What types of activity does Camden Giving support?

Camden Giving supports activities that benefit the people who live and work in Camden.

Our first grant ‘Camden Giving’s Kings Cross Fund’ will prioritise supporting  activities that benefit the wards of ‘Kings Cross and St Pancras’ and ‘Somers Town’, but will also consider supporting activities in the wards of ‘Cantelowes’, ‘Regents Park’, ‘Bloomsbury’, ‘Holborn’ and ‘Covent Garden’. Activities must be managed by a not-for-profit organisation.

Does Camden Giving support 'core costs'?

We recognise that management and running costs are integral to running an impactful projects and we are happy to consider applications that include a percentage for 'core costs'. This is judged on a case-by-case basis. We do not currently have any funds that soley support on-going costs.

What documents do I need to apply for a grant?

If you wish to apply for grants over £2000 you need a full set of accounts for 2016-17 as well as a completed application form that you can download from our website. Grants applications for under £2000 only need to provide the completed application form.

Do we need to be a registered charity to make an application?

No. But you do need to be a not-for-profit organisation that benefits the people of Camden.

Can a new group without a full set of accounts apply for a grant?

Yes, but you can only apply for grants of less than £2000. Alternatively an established charity could 'hold' your grant, please contact us if you would like to know more about this.

How can I get help with my application?

Email our team at admin@camdengiving.org.uk, with all your inquires about our application process.  You can also contact VAC, who are able to offer support with applying for funding. Contact Simone Hensby from VAC, at shensby@vac.org.uk, or call on 020 7284 6555.

How do I appeal a decision made by the grants panel?

Decisions made by the grants panel are final, however you can give us feedback on how we can make grants more accessible by emailing director@camdengiving.org.uk. We encourage unsuccessful applicants to reapply for other grants we have available. 

How can I share my thoughts on improving Camden Giving?

We would love to hear your thoughts on how Camden Giving can help to make Camden a fairer place to live and work. To discuss your ideas please contact Natasha Friend

The decisions made by our grants panels are final. 

When will I find out if my grant has been successful?

Each of our application forms states when applicants will be informed by.

Can I reapply?

Yes, regardless of whether you were successful or unsuccessful in our previous funding round. We believe in supporting good projects that help as many people as possible. 

Can I get feedback on my application?

Yes. We give feedback on every application and we are happy to give more detailed information when requested.