The Living Communities Fund, founded by Grosvenor, sees the lives of people living and working
in the South Westminster area improved through community-building activities.

The Living Communities Fund was established by Grosvenor in 2014 for the benefit of communities in South Westminster. The aim of the fund is to see the lives of people living and working in the South Westminster area improved through community-building activities.


  • Health and Wellbeing - especially initiatives which reduce isolation and enhance the mental health of local people, particularly for those most in need; and projects focused on improving air quality.
  • Better Together - particularly activities to promote grassroots community building activities for all ages to support enhanced neighbourhood cohesion.
  • Creating Positive Futures for Young People - through employability and educational support; crime and drug prevention; mentoring; and creative arts and sports activities.


This fund is open to proposals for work taking place in a defined area in South Westminster. Please refer to the map in the fund guidelines – the shaded area is the main target area. Please note, the shaded area is a general indication of the locality and communities the fund is targeting, and the boundary should not be considered absolute.

Funding can be requested towards project, capital or core costs for your organisation. If you are asking for the fund to contribute to your core costs, you need to demonstrate clearly how the totality of your work meets the criteria of the fund and what outcomes you would be achieving. We would need to understand the bigger picture about the work that you do, the number of beneficiaries etc. Ensure that your application to this fund covers no more than 50% of your total core costs.

Priority will be given to:

  • Small, South Westminster based groups;
  • Organisations demonstrating a clear understanding of the needs of their community.

Grant size

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available.

How to apply

To apply to this fund, please take a look at the fund guidelines and application form guidance by clicking on the buttons below. If you’d like to apply, you can access the online form by clicking to the button at the top right hand corner of your screen. 


Friday 18th May 2018 @ 5pm. 

Decisions will be released by 25th July 2018 and projects can start from 30th July 2018 onwards.

Contact details

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any element of the fund or your application, please contact us on 020 7582 5117 or at

Fund guidelines
Online form
Living Communities Fund Guidlines 2018

How to donate:

Please support the Living Communities Fund to enable us to empower more local grass-roots groups to make a difference.
You can support the Living
Communities Fund by donating here.