Crowdfund Lambeth - support for communities during Covid-19 pandemic

During this time of crisis, Lambeth Council is expanding the Crowdfund Lambeth criteria for applications to ensure that our most vulnerable communities have the help they need.

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Now offering financial support in response to Covid-19

In addition to projects focussing on Inclusive Growth, Reducing inequality and Strong and Sustainable Neighbourhoods, covered by the criteria detailed below, we also want to support projects tackling the impact of Covid-19 in their communities.

This funding aims to resource a range of groups including local food banks and those working to strengthen food supply and plan to mitigate anticipated challenges. 

This could be around information sharing, signposting and logistical matters eg. liaising with supermarkets to acquire surplus foods, appropriate storage for fresh and frozen produce,  transport for distribution to groups / home food deliveries.

 For these projects, match funding levels and expected crowd contribution will be relaxed.

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Funding available to support community projects and initiatives making Lambeth a unique place to live, work, learn and do business.

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.


You may be eligible for match funding of up to 50% of your crowdfund target (£5,000 max), from London Borough of Lambeth (LBL). On your match-funding application form you will be asked to write a statement about how your project meets the criteria. Before completing your application please read the accompanying guidance notes fully. Read here.

Essential criteria

The project must contribute to one of more of our four Borough Plan priorities:

  • Sustainable growth: a growing economy that everyone benefits from
  • Resilient communities: communities that are thriving and connected
  • Promote care and independence: people have support to live well and independently
  • Place: Make Lambeth a place people want to live, work and invest
  • The project must demonstrate that it has strong local support shown through a vibrant crowdfunding campaign.
  • Applicants must be aged 18 years or over at the time of submitting the application.
  • Project must be delivered by constituted organisations (including community groups, social enterprises, residents or traders associations, local charities, schools, and neighbourhood forums.
  • Projects must raise 25% of their fundraising target before being considered eligible for funding from LBL.

Any funds pledged to the project will only be released once the project reaches the remainder of their fundraising target 100%.

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