Inspiring Communities Fund

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The 11th round for the Inspiring Communities Fund is now closed. The next round is open Friday 10 January 2020 and closes Friday 7 February 2020.


Tower Hamlets Homes is proud to announce that the Inspiring Communities Fund is now open for the 11th round of funding.


The Inspiring Communities Fund will offer grants of between £100 - £5000 to THH residents and community organisations with great ideas on how to improve their local neighbourhoods.* Before applying, please read through the Application Guidance Notes carefully to find out more about our funding requirements. You may be interested in partnering up with another community organisation or TRA for your application – for more information, please take a look at the Community Asset List.


We are keen to fund locally-based social activities that bring people in THH neighbourhoods together. You can apply for funding to support local events, projects and activities: if you’ve ever wanted to start a Community Food Garden or set up an exercise class to benefit others in your neighbourhood – this is your chance. Individual residents**, Community Groups and Tenants’ and Residents’ Associations can apply.


*Please note the next round of this funding will re-open on the 10 January 2020.  If you would like to hold or deliver any Christmas events or activities this is the round to submit your application.


Fokrul Hoque, Community Partnerships Manager at THH said:

"There are so many people in the community who want to make a difference – our Inspiring Communities Fund is a good initiative which helps make projects a reality. If you’re a THH resident or a local community group, and you’ve got a great idea for a project that could make a real difference to your community – we want to hear from you!"


To apply, simply download, complete and return your applications by email to or by post to the Financial Health Centre, Raynham House, Massingham Street, E1 4EB by 5pm on Friday 25 October 2019.


Click below to download:


For more information email the Community Partnerships Team at or call 020 7364 5015.

*Applicants are not able to receive more that £5,000 across three funding rounds

**Please note that individual resident applications will need support from a TRA or Community Group. Full details can be found in the guidance notes.


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.