Grassroots funding and support

 Neighbourhood Wallet community fund

A pot of £50,000 available to the community, for the community


You know your community best – we want to hear from you what you think your neighbourhood needs to make it safer, more connected, and better to grow up in. Come pitch an idea to our panel for up to £1,000 to pilot it, or pitch your tried and tested project and secure up to £5,000 of funding to make a lasting difference to your neighbourhood.

application process

The fund is open for applications on a rolling basis until December 2023

If interested, you will be required to fill in a short expression of interest, and then the Community Development Manager will be in touch

You will then pitch your idea to a panel of community members, young people, and grassroots organisation representatives


who can apply?

If you are a young person, community member, or unregistered community group you can pitch for up to £1,000

To be eligible for funding above £1,000 you must be a registered charity, CIC, community group and/or social enterprise – if you are in the process of registering or want support setting up get in touch!

More detailed eligibility, application requirements, and Frequently Asked Questions can be found in the Neighbourhood Wallet External Guidance 23-24 (1)

I want to apply

Before applying, please read through the Neighbourhood Wallet External Guidance 23-24 (1)

If you are ready to apply, please fill out the expression of interest for the grant you are applying for:

EOI for up to £1,000

EOI for up to £5,000

Once completed, the Community Development Manager will be in touch to arrange any pre-application support and schedule a pitch!

Previously Funded projects

The Community Shop Newham is a social enterprise dedicated to showcasing handcrafted local goods to the community by giving hand-makers in Newham a physical and virtual platform to sell their products to the public.

We give opportunities to young people aged 18-25 to test their ideas in the store and gain retail experience, with feedback and support from the shop manager as well as regular peer mentoring.



Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, London E16 1AL

SCK Fitness offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Boxing sessions to young people ages 14-25.


Mondays & Fridays 7-8:30pm, £5, St Mark’s Community Centre

Sundays 4-5:30pm, FREE, Diesel Gym


instagram: @sckfitnessteam

The Garden Community Cafe is a FREE drop in youth club for young people ages 12-16


Monday to Friday 3pm – 5pm

The Garden Community Cafe, 7 Cundy Rd, London E16 3DJ


Hannah Tulloch 07784672546

Newham Panthers FC is a grassroots football club offering accessible football sessions to young people of all ages and abilities across Newham


Jonathan Lofulo

Talk 2 Terry is an online and in person support group, offering weekly group discussion sessions where men are encouraged to discuss mental health and the topics surrounding mental wellbeing.

With this funding, Terry will be expanding Talk 2 Terry’s reach by recording a podcast series around men’s mental health and wellbeing. Stay Tuned for release info!

Learn to prepare for conflicts before they emerge and de-escalate emotions in heated situations through group sessions


Arnaud: 07415 233105,

A Few Great Men will offer a workshop through their Y.O.U. project, bringing 12 young men on a journey of Self-Discovery, which will bring forth a more recognisable identity, heighten self-worth, and release the true potential within


Friday, February 17th, 10-4pm


Contact Michael: 07957 005046, 

BHAO’s vision is to uplift and enrich the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. By focusing on their strengths, we aim to steer young people away from many of the common pitfalls and self-fulfilling prophecies placed upon them. .

Through the Neighbourhood Wallet, BHAO are offering outreach across AA1’s target areas in Newham.


Through the Neighbourhood Wallet, the Brave Project have launched ‘You Got This’, a FREE 6 week wellbeing/personal development program for black men 16-24. 


insta: the_braveproject

Capacity building support

In addition to the Neighbourhood Wallet, AA1 provide capacity building support for grassroots organisations looking to develop. We can help you directly through one-to-one mentoring and tailored workshops and/or point you in the direction of specialist services in Newham that provide support.

For more information about the Neighbourhood Wallet or capacity support, contact Rachel Henry, AA1 Programme Manager at