Funding body information

London Borough of Redbridge Council

London Borough of Redbridge
Town Hall
PO Box 2
020 8554 5000

Point of contact:

Liz Walker, Volunteer Center Manager, 020 8514 9615,
The London Community Foundation, +44 (0)20 7582 5117,


The London Borough of Redbridge operates several funding programmes to support local organisations and communities. Further details are available on the council's website.

The Community Partnership

It provides funding to local voluntary amd comunity organisations. Please note that this grant scheme is currently closed. For further informatio, please contact 020 8708 2387.

Small Grant Programme

This programme is administered by the London Community Foundation (LCF). Local organisations can apply for grants up £5,000 at any time of the year, however the grants will be awarded in priority to new or emerging organisations.

For more information, please conctact 020 7582 5117 or visit the LCF website.

Redbridge Art Grant

This grant scheme offers funding to art organisations that support, develop and promote arts and cultural related activities in Redbridge. Organisations can apply for grants up to £3,000. A total of £27,000 of grant funding is awarded through three application rounds each year.

Please note that applications for 2014 - 2015 are now closed. For further information and details of the eligibility criteria visit the Redbridge Arts Grant page or contact the Culture Team on 020 8708 2818 or email

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:

Redbridge CVS

East London Community Foundation

Voluntary Sector funding enquiries are managed by the Partnerships Officer here, and any grant schemes opening are published in the Community and Life section of the website.

The information available is well-presented, easy to navigate and contains all the relevant contact details for each fund.

We have found staff at Redbridge Council to be very helpful and informative and happy to provide further information at a later stage.

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