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Corporate Voluntary and Community Sector Grants 2017-2020
19 September 2016

Calling all Redbridge-based voluntary and community sector organisations

The Council would like to invite voluntary and community sector organisations in Redbridge to apply for Strategic Partner funding to provide services that will improve the quality of life of local residents.

The funding is for organisations that:

  • Have experience of engaging strategically with the Council and other public bodies to influence policy design, development and delivery of service.
  • Can provide a voice and represent the interest of the community they serve by ensuring that all public bodies are informed of the views of service users and local residents.

The Strategic Partner Fund

The Strategic Partner Fund has two strands.

a) Core Funding

organisations can apply for up to 50% of their core running costs

b) Commissioned Through Grants

Organisations can submit more than one application to either or both strands but a separate application form must be submitted for each application.

This fund will support the delivery of the following Corporate Priorities:

  1. Fairness increase fairness and respond to the aspirations of our borough
  2. Empower our communities to help shape our borough and the services we deliver
  3. Improve the quality of life and civic pride amongst our communities
  4. Transform our Council in tough times to be dynamic and responsive to the challenging needs of the future.

The 3-year budget for 2017/20 is £396,000 per annum, subject to availability of future funding

Please read and download the Guidance Notes before downloading and completing the application form(s).

  • Guidance Notes (PDF 140KB)

  • Application Form for Strategic Partner Core Funding (143KB word)

  • Application Form for Strategic Partners Commissioned Through Grants (126KB word)

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 3 November 2016 at 5pm.

Funding Surgeries

Officers will be available to offer advice and answer specific questions at the following Funding Surgeries (by appointment only):

Date Location
Thursday 20 October 2016 - 5pm to 7pm Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford
Monday 24 October 2016 - 2pm to 4pm Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford

For more information or to book a place at one of the Funding Surgeries, please email

Important information

The Corporate Voluntary and Community Sector Project Grants including the Community Fund, Emerging Needs and New Initiatives and Redbridge Small Grants will open for applications later this year and be administered by The London Community Foundation. The Redbridge Community Projects Fund will be launched in January 2017 and will invite applications under the following 4 priority areas:

1. Improving the life chances of disadvantaged children, young people and adults
2. Developing social networks improving the ability of residents to support one another to feel safe and part of the community
3. Supporting the health and wellbeing of residents, preventing the need for health and social care interventions
4. Supporting residents to engage in activities to develop and improve their local environment

Please check The London Community Foundation website for updates where you can also sign up to their Newsletter.

Details will also be available on the Council website once launched.

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health
98-100 Ilford Lane, Ilford, Essex