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We are the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training.

Let us Help you Apply for The Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund

  • Start: 15th September, 2023 @ 9:30AM
  • End: 15th September, 2023 @ 1:00PM
  • The Grain House, 46 Loman Street, London, SE1 0EH
“Building a Case for Funding, was excellent, informative and extremely supportive.” – iiChild

We are working in partnership with Southwark Council to offer you this hands-on workshop to be funding-ready so you can apply for ‘The National Lottery Community Fund’.

Before registering please have a look if you meet the following criteria – you must already run critical services around at least one of the following:

  • Warmth – like warm rooms and spaces
  • Financial and housing advice – like giving people advice because of the increased cost of living.

What to expect from the workshop:

  • Understanding what The Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund is
  • How to apply
  • Understanding what makes for a good application
  • A step-by-step tutorial on responding to application questions

There are two workshops taking place, on Friday 15th and Monday 18th of September. Click on one of these Eventbrite links to book:

Only 20 places (limited to one staff member per community group/organisation) are available per workshop plus a follow-up one-to-one appointment with our VCS Support team to review your application form.

It is expected those who sign up for this programme will become a Community Referral Pathway partner to support Southwark residents to access the Cost of Living fund – for more information click HERE. Click here for a copy of the evaluation report outlining the positive impact this funding has had on residents.

“When I received the support I was at a point where I didn’t have gas or electricity or essentials including how I was going to get to work. I really did not know what I was going to do then the money came and filled a gap. I was so grateful. Thank you.”

Funding Information:

Please note the application deadline is 16 October 2023 at 12 noon. However, we expect attendees to apply before this date. The cut-off point for new support appointments is Monday 09th October at 11am. This is so the VCS Support team can focus on casework support for current members who are already on our caseload in time for the funding deadline.