Community grants and funding

The Greater London Authority distributes grants to support communities and civil society organisations. Below you will find grants that are both currently open and grants that will be available soon. This page is updated regularly.

Grants open for bids

Greener City Fund Community Green Space Grants 

Do you want to create or improve a green space in your community, and improve Londoners' access to nature? Do you want to make your entire neighbourhood greener? Or do you want to green your school playground to improve air quality and create space for natural play?

We're looking for projects across the capital that will make our city greener and give Londoners the chance to get involved.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 30 September 2019. Projects should take place between January and December 2020.

Find out more information here 

 

Good Growth Fund

The Good Growth Fund is Mayor Sadiq Khan's £70 million regeneration programme to support growth and community development in London. 

Working with the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), the fund supports innovative, best practice regeneration activities, that enable:

  • Londoners to actively participate in their local community and have a say in how their city is shaped
  • delivery of co-ordinated place-based strategies that welcome growth in a way that works with the physical character of London’s many places
  • diverse and accessible local economies – from our high streets and town centres to industrial areas – to realise their full potential and making London a place of opportunity for all

Round 3 of the Good Growth Fund is now open for applications with over £20 million funding available. 

To get a well-balanced programme, we’re encouraging collaborative proposals that bring together a range of partners to focus resources and seize opportunities in a local area. 

Applications close at 4pm on 14 October 2019.

Find out more here.

 

Team London and Thrive LDN Grants 

In partnership with Thrive LDN and the #iWill Fund, Team London are offering grants of between £10,000 - £15,000 to organisations to deliver one year projects which encourage young Londoners who are more susceptible to developing mental health issues to volunteer or take part in social action.

For the final round of this grant programme we have broadened the cohorts of young people this programme will support to include young people from the traveller community, young people who have experienced domestic violence, LGBT+ young people and young people with physical disabilities.

For more information please click here. Applications close at midday on 18 October 2019.

 

MOPAC Bidding Opportunities

Current opportunities open include funding for services that support young victims of violence in A&E and a Victims of Crime, Small Grants Fund for small voluntary, community and social enterprise organistions who are seeking to improve cooperation and collaboration between providers, with the ultimate aim of providing end-to-end victim services. 

Find out more about these opportunities here. 

 

Stronger Communities Fund 

Grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 will be available for projects that use sport and physical activity to bring Londoners together from different backgrounds, cultures and faiths, as well as helping isolated and lonely Londoners feel better connected in their communities. 

The Stronger Communities Fund will support not-for-profit, small or informal organisations and groups, as well as individuals who often find it harder to access funding. 

This is a one-year rolling programme, so you can apply at any time before 15 May 2020 for funding. 

You can find our more about how to apply here. 

 

Culture Seeds Fund

Communities can now bid for grants ranging from £1,000-£5,000 as part of the Mayor's Culture Seeds Fund. The new grants will be used to support community-led cultural projects in every London borough.

Grants are available to fund arts and culture and heritage projects and activities. This includes visual and performing ares (music, dance and theatre), film screenings, digital art, cultural events and festivals, literature, spoken word, reading groups, craft and making activities, choirs and singing groups and creative writing.

Who can apply?

  • individual Londoners
  • not-for-profit organisations with an annual turnover of less than £50,000

Culture Seeds is now open for applications. Culture Seeds is a two-year rolling programme. There are no deadlines and you can apply at any time. Funding will be available until Spring 2020.

Read more about the fund and how to apply

 

OPDC: In the Making

Small grants scheme, in the making, is a new funding programme for community projects that share our aim of embedding art, culture and heritage at the heart of the major development and regeneration planned for Old Oak and Park Royal. 

We are offering micro-grants to support community arts, culture and heritage projects taking place in Old Oak and Park Royal, led by those living and working in the area. 

Deadline: rolling until September 2020.

Read more about the fund and how to apply

 

Housing Innovation Fund

The Mayor's Innovation Fund is available for those using innovative ways to deliver more affordable homes in London. This is part of Homes for Londoners, which brings together the Mayor's work to tackle the housing crisis.

Innovation can take many forms, but the Mayor is keen to understand how funding can support:

  • community-led housing
  • offsite and precision manufacturing of homes
  • new accommodation for homeless households

We are encouraging proposals from those that provide genuinely affordable homes to Londoners.

Read more about the fund and how to apply

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