Published 8 Oct 2021

COVID-19 has shone an unflinching light on the levels of inequality and social insecurity across the borough. It has also highlighted how local civil society organisations have been vital to meeting community needs and continuing to support Southwark’s vision of a fairer future for all.  

The Council is now undertaking a review of its funding of the voluntary and community sector with the aim of understanding the effectiveness of its investment and how this might be better prioritiSed to reduce inequality and deliver better outcomes for Southwark’s communities.  

London Borough of Southwark (LBS) are keen to hear from the sector, and that VCS organisations across Southwark have every opportunity to contribute to the review. 

There are three focus groups coming up with independent consultants who are conducting the review.  There is also a short online survey (10 minutes/20 questions).   


Please follow the links below either to register for one of the groups and/or to take the online survey.

If you have any questions about the review, please contact: [email protected]


To take part in the Community Investment Grants Review:  

Complete the short online survey

To complete the online survey (20 questions – a mix of multiple choice and short open text answers questions) please click here

The survey will be open until the end of October – please share it with your contacts, partners and networks.  Thank you!  


LB Southwark Community Investment Grants Review - Focus Group One

Tuesday 19th October 2pm-3:30pm

Meeting ID - 899 9525 4504

Password -  801141


LB Southwark Community Grants Review - Focus Group Two

Wednesday 20th October 10am-11:30am

Meeting ID - 835 6390 1235

Password – 039736


LB Southwark Community Grants Review - Focus Group Three

Thursday 21st October 6pm-7:30pm

Meeting ID - 834 4721 6554

Password – 893612