New Southwark Council Common Purpose Grants Programme is now open

New Southwark Council Common Purpose Grants Programme is now open

A new “Common Purpose” grants programme for local voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations by Southwark Council is now open for 2019-20 onwards.

It has three parts:

  • 4 year strategic partner grants
  • 2 year community engagement grants
  • 1 year new ideas grants

This “Common Purpose” grants programme will focus on achieving specific outcomes for residents which are set out in the Common Outcomes Framework. Applicants will be asked to select outcomes taken from the framework that their service will help deliver and the indicators that will be used to measure progress. Successful organisations can decide their own delivery methods, as long as they can demonstrate delivery against the agreed outcomes.

Common Purpose grant application forms and guidance is uploaded here.

The deadline for applications will be 5pm on 29 October 2018.

The council and Community Southwark will be holding two information sessions about these new grants. See below for more information 

  • Workshop 1: Tuesday  2nd October  10-12 noon, 160 Tooley St, SE1 2QH Book here 
  • Workshop 2: Thursday 4th October 2-4 pm, Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square  SE5 OHF  Book here

Contact cvssu@southwark.gov.uk for further information.

The new grant programme and common outcomes framework have been developed as a result of the voluntary and community sector strategy Common Purpose, Common Cause.