Capital Clean-up



This summer’s Capital Clean-up campaign ran from May to August 2014. Clean-up events happened across London and over 3000 volunteers got involved.

Watch this film to see more about Capital Clean-up 2014

You can search for activity in your local area using our interactive map.

You can also visit the Capital Clean-up Project Dirt cluster to find out about more projects and events going on in your part of London.

About Capital Clean-up

Capital Clean-up is a partnership campaign led by the Mayor to help Londoners work together to spruce up their city. It is supported by McDonald's and is part of the Mayor's wider Team London volunteering programme.

We provide small grants of between £500 and £1500, as well as clean-up kits to help you to hold clean-up events. We will re-open for applications in January 2015 for Capital Clean-up activities in summer 2015.

Whether you want to help turn a neglected green space into an attractive community garden, remove litter from a beauty spot, clear up a waterway or paint vibrant murals on a graffiti covered walls, Capital Clean-up has supported a range of great community projects. 

Capital Clean-up has funded a range of organisations including: community groups, charities, SMEs and schools. We mainly fund the costs of materials and equipment. We particularly look for projects which have environmental and community benefits, and we also look for projects which result in longer term improvements to areas. Guidance notes on applying will be available on this page in January 2015.

If you're planning a clean-up event take a look at our advice and support page for advice on how to organise your event.

For more information on the Capital Clean-up campaign, please email:

Case studies

Read some of the inspiring case studies from previous successful applicants below:

Case Study: Burnt Oak Christian Fellowship

Case Study: Jubilee Gardens

Case Study: Friends of Parklands Walk

Case Study: Tooting Graveney Woods