Capital Clean-up is a partnership campaign led by the Mayor of London as part of his Team London volunteering programme to help Londoners green and clean our city through community engagement and participation.
Capital Clean-up, in partnership with McDonald's, is calling on charities, community groups and local businesses to apply for grants of up to £500, or a special litter picking clean-up kit, to bring volunteers together in rubbish clearing events to create cleaner, greener, and safer local environments.
From litter-picking in a Havering park, to graffiti removal in Merton or a new garden outside a Lambeth school, Capital Clean-up, now in its sixth year, has already helped thousands of Londoners to get together and hold clean-up events to smarten up their neighbourhood. What will you do?
All we ask is that you identify a spot that needs a little love and attention and tell us how you intend to improve it and keep it looking great! Application forms are below. Please do read the guidance note in advance, and check out our Community Clean-up Toolkit for advice on how to run an event.
Community Clean-up Kits!
We are offering 60 clean-up kits to community groups across London to give communities the tools they need to get local residents involved and help make a difference. Each one includes litter pickers, tabards, bin bags and a £50 voucher to help provide new planting and painting, and create litter and graffiti free streets and parks.
Kits are provided on a first come, first served basis to groups who meet the criteria and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing maintenance. Details of how to apply are in the guidance notes.
Should you have any issues accessing these documents, alternative versions can be located by clicking HERE!
Achievements in our Spring Campaign:
- 1560 volunteers took part in Capital Clean-up events
- 120 days of volunteer activity given
- 1138 bags of rubbish collected and disposed of by volunteers
- 55 tonnes of fly tipping and large waste items removed by volunteers
- 238,182 m2 of the Capital benefitted from Capital Clean-up action
- 66 businesses got involved in Capital Clean-ups