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Grant funding opportunities

Voluntary and community sector organisations in Westminster can access grants and funding from us. Our funding opportunities cover areas like arts and culture, climate change, homelessness and much more.

You can find a list of external funding opportunities through OneWestminster.

We are hosting an event to help community organisations find and apply for grants using GRANTFinder on Wednesday 22 November 2023 at 2pm. You can register to attend on eventbrite.

Open for applications

Ward Budgets

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Grants available for place-based projects that benefit residents in Westminster and address local issues and priorities.

Funding is ongoing.

Apply for Ward Budget funding

Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure fund

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This fund is designed to support the delivery of new infrastructure arising from new building developments, to ensure that Westminster communities benefit from growth.

Funding is ongoing.

Apply for Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure fund

Community Priorities Programme 

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Grant funding for projects that aim to empower young people, enable all adults to progress, build connections between people and make places safe, sustainable and welcoming.

Applications will open on Thursday 13 June 2024

More about the Community Priorities Programme


External funds managed by us

Edward Harvist Trust

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Small grants available to organisations that work to improve the quality of life for local people.

Four funding rounds per year.

More information about the Edward Harvist Trust

Paddington Charities

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Funding for individuals, or to organisations that work to benefit residents, who are in need, hardship or distress, or who are sick or disabled. 

Funding is ongoing.

Find out more about Paddington Charities

Closed, due to reopen


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Funding support of up to £1,000 to support the development or upscaling of a health and wellbeing physical activity community project.

More about ActiveWestminster project funding 

Carbon offset fund

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The fund is used to finance carbon-saving projects in Westminster that help to support Westminster’s Climate Emergency targets.

Closes 7 July 2023.

Apply for funding from the carbon offset fund

Change4Life grants

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Grants of up to £1,000  to support projects that encourage children, young people and families to move more, eat well and feel good.

Due to reopen spring 2023.

More about the Change4Life grants

Community Contribution Fund 

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Grant funding of up to £25,000 to support young people to reach their full potential, to support people sleeping rough, and to tackle social isolation and loneliness, and promote social inclusion.

Applications closed on Tuesday 19 March 2024.

More about the Community Contribution Fund

Community Events Fund

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Grant funding of up to £2,500 (or £5,000 if two or more organisations apply together) to organise and deliver events that celebrate culture, community cohesion and collective reflection.

Due to reopen in September 2023.

More about the Community Events Fund

Culture and Community Grants programme

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This new annual fund invites arts organisations, community groups and schools to apply for support towards cultural activities that contribute to our Fairer Westminster Strategy.

Applications closed on Friday 26 April 2024

Apply for Culture and Community Grants programme

Emergency grants fund

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This fund offers one-off grant funding to support the resilience and stability of Westminster-based voluntary and community organisations facing a temporary financial crisis 

More about the emergency grants fund

Holiday Activities and Food Fund

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Grant funding to provide enriching activities and healthy food for children aged 4 to 16 over the school holidays.

Due to reopen in 2024.

More about the Holiday Activities and Food Fund


Healthy Communities Fund

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Grants to improve the health and wellbeing of residents through the delivery of healthy activities relevant to who you support. Funding is also available to train your workforce in delivering public health outcomes.

Applications closed on 6 November 2023.

Apply for the Healthy Communities Fund

Greening Westminster

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Greening Westminster is an annual grant funding programme designed to improve and increase Westminster’s green infrastructure and open spaces.

Applications closed on Monday 22 April 2024

More about Greening Westminster

Healthy Winter Grant scheme

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Grants between £5,000 and £7,000 available to provide a regular warm, welcoming space with a healthy hot meal and an activity, for residents who are facing challenges this winter.

Permanently closed.

More about the Healthy Winter Grant scheme

Inside Out programme

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Local organisations and creatives are invited to apply for funding between £1,000 and £10,000 to take part in Inside Out, a free and inclusive summer festival.

Applications closed 26 November 2023.

Apply for Inside Out grant programme

VCS core funding programme

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Core funding up to £30,000 per year is available for small to medium voluntary community sector (VCS) organisations in Westminster to strengthen, stabilise and grow.

Applications closed 22 December 2023.

Find out more about apply