Inspiring Communities Fund

Tower Hamlets Homes' Inspiring Communities Fund offers grants of between £100 - £5000 to Tower Hamlets Homes residents and local community groups who have great ideas for improving their local neighbourhoods.

We can fund a range of different initiatives: everything from Community Food Gardens to events that bring communities together, and from social activities for older and socially isolated residents to activities for young people during school holidays.

We are particularly keen to fund environmental projects and locally based social activities that target a wide range of age groups and improve physical and/or mental health.

Who can apply?

We accept applications from individual Tower Hamlets Homes residents*, Community Groups, and Tenants’ and Residents’ Associations. We do not pay for any staff salaries or for any capital costs to purchase equipment/furniture from this fund. Please refer to the Application Guidance Notes for further details.

*Please note that individual resident applications will need support from a TRA or Community Group, which will need to have a bank account that the grant can be paid into.


The Inspiring Communities Fund will reopen for applications on Friday 20th September.

The exact forms may change ahead of the next round of the fund, but to get an idea of the process, please refer to the documents downloadable below:

For information about the projects that have been funded through the Inspiring Communities Fund, please refer to the following document:

If you have any further questions about the Inspiring Communities Fund, or if you would like support in completing your application, please contact

If you would like to be the first to hear about future Inspiring Communities Fund rounds then please sign up to our mailing list here.


Other grants available to Tower Hamlets residents

Osmani Trust:

Grants of up to £500 for small community groups.


Tower Hamlets Innovation Fund

Tap into support from the council and the Spacehive community.


Arts Council Project Grants

For individual artists, community groups, and cultural organisations.



Grants of up to £1,500 for sports activities, clubs, youth groups and community organisations.


Metropolitan Public Gardens Association

Small grants and practical assistance for community gardens and green sites.


Tower Hamlets Sports Council

Sports clubs can join the council to apply for grants of up to £500.


Near Neighbours Fund

Grants for events and initiatives that bring together people from different backgrounds.


Children in Need small grants

For not-for-profit organisations of any size working with disadvantaged children and young people.


Tower Habitats Biodioversity Grants

Grants of up to £2000 for community groups undertaking biodiversity enhancement projects.


Greggs Foundation

Local Community and Environmental grants programmes.


Greener City Fund

Grants for people or groups who want to create or improve neighbourhood green spaces.