Sports/Arts Booster Grants Application

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This application form should be completed by the young person's primary parent/carer.

Before completing this form please read the guidance notes.  Also if you wish to check your financial eligibility, click here.  If you wish to see a pdf preview of this form, click here.

These grants are for young people (aged  8-18 years) from a low income Lambeth household who are enthusiastic and committed to the arts (e.g. music, drama) or sports.

These grants exist to help support young people to take part in activities that happen outside of school hours, and could be put towards the cost of lessons / tuition fees, equipment, kit, summer schools etc

In order to apply, the young person must:

  • Have lived in Lambeth for at least 12 months
  • Be from a low income household
  • Be aged  8-18 years old
  • Be able to demonstrate commitment to the subject (e.g. minimum 6 months experience in the related sports/arts activity)
  • Be taking part in  activities outside of school hours (e.g. evenings, weekends, school holidays)

We also expect young people to access any bursaries or concessions that the arts/sports organisation has on offer.

If you require assistance in completing this application form, the Walcot Advice/Support project based at Centre 70 in West Norwood may be able to help you. You will need to register online .  Once you have completed the Centre 70 registration form, please contact the advisor on 07599 710086 or

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If you live outside Lambeth but have been looked after (i.e. in care to) the London Borough of Lambeth for at least one year, you should answer yes. 

If you have answered ‘no’ to any of the questions above you will not be eligible for a grant from us and should not complete this form


You have entered "No" on one of the eligibility criteria and so are not eligible for a grant.  You may find other grants on

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Only enter this if you have lived at your present address for less than one year

Please give name of organisation if appropriate.

Please just write number - e.g. 9, not "9 years" or "Since 2006"

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Please list young person's schools and colleges with the most recent first.

Please give details (Name, Age, Relationship to you) 

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Overdrafts, credit card debts, rent arrears, council tax arrears. Please specify in detail - e.g. Rent arrears - £500; Water arrears - £150; Overdraft - £200; Provident - £350


Please enter numbers only (no letters or symbols)


Please enter numbers only (no letters or symbols)

Amount that you pay DIRECTLY

Amount that you pay DIRECTLY

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25 characters maximum

In a few words (maximum 50 characters), sum up your grant request. For example, "Grant for competition fees and equipment"

Please explain very specifically WHAT you are applying for with a clear breakdown of costs.

Please note the maximum we can award is £1,000.

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Please provide the contact details of two referees, one should be a professional who can verify the young person’s professional talent and one should be a school contact.

Professional referee - this should an individual who can verify the young person's exceptional talent (e.g. activity teacher or coach)

School referee - e.g. class/form tutor or Head of Year/Department

Length of Payee Name should be 18 characters max. Letters/Numbers only - no special characters

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If there are problems with attachments, you can send the documents to Walcot Foundation, 127 Kennington Road, London SE11 6SF or email to  Please note that the maximum size of each file is 5MB.

Please send any hard copies to:

The Grants Team
The Walcot Foundation
127 Kennington Road

SE11 6SF

Please ensure that you include a covering letter so that we can match your documents with this application.

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FOR PARENT/CARER - By clicking SUBMIT below:
  • I certify that the information that I have given in this application is true and complete.  (Please note that a decision will be based on the information given on this form. If a grant is awarded and the information is subsequently found to be incorrect, any grant that had been awarded could be withdrawn and you could be asked to repay any monies already paid.)
  • I understand that the Walcot Foundation may not be able to work with me directly and may ask me to find a recognised referrer to assist in taking my application forward.
  • If applicable, I confirm I have contacted the Bursary Officer (or similar) at the institution where the young person noted in this application will be participating in training activity and have applied for any financial assistance for which s/he might be eligible
  • I have no objection to the data contained in this application being held by the Walcot Foundation.
  • I agree that information I have given may be discussed with representatives of my college/university/training centre/school (if applicable), my referees and any organisation that suggested I apply.
  • I further agree that in the event of matters arising from information I have provided (e.g. debts, budgeting, immigration status, student loans/grant eligibility and the like), or if the Walcot Foundation believes that I might benefit from advice in these areas, my details may be passed on to the Walcot Advice/Support Worker based at Centre 70 advice centre in West Norwood and who may contact me directly.  I understand that taking up any advice received may be a grant condition.
  • I understand that if I am awarded any goods or services my contact details will be passed on to the relevant suppliers in order for them to contact me.
  • To help the Foundation monitor and evaluate its work, I agree I may be contacted in the future.
  • I understand that a representative of the Foundation may request a home visit and I agree to comply with this request.
  • I agree that any grant awarded will not be used toward purchases already made or debts.
  • If awarded a grant, I agree to provide evidence (normally receipts) of any items purchased (e.g. books, travel passes, kit, supplies).
  • I have read the application's guidelines in full.
The Data Protection Act 1998 requires Walcot Foundation (and Centre 70 who provide advice support for Walcot Foundation applicants) to obtain your consent to keep and process information about you. Furthermore, most third parties with whom we communicate on your behalf will likewise require consent to disclose personal information to us. We cannot act for you without this consent. To use our service you need to register. Accordingly, it is important that you read this document and sign below to confirm that you have read and understood it.

I confirm that I consent to Walcot Foundation and Centre 70 using my information as set out in this document. I also give my permission to any third party to whom Walcot Foundation and Centre 70 present this authority to disclose my personal information. This authority remains valid unless revoked by Walcot Foundation, Centre 70 or myself.

Important Notes - How we use your information

Walcot Foundation and Centre 70 keep personal data relating to you to enable us to progress your case. Information is also kept for statistical monitoring, strategic planning, publicity, fund-raising, and campaigning. Anonymous statistics derived from this information is disclosed to third parties.

Walcot Foundation and Centre 70 undertake to keep your personal data safe using strong passwords and encryption although we sometimes use e-mail in communications on your behalf. We ask that you inform us of any changes to your personal information.

Paper files are destroyed 6 years after they are closed. However, computer held data will be retained indefinitely unless you request it’s destroyed after 6 years. We may levy a charge for recovering closed files.

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