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North London Community Fund - large awards

For the first time, the 2024/25 North London Community Fund has been split into two stages. Fourteen groups have already been awarded small grants of up to £5,000 and medium grants of up to £15,000 towards waste prevention activity. 

Expressions of interest have now opened for the second phase of the fund, which will award two large grants of up to £100,000 to projects being delivered over a two-year period. They must focus on either food waste or waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). 

Project inspiration 

We want to encourage collaboration between not-for-profit organisations of all shapes and sizes, with national bodies having the opportunity to partner with north London based groups. NLWA will be hosting two Q&A networking webinars to facilitate and support these collaborations.  

Projects must either be intervention-based with a behaviour change focus, or aim to reach communities not currently participating in pro-environmental behaviours. They may focus on a small geographical area but be scalable. 

Projects must align with the Waste Prevention Plan and not replicate any NLWA campaigns, such as Eat Like a Londoner.

Food-based proposals could, for example, focus on disposal or prevention, while WEEE projects could focus on repair or buying second-hand.  

Applicant documentation

Before applying, it is important to read the following documentation.

Guidance Document


How to apply 

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Expressions of interest from all not-for-profit groups, regardless of whether they are based in the seven north London boroughs, opened on Monday 10 June and will close 5pm Friday 28 June. 

Applicants must attend one of two compulsory Q&A networking webinars, taking place on Tuesday 2 July and Friday 5 July. More information can be found on the expression of interest form

The full application form will be shared with attendees following this, alongside contact details for other participating organisations. This is to facilitate collaboration and support the development of project ideas. 

Applicants will have until Friday 16 August to submit any questions to NLWA, ahead of the final deadline for applications at 5pm on Friday 6 September. 

Applications will be evaluated throughout September and October, with shortlisted applicants invited to attend an interview panel to pitch their proposal to NLWA and answer questions. 

The successful projects will be expected to commence from November 2024. 

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