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.
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.
The borough has been divided into four neighbourhood areas for the growth fund.
Area one - Eltham and Shooters Hill (amount available £50,000)
- Coldharbour and New Eltham
- Eltham North
- Eltham South
- Eltham West
- Middle Park and Sutcliffe
- Shooters Hill
Area two - Blackheath and Greenwich (amount available £141,682)
- Blackheath Westcombe
- Greenwich West
Area three - Charlton and Woolwich (amount available £50,000)
- Kidbrooke with Hornfair
- Woolwich Common
- Woolwich Riverside
Area four - Abbey Wood, Plumstead and Thamesmead (amount available £50,000)
- Abbey Wood
- Thamesmead Moorings
A public vote took place to select projects for round four. Voting has now closed and successful projects will be announced in soon.
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