Grants for organisations

Current funding available

For organisations
£118,678
Deadline for applications
03 August | 5pm

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 in neighbouring boroughs that assist Westminster residents.

National organisations

Important Update

In 2019 the Trustees took the decision to discontinue funding for national charities. This policy will continue in 2021. Trustees will continue to consider funding for Westminster charities and 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

Privacy Policy

The Charity cannot respond to general letters of appeal - you must make a direct application using the online form below.

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.

APPLICATION FORM

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.

Deadlines for each meeting are as follows:

Closed (for March meeting)

Closed (for June meeting)

3 August - 5pm (for September meeting)

19 October - 5pm for (November meeting)

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 2020.

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