Sutton Community Fund

SCF CAS Avivia and Sociuss Logos TOGETHERThe Sutton Community Fund is a grant funding programme financed by Sutton Council with administered by Community Action Sutton. Each application is assessed and grants are awarded by an independent panel. 

Do you have an idea for a small and community focused project that would benefit Sutton residents and meet local priorities?

Your group could apply for up to £5000!

Need to know... 

  • Applications for grants from £500 to a maximum of £5,000 will be accepted.
  • Only voluntary and community groups and organisations with an income of less than £100,000 can apply.
  • The funding is for a maximum of 12 months unless it is a multi-year bid and then it is 3 years with a grant of up to a maximum of £10,000

This year the independent panel are focusing on the following key areas:

  • Cost of living - the project helps people to deal with the rising cost of living, particularly groups or communities who are more likely to be affected.
  • An inclusive place for everyone - the project promotes equality, diversity and inclusion; this could be through delivering support for specific groups to reduce disadvantages, or taking actions to bring diverse communities together to make positive change or solve a problem.
  • Action on climate change - the project promotes or delivers positive actions to reduce carbon emissions in Sutton and encourages people to adopt more sustainable behaviours (e.g. cycling, walking, recycling, reuse etc.).


Aviva and mixed-use developer, Socius are leading the development of the world’s leading district for cancer research and treatment at the London Cancer Hub in Sutton, London.

The proposals include new research facilities and on-site amenities, with the vision of creating a nurturing environment for collaboration, connectivity, and innovation.

As part of the ambitions of the London Cancer Hub, the team wants to think local, be sustainable and make a genuinely positive impact. Key to this commitment is supporting organisations, charities and groups locally.

The team is committing £14,000 towards the Sutton Community Fund to help deliver change within local communities. This will be allocated through the Community Fund Panel and will help deliver social, environmental and economic benefits to Sutton. 


The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 9th September

Please send applications to

Download the guidance

Download the application form


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Learn more about the Sutton Community Fund at this information workshop, including the new guidance for 2024/25.

This workshop will provide information about the different projects that the independent panel are looking to fund. Bring along your ideas, check if they meet the criteria and we can help guide you through the application process.

This workshop will also cover, examples of what makes a good application plus top tips for writing and submitting your application.

Book your place here 

For more information about this workshop please contact




Click here to find out more about the Sutton Community Fund Microgrants  


You can find out more about the type of projects that have been funded in previous rounds on the graphics available below:

Sutton Community Fund Microgrants 2022/2023

Sutton Community Fund 2021/2022

Sutton Community Fund 2019/2020

Sutton Community Fund 2018/2019

Sutton Community Fund 2017/2018

Sutton Community Fund 2016/2017

Sutton Community Fund 2015/2016


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