Thamesmead Community Fund

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We are delighted to manage the Thamesmead Community Fund.

The Fund awards grants of up to £3,000 to support charities and community groups or individuals to deliver activities in Thamesmead that connect the community and support social and cultural activities.

The latest round will enable groups or individuals to deliver indoor, outdoor or online projects over the next few months that are compliant with government guidelines and can be run safely with these guidelines in mind.

To find out more about this fund, please take a look at the fund guidelines and application form guidance by clicking on the buttons below or at the top right hand side of the screen. *Please note there are different application forms for organisations and individuals.

Following the success of these grants, Peabody are continuing the fund and have around £80,000 to distribute to individuals and community groups across Thamesmead over two rounds in 2024/25. In line with the past two years, we have increased the maximum funding amount available to £3,000 in order to better support grantees with rising costs due to inflation.

What can the fund support?


Applications must be for projects/activities that demonstrate benefits for the wider Thamesmead community and meet one or more of the following themes:

1. Increases levels of arts and cultural activity

2. Supports educational outcomes for a group

3. Brings the community together

4. Seeks to improve local health and wellbeing

5. Encourages community use of local outdoor spaces

6. Supports activities to strengthen children and family relationships

7. Help people develop new skills

8. Provides local services or activities for older people

9. Use nature of gardening to bring people together

10. Provide opportunities for people to connect with and enjoy the natural environment

11. Increase biodiversity in Thamesmead

Grant size

Grants of up to £3,000 are available covering costs relating to the proposed project.


The Thamesmead Community Fund (TMCF) will provide grants for not-for-profit organisations* including charities and community organisations, and also for Thamesmead residents aged 18+ who have an existing or new project.

Income Threshold

Applicant organisations must have an annual income of £100,000 or less.

How to apply

To apply to this fund, please take a look at the fund guidelines and application form guidance by clicking on the buttons below or at the top right-hand side of the screen and then clicking on the 'Apply now' button.


The deadline for applications is 12noon on Monday 20th May. Decisions will be released in w/c Monday 1st July 2024.


We accept applications for projects taking place in publicly accessible venues and on Peabody land, providing these are safe to access and all relevant health and safety documents have been submitted.

If you require a community space to deliver your project, we would like to encourage you to consider The Nest and Moorings Social Club to help bring the spaces to life with new and exciting activity for local residents to access. If your activity is taking place between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, both venues will be available for at a subsidised rate of £10 per hour.

  • The Nest is located near Southmere Lake, 3 Cygnet Square, London, SE2 9FA.
  • Moorings Social Club is located at Arnott Close, Thamesmead SE28 8BG.

For details of how to register for a tour of the spaces and for more information, please contact or call 020 3828 4920.

Contact details

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any element of the fund or your application, please contact us on 020 7582 5117 or at

The Thamesmead Team are here to help. Should you have any further querier regarding your application please email Please state Thamesmead Community Fund in your subject line and give us a short summary of your project ide and query.