Funding body information

Camden Council

Contact Camden Reception
5 Pancras Square
020 7974 4444

Point of contact:

Communities and Third Sector (Camden Council), 020 7974 1547,


Camden Borough Council operates a variety of funding schemes which change and close at varying times. It is recommended that any party interested in applying for grants visit the council's website for more information and read the monthly Capacity Building Bulletin which includes up to date details of grants schemes.

Furthermore, the 'Camden Funder's Directory' can be accessed for more detailed information about funders and trusts.

Discretionary rate relief is also available to voluntary and community sector groups, which can be applied for at any time. Further details on rate relief can be found through the following link: discretionary rate relief

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding Your Commissioner'

Voluntary Sector Funding Pages:

Voluntary organisations, community development and funding

Voluntary Sector Contacts for Camden

Useful organisations:

Voluntary Action Camden


This website has a specific page for voluntary sector funding, which is fund through the following path from the homepage:

Community and Living - Voluntary Organisations, Community Development and Funding - Specific Funding and Grant Information

This link provides comprehensive details on the Creative Small Grants Scheme and Discretionary Rates programme, including deadlines, eligibility criteria and contact details, as well as additional information for volunteering and voluntary groups in Camden.

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