Making Space for Nature Community Fund

The Making Space for Nature Community Fund is back for 2022!

After the success of round one last year we’re now launching round two of the fund. There are grants from £200 up to £2,000 available to individuals, community groups, charities and schools who want 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 GroundworkPeabody 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.

If you’d like to apply, we recommend you contact the team to discuss your idea. We ask that all schools get in touch before submitting an application form.

Please contact Rupal Shah at Groundwork London:

[email protected] or 07889 755 119 (Tues to Thurs)

Applications can be made from 21 March to 6 June 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis. Please ensure you have read and understand the below fund guidelines before completing an application form.

Download the Making Space for Nature Community Fund guidelines and application form (from 21 March) to apply.

Last year’s successful applications included a variety of exciting and creative project ideas. For example, planting on balconies to brighten up the neighbourhood, nature-inspired guided walks, outdoor learning spaces for children and young people, cooking workshops linked to growing your own ingredients and creating community edible gardens.


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 2022
Round Open: Monday 17 Jan 2022 – Friday 4 Feb 2022
Zoom Q&A: Tuesday 25 Jan 2022 at 5pm; please email [email protected] if you'd like to join the Q&A.

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.