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Lambeth Early Action Partnership Community Award

What is LEAP?

Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) aims to improve the lives of children aged 0-3 years old and their families in the four wards of Coldharbour, Stockwell, Tulse Hill, and Vassall.

Groundwork London are working in partnership with LEAP to administer the LEAP Community Award.

What is the LEAP Community Award?

The award is to help improve young children’s diet and nutrition, social and emotional development, and communication and language through community run activities for children aged 0-3 years old and their families.

Awards will support a broad range of projects, from family veg growing in small outdoor space to joint birthday parties, performance sessions to art and craft sessions.

How much can I apply for?

Groups can apply for Community Awards of either:

  • £500
  • £1,000
  • £2,000

Awards are available for each of the four Lambeth LEAP wards of:

  • Stockwell
  • Vassall
  • Coldharbour
  • Tulse Hill


Who can apply?

Parents, community groups and community members can apply if their proposed activities meet the following criteria:

  • Are for families living in the LEAP wards (Stockwell, Vassall, Coldharbour, and Tulse Hill) with a child aged 0-3. Please use this link to ensure your project delivery address is within one of the four Lambeth wards
  • Will contribute to improving the diet and nutrition, social and emotional development, or communication and language of LEAP children aged 0-3
  • Free for all participants
  • Will benefit at least ten LEAP children

All applications should include plans for how activities could be continued once the award money has been used.

We welcome applications from existing groups looking to strengthen their current activities or from new groups setting up new activities. We particularly welcome applications from parents and community members living in the LEAP area.

How to apply

We advise you to read our 'LEAP Community Award Brochure' prior to starting your application process. Which can be found here:

LEAP Community Award Brochure

Step 1: Fill in an enquiry form

Enquiry form

Enquiry Form Guidance

Step 2:
Groundwork London will contact you to discuss your proposal and confirm next steps

Step 3: Depending on your application, you may be asked to take your completed enquiry form to a local LEAP Early Years forum in order to obtain advice on your idea from other local parents

Step 4: After your discussion at the LEAP Early Years forum we will send through details of how to complete the full application form to you if appropriate. You can find guidance on the final stage application form below:

Step 5: The final stage will be to submit your application to the LEAP Community Awards panel. The panel will be made up of representatives from LEAP, Groundwork London, and local voluntary and community sector organisations. Panel meetings are held approximately once every 3 months, and we will be releasing the dates of those meetings.


LEAP Application Form Guidance 

Deadlines for Applying

1st RoundNow closed

2nd Round - 26th August 2019 

We suggest you submit your Project Enquiry form by 12th August, to allow us to review and comment in time for submission by 26th August.

And then quarterly after this

What will happen if your application is successful?

Groundwork London will contact you to offer support and guidance about getting your activities underway.

In the first instance, you will need to decide whether you need to set up a group bank account or might wish to work with a local accountable body who can help provide an account for your Award.

You will then be required to sign a Funding Agreement with Groundwork London setting out what you propose to do and when.


What will happen if your application is unsuccessful?

Groundwork London will be more than happy to discuss the reasons why your application was unsuccessful and to provide advice on how to strengthen your application for next time.