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Greenwich Supports: Helping residents through winter

This funding opportunity is now closed. 

The Royal Borough of Greenwich would like to invite organisations to submit an application for its Greenwich Supports: Welcoming Spaces Grant. 

There is a total of £100,000 to allocate as part of the Welcoming Spaces Grant, to a maximum of 10 providers. 

Welcoming Spaces  

For Welcoming Spaces, the scheme is intended to support the setting up or improvement of physical spaces, as well as enabling indoor activities that encourage residents to come together to share, create and socialise.  

Welcoming Spaces are places where people can gather for free in a warm, safe, welcoming place, which should include free Wi-Fi, refreshments or group activities. All organisations must be willing to facilitate the delivery of advice and signposting services by LiveWell Greenwich.

There is a minimum of £1,000 and a maximum of £9,950 available for each organisation who applies and is successful. The focus of the scheme is to support community-led cooperation from 1 November 2023 to 31 March 2024. 

This funding can be used for, but not limited to, the following areas:  

  • Providing space and/or support for resident led activities such as craft making or game playing (e.g. costs for room hire, materials etc). 

  • Extending opening times and support to enable people to re-charge devices or simply have a safe space to be in.   

  • Creating ‘workspaces’ for visitors, where they can log onto a computer and apply to jobs/ check emails. 

  • Improving an existing space so more people can use the facility.  

  • Improving disabled access and facilities.  

  • Covering energy costs involved in running a Welcoming Space, and/or energy efficiency measures to keep the space warm.  

  • Running costs including staffing or volunteer costs. 

  • Provision of light refreshments, such as drinking water, hot or cold drinks, or fruit.  

  • More substantial food provision, such as community meals or hot food.  

  • Anything else that enables the space to be open and welcoming. 

Please note: If you are applying for a grant including food related activity, this must be in line with the principles of Good Food in Greenwich, where ‘good’ food means healthy, affordable, sustainable and culturally appropriate.