Positive Futures Fund

Southwark Council is pleased to launch its Positive Futures Fund for 2019 to 2022.  The Council recognises the detrimental impact that serious youth violence and knife crime has on our communities and is committed to work with communities to find local solutions that help young people stay away from knives.

Through the programme the Council is seeking to invest £500,000 to support community groups that provide inspiring opportunities for young people across the borough.  The aim of the fund is also to support community organisations to provide inspiring opportunities for young people that divert them away from crime. Young People will be at the heart of the programme.  All applications to the fund should be co-designed with young people.

The Fund will be implemented in two phases:

Phase One Grant for 1 year

Phase Two Grant for 2 ½ years

Open now 

Closes 3rd May 2019

Opens 26th June 2019

Closes 21st August 2019

You can apply for funding up to £15,000 for 1 year projects

You can apply for funding up to £50,000 for 2½  year projects

Applicants can apply for both funds


Young People – Do you have an innovative or creative idea and want to develop this further?  If so, this is your opportunity to apply NOW! 

Guide for applicants (pdf, 266kb)

Equalities form (docx, 62kb)

Apply now for Positive Future Fund (docx, 181kb)

If you would like additional advice on setting up a new community project, forming a group or working with volunteers you can contact Community Southwark info@communitysouthwark.org

General information about the voluntary sector will be available here

The council and Community Southwark will be holding two information sessions about these new grants:

  • Workshop 1: Thursday 4nd April 2019 2-4pm, Cambridge House, 1 Addington  Square  SE5 OHF  here 
  • Workshop 2: Thursday 11th April 2019 2-4 pm, Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square  SE5 OHF  Book here   

Page last updated: 27 March 2019