our grants


who do we Fund?

As a small and flexible grant giving charity, Camden Giving funds projects that are in Camden and organisations that are not in Camden, so long as the people of Camden are the beneficiaries.

We have funding from King's Cross Limited Partnership and HS2, click on each one for more information.

Our Impact

To date we have supported 17,381 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 average annual expenditure for organisations we support it £193,000.

17381 Beneficaries by age

Legal status of supported organisations

Orgnaisations 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, 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, 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 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 .

The decisions made by our grants panels are final. 

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

You aim to inform applicatns of the result of their applications within 16 weeks of applying. 

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