Funding body information

London Borough of Sutton Council

London Borough of Sutton
Civic Offices
St. Nicholas Way
0208 770 5000

Point of contact:

Jackie Parr, Office and Grants Manager at CVS,


London Borough of Sutton Council administers several grant schemes available to local voluntary and community organisations.

The Community Fund

It is an ongoing grants funding programme, financed primarily by Sutton Council and administered by Sutton Centre for the Voluntary Sector. It supports projects that benefit Sutton residents and meet the Council's priorities.

Applicants can apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000.

For more information, please visit the SCVS website.

Adult Social Care and Housing Small Grants

It is an ongoing grants funding programme, funded by Sutton Council and administered by SCVS. It supports projects that work with older adults and vulnerable adults. Applicants can apply for grants up to £500.

More information is available on the SCVC website or contact Helen Wilkinson at

Neighbourhood Grants

The aims of the grant to are to promote community and voluntary activity in the local area, foster sustainable projects and support activities that the whole community can participate in. The council will offer grants up to £1,000 to local initiatives that benefit the residents of the local area.

To find out more about applying for a Neighbourhood Grant please contact us at or on 020 8770 4391.

For more information about funding opportunities, also see the CDF website.

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''

Useful organisations:

Sutton CVS

Sutton Borough Council has currently undergone changes to their grant-making activities and these change have been fully reported, including outcomes, on the third sector pages of their website.

There are also two Senior Policy Officers within the council who deal with voluntary sector funding and are happy to discuss any queries relating to the current or future grant programmes.

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