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

Head2Work Project 

The Head 2Work project will support young Londoners aged 18 to 24 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).

They may have other specific complex needs or characteristics of disadvantage, which increases the risk of them experiencing reduced opportunities, low incomes and unemployment later in life.

The deadline for submitting applications is 5pm on Friday 19 July 2019.

Find out more about the fund here. 

 

Small Grants Programme 

Team London is offering grants of £5,000 to £10,000 for volunteering projects that help people who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation. These Londoners are sometimes referred through social prescribing to small charities and voluntary organisations. The grants will help to develop the grantees’ ability to engage sustainably with social prescribing.

Since 2013, Team London has funded small organisations who support Londoners but may not meet the criteria for larger-scale funding. 

You can learn more about the Small Grants Programme and make an application here. The deadline is 13 September 2019.

 

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 

 

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