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, Hertfordshire, Kensington and Chelsea, Thurrock, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, and Westminster.

Applications have now closed

Applications for the Community Fund closed on 1 December 2023. The next round of applications will open in Autumn 2024.

Community Fund Application Form

If you would prefer to fill in the form offline, please download a PDF version here.

Your group/organisation

Main contact details

Secondary contact details:

Your activity/project

(please provide the borough and postcode)

  • Your organisational /project goals
  • How your project / activities meet the application criteria
  • How your project / activities will help your community, including who will benefit
  • Whether and how your community will be involved in the project / activities
  • The intended short, medium and long-term outcomes of the activity on which the fund will be spent
  • The opportunity for longer term engagement with Cory

(the maximum award available is £7,500, but we anticipate the average award to be c£1500-£2000)

Is there an opportunity for any Cory employees to be involved in your project / activity (e.g. in a voluntary capacity)?

Additional information