Grants for local projects


Applications open for Round 6 of the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund (GNGF)

Round 6 of the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund (GNGF) is now open.

Applications are invited from now until Monday 18 December 2023. Following the closing date, applications will be assessed against published criteria and there will be a public vote on projects in early 2024. Final funding decisions will be made in Spring 2024.

Apply for Round 6 of the GNGF

Before you apply, make sure you read the funding and application form guidance.

Apply for Round 6 of the GNGF

About the GNGF

Local organisations can apply to the GNGF for funding for projects including improvements to community buildings, environmental improvements and new play equipment. 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 local developments to help improve 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 the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund (GNGF).

The GNFG can be spent on anything which addresses the impact of development in an area.

Funding areas

The borough has been divided into four neighbourhood areas for the Growth Fund. 

Area one - Eltham and Kidbrooke (amount available £222,632)

  • 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 £71,687)

  • Blackheath Westcombe
  • East Greenwich
  • Greenwich Creekside
  • Greenwich Park
  • Greenwich Peninsula

Area three - Charlton and Woolwich (amount available £106,545)

  • Charlton Hornfair
  • Charlton Village and Riverside
  • Kidbrooke Park
  • Woolwich Arsenal
  • Woolwich Common
  • Woolwich Dockyard

Area four - Abbey Wood, Plumstead and Thamesmead (amount available £141,599)

  • Abbey Wood
  • Plumstead and Glyndon
  • Plumstead Common
  • Shooters Hill
  • Thamesmead Moorings
  • West Thamesmead  

Previously funded projects

Over £2m has been awarded to 122 projects in the previous five 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

Download the full list of successful projects.