Grants for local projects
Round five of the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund (GNGF) has now closed to applications. The applications received will be assessed against published criteria and there will be a public vote on projects in early 2023. Final funding decisions will be made in spring 2023.
Local organisations can apply to GNGF for funding for projects including providing community facilities, environmental improvements, new play equipment, and improvements to community buildings. There is a minimum bid amount of £5,000.
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 GNFG.
The GNFG can be spent on anything which addresses the impact of development in an area.
The borough has been divided into four neighbourhood areas for the Growth Fund.
Area one - Eltham and Kidbrooke (amount available £156,770.94)
- Eltham Page
- Eltham Park and Progress
- Eltham Town and Avery Hill
- Kidbrooke Village and Sutcliffe
- Middle Park and Horn Park
- Mottingham, Coldharbour and New Eltham
Area two - Blackheath and Greenwich (amount available £57,350.16)
- Blackheath Westcombe
- East Greenwich
- Greenwich Creekside
- Greenwich Park
- Greenwich Peninsula
Area three - Charlton and Woolwich (amount available £87,635.49)
- Charlton Hornfair
- Charlton Village and Riverside
- Kidbrooke Park
- Woolwich Arsenal
- Woolwich Common
- Woolwich Dockyard
Area four - Abbey Wood, Plumstead and Thamesmead (amount available £30,000.00)
- Abbey Wood
- Plumstead and Glyndon
- Plumstead Common
- Shooters Hill
- Thamesmead Moorings
- West Thamesmead
Previously funded projects
Over £1.7m has been awarded to 96 projects in the previous rounds. 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
The closing date for applications to the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund has now passed and applications are no longer being accepted. Thank you.