Capital Clean-up

Get ready for summer 2014


This summer’s Capital Clean-up campaign will run from May until August 2014. There’ll be Clean-up events happening all over London.

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

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, there are some great opportunities to get involved.

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.

Update July 2014: We have a few additional clean-up kits available for groups who would like to take part in Capital Clean-up and run events in August 2014.

A Capital Clean-up kit contains all you need to get started with running community clean-up events: 10 litter pickers; rubbish bag hoops; heavy duty gloves; high-vis jackets and £50 in DIY vouchers to use on materials for your clean-up (e.g. paint, tools or plants).

Please fill in this short application form and return it to by Monday 21 July.  This guidance note gives you more details about applying. We will be assessing applications on a first come first served basis.

For more information on the Capital Clean-up campaign, please call Fabiola Cedillo on 020 7922 1230 or email:

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

We will re-open applications in January 2015 for Capital Clean-up grants for activities in summer 2015.

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