date below.
For reference, our average acceptance rate of an Expression of Interest successfully moving onto the written application stage is 57%. Our average approval rate for applicants that have completed a written application is 78%.
Please note, if your grant application is unsuccessful, you will need to wait 12 months from when you initially applied before you can apply again. If you are unhappy with the service given by the Grants Team or the decision made, please refer to our Complaints Procedure.
Grant decisions over £10,000 are approved by the Board. The Director has delegated approval power for grants £10,000 and under.
For reference, the Standard Grant Conditions made to successful grantees can be found on our website. Additional project/organisation-specific conditions may be added as necessary .
Verbal Expressions Dates for 2022/23
Rounds open (for verbal expressions of interest)
Rounds close (for verbal expressions of interest)
Grant Decision for school-based projects
Grant Decision for community-based projects
10am 25 January 2022
2pm 4 February 2022
31 May 2022
22 July 2022
10am 5 July 2022
2pm 14 July 2022
30 November 2022
10am 8 November 2022
2pm 17 November 2022
31 March 2023