Grants for organisations

Eligibility

Please Note: In all cases organisations must be registered charities or Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs).

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

Local organisations

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

National organisations

Applications from national charities will be considered only if they can demonstrate that their service/ project will benefit a significant number of needy Westminster residents and are judged to fit the Charity's eligibility criteria. If deemed to be eligible, applications will automatically be deferred to the last meeting of the year. Awards will be subject to availability of funds.

Drury Lane street signWhat 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.

Please note: the 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

Please click the link below to be taken to our Grants for Organisations online Application Form.

https://wac.grantapps.net/organisations/

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.

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Trafalgar SquareGrant process

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

Deadline dates for 2017 are as follows:

Closed (for Trustees' meeting in February)
Closed (for Trustees' meeting in May)
Closed (for Trustees' meeting in July)
Closed (for Trustees' meeting in September)
Closed (for Trustees' meeting in November)

Deadline dates for 2018 will be published after the November 2017 meeting.

You will be notified of the outcome of your application, in writing, within two weeks of the meeting.

Click here to see list of organisations that were awarded a grant in 2016.

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.