Published: Wednesday, 25th January 2023

Over the next four years, voluntary and community organisations across Royal Greenwich will receive £3.655 million in council funding.

The 67 Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) grants were decided through a robust application and assessment process and were formally agreed by the Council’s Cabinet on 25 January (subject to call in). 

Councillor Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Equality, Culture and Communities, said: “I’m thrilled to say that we’ll be investing £3.655 million into the borough’s voluntary and community sector. Through 67 grants, we’ll support charities and community centres and organisations over the next four years, including more smaller grassroots groups than ever before. 

“Our borough’s voluntary and community sector plays an essential role in supporting the most in need throughout our diverse communities and we are proud to be able to continue to strengthen it by funding its vital work.  

“Our grants range from £4,000 to £363,000 per year to tackle multiple social issues including inequality, poverty, homelessness, loneliness, domestic violence, mental health issues and much more.” 

The grant recipients for the 2023 to 2027 round of VCS funding are:  

  • Abbey Wood Community Group 

  • Age UK 

  • Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind (BLG Mind) 

  • Big Red Bus Club Charlton 

  • Big Red Kick CIC 

  • Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) 

  • Citizens of the World Choir 

  • Clockhouse Community Centre 

  • Coffee Afrik 

  • Community Arts Fund 

  • East Greenwich Legal Advice Clinic 

  • Emergency Exit Arts 


  • FST SMaRT Pathways 

  • Greenwich Area Involvement Network (GAIN) 

  • Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency (GCDA) 

  • Greenwich Inclusion Project (GrIP) 

  • Glyndon Community Group 

  • Greenwich Carers Centre 

  • Greenwich Citizens Advice Bureau 

  • Greenwich Housing Rights 

  • Greenwich Mencap 

  • Greenwich Volcare 

  • Greenwich Winter Night Shelter 

  • Gwest Community Association 

  • Her Centre Ltd 

  • Homestart Greenwich 

  • Imago Community 



  • Mental Health Peer Support 

  • Metro Centre Ltd 

  • MetroGAD 

  • Middle Park Community Centre 

  • MumsAid 

  • Mycenae House/Vanbrugh Community Association 

  • Parent Power Education 

  • People's Parliament 

  • Plumcroft Home School Association 

  • Plumstead Community Law Centre 

  • Power Mobile Gym 

  • Protein Dance 

  • Roots4Life 

  • Shrewsbury House Community Association 

  • Somali Parents Network 

  • St Mary’s Eltham Community Centre Association 

  • TACO! 

  • Thames Reach Charity 

  • The Forum at Greenwich 

  • The Mary Dolly Foundation 

  • The Under 5's Project 

  • Tramshed 

  • Volunteer Centre Greenwich 

  • Volunteering Matters 

  • WorkTrain Greenwich 

  • YMCA 

  • YMCA Thames Gateway 

All the successful organisations have pledged to sign the Royal Greenwich Equality and Equity Charter, a commitment to champion equality across the borough. 

The voluntary and community sector grants process will open again in 2027. The Council has a range of grants programmes including the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund, Ward budgets, Community Arts Fund and Black History 365 Funding that organisations can also apply to throughout the year.