Funding for community projects

People Powered Places

People Powered Places give Newham residents the chance to change their local area for the best. It is one of the largest participatory budgeting programmes in the UK. Newham residents have £1.6 million to spend across Newham on local projects delivered by local people, for local people.

How does it work?

Newham has 8 Community Neighbourhoods. Each Community Neighbourhood has been allocated £200,000 to spend on improvements to the area. Beckton and Royal Docks and Custom House and Canning Town will receive an additional £80,000 to share from ‘Create Your Docks’ community fund through the Royal Docks team.

This money comes from Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL). NCIL is a charge on new development to help fund strategic and neighbourhood infrastructure in Newham.

The criteria for NCIL funded projects are:

  1. Projects that help with the development and growth of your area
  2. Projects that improve our public spaces and infrastructure
  3. Projects that improve the health and happiness of the local community

All project applications will need to meet the NCIL criteria and local priorities of the Community Neighbourhood to be eligible for funding.

Apply for funding now

Project applications open now until Sunday 10 September. Residents can apply for up to £5,000 and voluntary, community and faith sector organisations (VCFS) can apply for up to £20,000.

Apply and find all information and guidance

Newham Co-create

Need some support to apply? Join one of our support clinics online or in person. Find out more on Newham Co-create.

Contact your Community Neighbourhood team if you need more support. Paper application forms are available at all Newham libraries.

Community Neighbourhood contact details (PDF)