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Grants for local projects

The fund uses money from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) which is a scheme that allows councils to raise money from developments to use on improving infrastructure.

A portion of the CIL collected (15%) is made available to be spent on local priorities in consultation with the community; this is known as Neighbourhood CIL or the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund.

What types of projects

The Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund can be spent on anything which addresses the impact of development in an area.

This could include projects which provide community facilities, environmental improvements, new play equipment, and improvements to community buildings.

Funding areas

For the purposes of collecting and allocating the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund, the borough has been divided into four neighbourhood areas. 

Area one - Eltham and Shooters Hill

  • Coldharbour and New Eltham
  • Eltham North
  • Eltham South
  • Eltham West
  • Middle Park and Sutcliffe
  • Shooters Hill

Area two - Blackheath and Greenwich

  • Blackheath Westcombe
  • Peninsula
  • Greenwich West

Area three - Charlton and Woolwich

  • Charlton
  • Kidbrooke with Hornfair
  • Woolwich Common
  • Woolwich Riverside

Area four - Abbey Wood, Plumstead and Thamesmead

  • Abbey Wood
  • Glyndon
  • Plumstead
  • Thamesmead Moorings

Next round of funding 

Round 4 of Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund launched on 16 November and the deadline for applications is 28 March 2021 (23:59 GMT).

The amounts per area for round 4 are:

Area (wards)

Amount available

Area 1 (Eltham and Shooters Hill)


Area 2 (Blackheath and Greenwich)


Area 3 (Charlton and Woolwich)


Area 4 (Abbey Wood, Plumstead and Thamesmead)


Round 4 Schedule (updated as of 10 February 2021)

Application window: 16 Nov 2020 to 28 March 2021
Validation of applications: 29 March 2021 to 18 April 2021
Public vote: 19 April to 2 May 2021
Area meetings: TBC

Following the validation of applications there will be a two week public vote when residents can vote for their preferred projects.

New for Round 4

Area meetings when Ward Councillors from each neighbourhood area will attend an area meeting to agree how the available funding in their area should be allocated.

Once these decisions have been made, a report will be presented to Cabinet in spring 2021.

How to apply

Previously funded projects

Over £1.2m has been awarded to 60 projects in rounds one and two and three. These include projects such as:

  • replacing windows at a play centre
  • creating a sensory garden for a hospice
  • running a digital inclusion programme
  • park and playground improvements across the borough
  • a community crèche

Download the full list of successful projects