Grants for organisations

Current funding available

For organisations
£31,720
Online application form temporarily suspended - please see News

Eligibility

Applications from organisations that are running a commercial business as their primary objective, but also have charitable status, will not be considered. Such organisations are likely to include theatres, art galleries and museums aimed at the paying public. In addition, applications from institutions of higher education will not be considered. If in doubt, please contact the Grants Administrator before making an application.

Who can apply

Local organisations

The Charity welcomes applications from registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) in Westminster or those outside the area that assist Westminster residents.  Applications from such organisations are given priority and will be considered at Trustees' meetings throughout the year.

National organisations

Important Update

At a recent Board meeting, the Trustees took the decision to discontinue funding for national charities.  Given the increasing pressure on the grants budget, Trustees have decided to prioritise funding for Westminster charities but consideration will also be given to local charities in neighbouring boroughs who help significant numbers of Westminster residents.  If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact the Grants Administrator.

What we fund

Funding is available for the following areas:

  • Addiction
  • Children and youth
  • Community
  • The elderly
  • Health and disability
  • Homelessness

Grants are available for:

  • Specific capital costs
  • Revenue funding (including core costs)
  • Specific project/service costs

The main criterion is that the project or service you seek funding for must aim to benefit a significant number of needy Westminster residents.

It is a requirement of the Charity that you enable one of our representatives to visit the activity/project and that you provide a report to confirm how the grant was used.

Westminster Amalgamated Charity awards one-off grants only and does not award recurring grants. A fresh application will need to be submitted for each request.

How to apply

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Privacy Policy

You will be given the opportunity to preview the questions on the form together with guidance notes for each section before registering and starting the application process.

If you are a new applicant, it will be necessary to meet with you before any application can be submitted to Trustees.  

We recommend you submit your application in plenty of time. Applications arriving just before or on the deadline date run the risk of being deferred to the next meeting, as there will be insufficient time to resolve any queries.

Grant process

The Charity holds four meetings a year and awards grants ranging from £500 to £10,000. All grants are made at Trustees' discretion.

Our online Application Form is temporarily suspended but we are continuing to accept requests for funding. The next scheduled meeting is 24 November - please submit your request on no more than two sides of A4 and email it to wac@3chars.org.uk by 5pm on Monday 16 November.

You will be notified of the outcome of your application by email following the meeting.

Click here to see list of organisations that were awarded a grant in 2019.

Questions

If you have any doubts about your eligibility or questions regarding your application please contact the Grants Administrator.

Other sources of help

If you fail to meet this Charity's eligibility criteria, please click the links below for information on organisations that may be able to help you.

Association of Charitable Foundations

Directory of Social Change