Funding body information

Royal Borough of Greenwich Council

Customer Services
The Woolwich Centre
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020 8854 8888

Point of contact:

Sustainability and Renewal, 020 8921 5297,


Greenwich Pride Awards

The Royal Borough of Greenwich Council currently administers the Greenwich Pride Awards- for projects providing local environmental improvements. Added benefits can also feature in any of the following areas:

  • health improvement skills
  • training and empowerment
  • local community engagement
  • school/biodiversity
  • educational projects.

Grants can be made up to a maximum of £1,500 to VCS groups who fulfil the programme's eligibility criteria. Grants are available for capital and equipment purchase, labour, any other costs associated with the project. Grants are one-off and ongoing costs will not be supported.

Greenwich pride is a rolling programme and applications can be received at any time. An assessment panel meets quarterly and once they have met, applicants will be advised on the outcome of their bid within two weeks.

Advice and support on developing your project is available from the Strategic Development staff.

Further information on funding available can be found at the council's Community Grants section.

Community Chest Grants

Community Chest Grants are also offered by the council in cooperation with the London Community Foundation. Grants are offered to projects that encourage greater involvement in local community activities. The availability of grants varies, so you should check the London Community Foundation website to see what is available.

Community food-growing grants

Capital Growth offers practical help, grants, training and support to groups that wish to set up community food-growing projects. Joining is free and it provides benefits such as discounted training and materials, advice and help finding volunteers.

More information is available on the Capital Growth website.

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: "Finding your commissioner"

Voluntary Sector Funding Pages:

Community Chest Grants for the Greenwich area

Greenwich Compact

Useful organisations:

Greenwich Action for Voluntary Services (GAVS)

The website is accesible, helpful and informative. However the information provided is not comprehensive and often refers to other types of funding such as lottery funding as opposed to funding streams directly from the Council. There is only currently one scheme from the Council for the VCS.

There are many links to external sources of funding from sources such as central government, European funding and trusts and foundations.

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