Funding Guides and Tools

Grantway by Induct is a free to use searchable database of grants available to community groups and charities.

Southwark funding guide (January 2020) provides details of trusts that fund in Southwark.

Blind Aid provides grants for essential goods and items that support blind and partially sighted residents in the 12 inner London boroughs, in receipt of statutory means tested benefits, to maintain their independence. Applications must be completed by an employee of a statutory organisation or registered charity. Guidelines and application form downloadable from its website.

Cost of Living Crisis is a new guide by Southwark Council to some of the support available for Southwark residents most adversely impacted by the cost of living crisis.

Pension Credit Calculator. Use the calculator to find out how much Pension Credit someone could get. Pension Credit tops up weekly income to a guaranteed minimum level of £182.60 a week for single pensioners or £278.70 for couples that have reached State Pension age and live in Britain.

Southwark Worrying About Money is a new leaflet by Southwark Citizens Advice and partners, which can make a real difference to individual people facing financial difficulties. For the online version, click here.

Turn2Us has a benefits calculator to check welfare benefits entitlement for individuals, and a grants search to find charitable funds that support individuals.

Age and place-based initiatives

Ageing Well Southwark

Ageing Well Southwark is a new flexible initiative to help older people and their carers discover and access a range of support and community services available to them in Southwark. The initiative is provided by the Consortium of Older People’s Services in Southwark (COPSINS) partnership – Age UK Lewisham & Southwark, Blackfriars Settlement, Link Age Southwark, Southwark Carers, Southwark Pensioners Centre and Time & Talents Centre – working with Southwark Council.

Dementia Action Alliance

Southwark Dementia Action Alliance enables organisations and individuals to work together to make Southwark a dementia friendly community, where people living with dementia have the support they need to live their life to the full and remain a valued part of our community. This is hugely important as the number of older people aged 65 plus in Southwark will increase by 13,700 by 2030 and the overall prevalence of dementia will increase.


Food2You is an Age UK Lewisham & Southwark service for older people aged 50 plus in Southwark that find it difficult to do their own shopping. For more information about the service download the flyer here.

The Giving Lab – Walworth

The Giving Lab by The Social Innovation Partnership enables residents, local organisations and other service providers in Walworth (North Walworth, Newington and Faraday wards) to work together to change how things are currently done.

Made in Bermondsey

Made in Bermondsey, an initiative of The Blue Bermondsey Business Improvement District, aims for a people powered regeneration of The Blue Market in South Bermondsey. Read about their plans here

Members map – Community Southwark

Community Southwark – the Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) in Southwark – has mapped its member charities and community groups that are based in Southwark. Access the map here


Re-engage provides social connections for older people aged 75 and above at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing. Download the ‘We’re Here to Help’ flyer here

Southwark Covid-19 Response

Southwark Charities partnered and pooled funds with other Southwark charitable trusts and foundations to support organisations working with older and vulnerable Southwark residents during the covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

Connected at Christmas (2021)

Southwark Community Response (2020)