Our Grants


Up to £10,000 to make Camden safer for 16-25 year olds.

Up to £20,000 to make charitable activities more welcoming to people with disabilities.

Up to £100,000 to support communities affected by the development of HS2

Up to £10,000 to support communities affected by the development of Kings Cross.

Up to £1,500 for activities that bring different communities together.

what do we fund?

Camden Giving provides grants that benefit people who live, work and play in Camden. Our current funding opportunities can be accessed by clicking on the blue buttons above.

We strongly advice that you get in touch before making an application to talk through the criteria for funding. You can do this by coming along to one of our events, by booking an appointment and/ or emailing admin@camdengiving.org.uk.

Even if you don’t think we can fund your work right now, please meet us for a coffee or come to a drop-in, we are quickly developing our grants and we’d love to hear about your ideas.

Our Impact

Across all of the grants we have awarded since Spring 2017 we will support 82,000 people living in Camden’s most deprived communities by providing services that reduce isolation, improve employment opportunities and improve physical and mental health.

We are proud to back small organisations that are at the heart of Camden’s communities, the median annual income for organisations we support is just over £150,000.

Using the 360Giving data standard, our awarded grants since April 2017 are available above ‘Camden Giving’s Grant Data’.This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, please click here. This means the data is freely accessible to anyone to be used and shared as they wish. The data must be attributed to Camden Giving.

Beneficaries by age

Legal status of supported organisations

Organisations receiving support beyond money

Demand for support

How do we make decisions? 


Camden giving grant panels

All Camden Giving Grants are decided by panels made up of:

  • Local Residents

  • Businesses that support our work

  • People with specialist knowledge in the area

Our Trustees fully delegate grant decisions, grant criteria and grant processes to these panels. 


What types of activity does Camden Giving support?

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

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?

It depends how much you are applying for and what legal status (if any) your organisation has. Please refer to the guidance notes provided for each fund.

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. You must be have a not-for-profit status to apply to us for more than £10,000, this includes CIO's, CIC's and social enterprises.

How can I get help with my application?

Email our team at admin@camdengiving.org.uk, with all your inquires about our application process.  

We host events to support applicants, click here for dates and times

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 admin@camdengiving.org.uk .

The decisions made by our grants panels are final. 

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

We usually inform applicants within 4 weeks of the application deadline.

Grant finder.

looking for support to find other funding sites?  

The grant finder shows you available grants you could apply to, it is free to use for anyone who lives or works in Camden. 

-Businesses, click here

-Communities, click here

camden giving’s useful resource guide

Click here to take a look at our handy guide which includes helpful websites and schemes for your organisation to use.