Apply for the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund

Grants for local projects

If you have an idea for a local project then you can apply for a grant from the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund.

You can apply for amounts over £5,000. The maximum depends on the area your project is based in.

The current round of applications closed on 4 February 2018.

The next round will open in the second half of 2018. Projects must be started within the following six months.

Who can apply

Organisations such as registered charities and companies, and individuals can apply.

If you're an individual, then you'll need to apply in partnership with a constituted organisation (My Community website).

What kind 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.

We recommend that projects address the issues that most need improving in each area, as identified by the 2017 Greenwich Residents Survey.

The funding will support the set up costs but not the ongoing maintenance and running costs.

Read the full guidance for more information

Funding in each area

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 this, called Neighbourhood CIL, is allocated to local projects. 

Royal Greenwich is divided into four neighbourhoods and the maximum amount of funding depends on the amount of Neighbourhood CIL raised in each area.

Any funds left over at the end of the financial year are added to the following year.

The wards and amounts available for the last round are listed below:

Area one - Eltham and Shooters Hill

Amount available - £78,973

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

Area two - Blackheath and Greenwich

Amount available - £137,101

  • Blackheath Westcombe
  • Peninsula
  • Greenwich West

Area three - Charlton and Woolwich

Amount available - £30,000

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

Area four - Abbey Wood, Plumstead and Thamesmead

Amount available - £30,000

  • Abbey Wood
  • Glyndon Plumstead
  • Thamesmead Moorings

Projects must take place in a single neighbourhood as they can only receive funding from one area.

Find which ward your project is in

How to apply

You'll be able to submit your application online when the next round opens later in 2018.

To complete the online form you need to sign up for a website account. You'll then be able to save your form and come back and complete it at a later date.

Before beginning the form, make sure you read the full guidance as you'll need to be able to show:

  • evidence to demonstrate need for the project and who will benefit
  • endorsement of all ward councillors of the ward in which the proposal will be delivered
  • a breakdown of the budget and other financial details.

We recommend that you prepare your answers in advance.

Download the full guidance