2018 is Thamesmead’s 50th anniversary. To celebrate we’re launching a new community fund. This will be an opportunity for individuals, community groups and local businesses to make a difference to Thamesmead.
Grants of between £200 and £2,000 will be awarded throughout the year. The fund will support individuals, community groups, or local businesses who want to deliver activities in Thamesmead which connect the community.
We’re looking for inspiring community projects. These could be street parties and picnics, to school trips, community gardens, local artworks and films. Or, if you’re a local business needing some support, this fund could help to take your business to the next level.
How to apply
Please download the application form here and email it to [email protected]. You will hear back within six weeks if you have been successful. We have also included some guidelines to help you with your application.
Source of the funding
The Thamesmead 50th Fund has been made possible by all the location filming happening in Thamesmead. Over the years, Thamesmead has increasingly become a popular destination for filming activity with film-makers using the architecture and beautiful landscapes to film dramas, music videos and commercials. We do understand that filming can sometimes be disruptive so, since September 2017, all filming fees have been ring-fenced for the Thamesmead 50th fund to ensure that filming activity is directly benefitting the local community.
We are also committed to supporting local entrepreneurs and each year we make funding available to help local businesses and entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground. Last year we supported a number of businesses and this year we want to see even more local people supported so this funding will also be part of the Thamesmead 50th fund and available all year round.
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.
Thamesmead Culture Guide
In 2017 we published the first ever Thamesmead Culture Guide. Covering key places and spaces, local creative and businesses, groups and clubs, you'll get a real insight into the artistic offer in Thamesmead and the people behind it, including filmmakers, artists, designers, curators and poets, who all call Thamesmead their home.