Are you a neighbourhood-based project or a community of interest?

We support local neighbourhood-based projects and communities of interest. Before continuing, please tell us which applies to your project.

It's important that you select the right one, as the application process for communities of interest is slightly different to neighbourhood-based projects.

In all cases, the project should be for people who experience greater social and economic disadvantage than people living in other areas.


Neighbourhood-based project

A neighbourhood-based project is small and local. For example, involving residents living in a few streets, an estate, a small village and working in one or more of our fundable neighbourhoods.

We are a
neighbourhood-based project

Community of interest

A community of interest is a group of people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests and wish to come together to address issues that are important to them. They may live across a wider area but they must live close enough to each other to meet up regularly.

We are a
community of interest


If you are unsure, our short video below could help you to decide.

If you are still not sure, please call us on 020 7749 5151 and we can help you. Alternatively, you can click here to email us.

If you have one or more protected characteristic/s under the Equality Act 2010, we can make reasonable adjustments and help you with any part of the application or process. You can contact us to discuss this by:

Telephoning: 020 7749 5151

Emailing: [email protected]

Writing to us at: 2 Bath Place, Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3DR

You have already completed an application for funding, are you sure you would like to submit another application? You should only submit another application if it is for a different project. If you want to amend an application that has already been submitted, please call us on 020 7749 9100.

Begin a new application