Monday, 18th September, 2023

Applications now open for the Cory Community Fund

Cory is now accepting applications to its 2023 Community Fund, which provides grants for groups which have a positive impact on their local communities.

Grants of up to £7,500 are available, and funding will be distributed in 2023 and 2024.

The aim of the Community Fund is to support groups and projects that play a role in strengthening local communities, with a particular focus on activities that support Cory’s wider goals of:

  • Enhancing the local environment
  • Preventing waste and growing the reuse economy
  • Enhancing science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics skills
  • Supporting employability skills and helping people to access education
  • Increasing engagement with the River Thames
  • Impacting on people in the community in other meaningful ways

Grants are available to groups based in the boroughs in which Cory operates: Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, City of London, Gravesham, Greenwich, Lambeth, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Thurrock, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, and Westminster.

Last year, the Community Fund supported a range of projects including:

  • The Isle of Dogs Sea Cadets – funds from Cory supported summer classes in dinghying, canoeing and windsurfing.
  • The Re-Use Partnership – a Thurrock-based charity which promotes reuse and offers pre-owned furniture and household items for sale at affordable prices.
  • Groundwork – funds supported the REWORK refurbish and reuse project based in Wandsworth, where white good are repaired by trainees re-entering the workplace.
  • The Ahoy Centre – a river-based charity which provides education opportunities for the community through sailing, rowing and other water sports.

Applications are open until 1 December 2023. Further information and the application form can be found here.