Grants for projects around the Woolwich Estates

The Woolwich Estates regeneration project consists of the demolition of Connaught, Morris Walk and Maryon Road and Grove Estates and the building of over 1,500 new homes in partnership with Lovell.

The small grants scheme has been set up as part of the agreement with Lovell to provide funding for projects local people think will improve the area and make a difference to people's lives.

Up to £2,000 is available for each application as well as larger one-off grants.

The closing date for applications is Friday 1 March 2019.

Who can apply

Residents, schools and charitable organisations with a postcode of SE7 and SE18 within the Woolwich Common and Woolwich Riverside wards can apply.

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

What you can get funding for

The grant must be used to benefit the local community. Examples of projects include:

  • improvements to a park
  • creating a community garden
  • setting up or improving a youth club or dance school
  • events for older people and disabled people.

Ideally you must be prepared to use the grant within three months of receiving it.

How to apply

You'll need to give a description of your project and how you think it will benefit the community. You'll also need to provide information about what your organisation does and how it's funded.

We suggest that you prepare your answers in advance as each page times out after ten minutes.

You can sign up for a website account so you can save the form at the end of each page, and come back and complete it at a later date.

Your application will proceed faster if you provide copies of:

  • your constitution or rules
  • a recent annual report or latest audited account or spending plan
  • equal opportunities statement
  • safeguarding policy.

Complete the online form

What happens next

Once we receive your application it will be assessed by the Woolwich Estates project team, the applications passing this stage will then be presented to the Woolwich Estates steering group.

If you’re successful we’ll let you know within three months of receiving your application.

You'll be expected to provide updates on the project so we can monitor how the grant is used.