Published: Monday, 1st August 2022

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has agreed a total funding pot of £3.6 million per year for the next Voluntary and Community Sector Grant Cycle at its Cabinet meeting on 20 July.

This is an increase of £555,000 (plus £200,000 of funding via Public Health) from the previous cycle, which runs from April 2023 to March 2027. The grant aims to support community groups by providing funding that can promote and improve their services. 

From 1 August, community groups in the borough will be able to bid for funding for support in the following categories: 

  • Community Centres 

  • Voluntary and Community Sector Development and Support 

  • Volunteering 

  • Advice Services 

  • Strategic Equalities 

  • Night Shelter Support 

  • Creativity for Everyone: Building our Creative Community 

  • Targeted Support for Children who Care – Young Carers 

  • Perinatal Mental Health Support 

  • Lower-Level Mental Health Support – Mild-Moderate 

  • Voluntary support for families known to Social Care 

  • Education Recovery – Closing the Gap in Achievement 

  • ASD and ADHD Support 

  • Detached Youth Support 

  • Children and young people affected by domestic abuse 

  • Strength in People 

  • Strength in Communities 

  • Strength in Diversity 

  • Domestic Abuse Services 

Cllr Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Equality, Culture and Communities said:

“Royal Greenwich is a vibrant, dynamic and diverse borough. While this helps make the borough a fantastic place to live, work and visit, it presents challenges and inequalities.  

“We want Royal Greenwich to be a place where everyone can succeed and prosper, which is why funding has been agreed to spend on supporting community groups that provide essential services to the people of this borough.” 

Organisations have until 30 September 2022 to apply, and their services must play a part in boosting the Council’s corporate values

Bid for Voluntary and Community Sector funding now