Making Space for Nature Community Fund

The Making Space for Nature Community Fund awards grants from £200 up to £2,000 to individuals, community groups, charities and schools to transform Thamesmead’s green spaces and help local people engage with nature.

The grants are funded by the Making Space for Nature programme, which is financially supported by Peabody and CLEVER Cities, and delivered by Groundwork, Peabody and The Mayor of London


There are two kinds of grants available:

Green Guardian Grant: A micro grant of up to £400 for small greening projects and interventions

Nature Hero Grant: A larger grant of up to £2000 for higher-profile greening projects and nature-based activities .

This is a rolling grant and applications can be made at any time from 6 April to 27 October with awards announced on a monthly basis.

Download the Making Space for Nature Community Fund guidelines and application form to apply.


Thamesmead Community Fund

The Thamesmead Community Fund awards grants from £200 up to £2,000 to individuals and organisations to deliver cultural or community projects to benefit Thamesmead’s residents. The money for the fund comes from the fees that Peabody earns through location filming in Thamesmead, and from the Peabody Community Foundation.

The Thamesmead Community Fund is run by Peabody,  the London Community Foundation, and an advisory group of local residents and stakeholders. 

The Thamesmead Community Fund is now open!

February 2021
Round Open: 22 Feb – 12 March
Q&A: Tuesday 2 March at 5pm; please email [email protected] if you wish to join the Q&A

June 2021
Round Open: 31 May – 18 June
Q&A: Tuesday 8 June at 5pm

October 2021
Round Open: 4 Oct – 22 Oct
Q&A: Tuesday 12 Oct at 5pm

February 2022
Round Open: 31 Jan 2022 – 18 Feb 2022
Q&A: Tuesday 8 Feb 2022 at 5pm

Click here to find out more about the application process and to apply.

If you would like to find out about the cultural or community projects which have received grants from the Thamesmead Community Fund, please click here.


Thamesmead Community Fund Panel

We have eight people from the immediate community that support us with the decision making on how our community grants are awarded within Thamesmead. They act as a champion for the wider community; are ambassadors for the Thamesmead Community Fund, and provide advice on how to promote the Fund within the local community.