About the fund

The Community Connections Fund is currently closed. We will be reopening the Fund for Round 2 applications in summer 2024. To stay updated on future developments and reopening, please subscribe to our mailing list and revisit this webpage for updates.

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The Community Connections Fund was designed to encourage and support community-led initiatives that address key priorities as identified by local people, ensuring that Lambeth has communities where everyone can feel safe and thrive in a place of opportunity. The Fund responds to the ambitions set within the Lambeth 2030: Our Future, Our Lambeth’ Borough Plan.

Through the projects it supports, the Fund aims to empower local people and organisations to design projects that address the unique challenges and opportunities existing within their communities. 


The Community Connections Fund works to support local groups, projects, and good causes in four Neighbourhood Areas:

  • Brixton (Brixton Acre Lane, Brixton North, Brixton Rush Common, Brixton Windrush, Herne Hill & Loughborough Junction)
  • North Lambeth (Kennington, Oval, Vauxhall)
  • Stockwell (Myatt’s Fields, Stockwell East, Stockwell West & Larkhall)
  • Waterloo (Waterloo & South Bank)

The new Lambeth wards listed above came into force during the May 2022 local elections. The four NCIL Neighbourhood Areas these wards are covered by are shown on the map below.

NCIL Neighbourhood Areas Map  

If you are thinking of applying and are not sure which new ward your project is located within, you can download the spreadsheet and search for your project’s postcode; the information in column D will tell you if your project is in an area which is eligible for the Community Connections Fund. 

Note: The postcode list must be downloaded and opened in Excel to show full list of eligible postcodes. If you select 'view' on a mobile device, you may not see all postcodes.

Community Connections Fund Eligible Postcodes 

The Community Connections Fund Objectives

 To secure funding, projects should meet the key objectives listed below.

  1. To support Lambeth communities by developing physical and social infrastructure that builds community resilience, strengthens local sense of place and has a lasting impact.
  2. To support projects which involve and empower people to improve their local communities.
  3. To support projects which make connections and develop partnerships. 

Projects should also respond at least one of the ambitions of the Lambeth 2030 Borough Plan

Lambeth 2030 sets three bold ambitions:

  1. Making Lambeth neighbourhoods fit for the future - By 2030, Lambeth will be a clean, vibrant and climate resilient borough where people can lead healthier, happier lives.
  2. Making Lambeth one of the safest boroughs in London - By 2030, Lambeth will be one of the safest boroughs in London, where everyone feels safe and secure – in all places.
  3. Making Lambeth a place we can all call home - By 2030, Lambeth will be a lifelong borough, with the best conditions to grow up and age well, where everyone can contribute to an inclusive economy, and have a place to call home.

All of these are inextricably linked by the Lambeth Golden Thread – a new commitment to make Lambeth a borough of equity and justice. By 2030, Lambeth will be a fair and equitable borough, which seeks and delivers justice through all that we do.

For further information on the Lambeth 2030 Borough Plan please read the  Borough Plan Webpage.

Round 2 

Following the success of Round 1 of the Community Connections Fund, Round 2 will open summer 2024.

To stay updated on future developments and reopening, please subscribe to our mailing list and revisit this webpage for updates.