Mayor's Small Grants Programme

Mayor Community Chest Grant

The Mayor's Small Grants Programme is a fantastic opportunity for community groups and networks to get the funding they need to bring their projects to life.

What is the Mayor's Small Grants Programme?

Tower Hamlets Council want to support and invest in a thriving and diverse voluntary and community sector (VCS) to help improve the lives of residents.

This programme will provide £800,000 of annual grant funding to small-sized VCS organisations in the borough with a maximum annual income of £150,000.

The closing date for an organisation to submit their application is 2 February. 

 

What are the themes and priorities of the fund?

The Mayor's Small Grants Programme was developed in partnership with residents and partners and consists of five themes:

 

Mayors and Young Mayors Youth Empowerment Fund – Support young people in designing, bidding, and delivering projects for their peers.

For more information on the Mayor's and Young Mayor's Youth Empowerment Fund, click here.

 

Mayor's Positive Activities for Young People – Support activities during school holidays

For more information on the Mayor's Positive Activities for Young People, click here.

 

Community events – Support events that bring communities together, celebrate our diversity, and national and regional celebrations.

For more information on the Mayor's Community Events Programme, click here .

 

Mayor's Capacity Building Programme – Support organisational development which strengthens local organisations' ability to deliver services

For more information on the Mayor's Capacity Building Programme, click here.

 

Community chest - Small grants to support community events and activities

For more information on the Mayor's Community Chest, click here .

 

How can organisations apply?

The deadline for applications is  2nd February 2024. 

All the information on how to apply is available on the  Council's website, which can be accessed by clicking here.

Organisations must apply using the Blackbaud Grant Management online portal, which can be accessed by clicking here.

 

What support is available for interested organisations?

The Council will be delivering information events focusing on:

  • our vision and priorities for the grants programme
  • the application process, including guidance and our online grants management system

 

Events

Date: 24 January

Time: 10 to 11.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Tower Hamlets Town Hall, 160 Whitechapel Road London E1 1BJ

Click here to register for the small grants information session - 24 January