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VCS core funding programme

Find out about Westminster’s first core funding programme for the local voluntary and community sector.

The voluntary and community sector (VCS) in Westminster does an amazing job in supporting local people, providing essential services and empowering local communities with knowledge and skills.

About the fund

This fund has been introduced to support the sector to stabilise, strengthen and have the opportunity to grow. It is targeted at small to medium sized organisations with an annual expenditure of less than £450,000. 

The fund aims to particularly support organisations that are led by and work with Global Majority (BAME) communities and other marginalised groups such as (but not limited to) those with disabilities.

The fund also intends to prioritise organisations led by and for people with lived experience related to the charitable objectives at hand. For example, where working to support people that have experienced a particular disadvantage. 

Before applying, please find out about the full criteria of the fund, your eligibility, and the application process by downloading and reading the programme prospectus and the application guidance attached below.

Apply to the fund

Submit your application by completing our online form. You must read through the programme prospectus and application guidance before applying.

Applications have now closed.

The application guidance includes a copy of the application questions. You will also find a copy of a the funding cost breakdown template. Please prepare and save them in a word document before submitting the online application as the online form cannot be saved mid-way.

Contact us

If you need support with your application, please contact [email protected].

If you have any questions about the funding, please contact [email protected]

Published: 7 November 2023

Last updated: 6 March 2024