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. It is available all year round with deadlines for applications every three months.

Upcoming deadlines:

  • Monday 18 November 2019
  • Monday 24 February 2020
  • Monday 1 June 2020

Click here to apply.


Festival Production Group

Over the last three years, many of you have helped us ensure that the Thamesmead Festival is an accessible, friendly and fun experience; that can be attended by local people and visitors from afar.

For the Thamesmead Festival in 2020 we want to take local resident involvement a step further and create a Festival Production Group. The group of local residents will be supported to become the key decision makers around the development of the whole festival, making sure that the interests and needs of the whole community are at the heart of the event.

Click here to apply.


Thamesmead Community Fund Panel: Application

We are looking for eight people from the immediate community to apply to become part of the panel that can support us with the decision making on how our community grants are awarded within Thamesmead. We want people who can act as a champion for the wider community; be an ambassador for the Thamesmead Community Fund; and provide advice on how to promote the Fund within the local community.

If this sounds like you, please apply here


Thamesmead Culture Forum

Get involved in arts and culture in Thamesmead by attending our monthly Thamesmead Culture Forum. It is for anyone interested in culture who wants to share their work and ideas, contribute their expertise or local knowledge, and welcome others who want to contribute to culture in Thamesmead. The forum is held every first Wednesday of the Month, from 5 – 7pm.


Thamesmead Community Archive

Thamesmead's Community Archive is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and has already unearthed a number of documents, artefacts and photos that link to Thamesmead's History - all contributed by local people. You can find out more about the Community Archive here.


Thamesmead Culture Guide

In 2017 we published the first ever Thamesmead Culture Guide. In it we celebrate the artistic offer in Thamesmead and the people behind it - from filmmakers, artists, and designers to curators and poets. Highlighting Thamesmead's key cultural people and places will help to create a place where people want to be and where they feel at home, because we know that bricks and mortar don't create a community. Culture does.