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Borough, Bankside and Bermondsey

Chambers Wharf Community Enhancement Fund

As part of the planning consent for the Tideway project, a Community Enhancement Fund (CEF) with a £1m budget has been set up to deliver local community benefit for people impacted by the construction work taking place at the Thames Tideway Chambers Wharf construction site. The legal agreement, attached to the planning consent, provides a framework for how the CEF should be spent.

Chambers Wharf Community Enhancement Fund map
Chambers Wharf Community Enhancement Fund map

Where can the money be spent?

The CEF can be spent on projects which benefit the community directly affected by the construction of the tunnel, within a designated area between Jamaica Road, Mill Street, the river and West Lane.

What can the money be spent on?

Funding can be spent on any positive project idea which can benefit the community within the project area and can be properly maintained in the future.

Download a simple version of the funding criteria (PDF, 263kb).

Who can apply for funding?

 Any groups or individuals who can deliver projects that benefit the residents living in the above area can apply, including:

  • local community groups
  • educational groups
  • voluntary sector, community or resident group
  • art groups
  • local cultural and community events

Who decides how the money is spent?

A panel members group made up of the local community has been set up to vote on applications submitted to the CEF. The panel are key stakeholders and local community members: Cherry Gardens Estate, Luna House, Fountain Green Square, Dickens Estate, Wrayburn House, Peabody Estate and many more individuals.

What has been spent so far?

Aerial view of planters laid out in the communal area of the estate
Wrayburn TMO community planting
Wrayburn TMO community planting

Approved £16,500 Replaces Community Garden as the wooden planters have now become rotten. This funding will also provide a community vegetable garden.

In September the TMO are planning a community party to encourage residents to get involved in gardening, get active outdoors and meet people.

How can I apply for funding?

Please download the application form (docx, 234kb) and email it to or contact us (using the contact details below) to request a hard copy to be posted to your address. You can submit an application form at any time. The panel meets twice a year in April and September to agree on which applications to fund.

Children paddling a group of orange and green canoes
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Contact us

If you'd like to discuss any aspect of the fund or would like support in submitting your application form, don’t hesitate to contact us:

Jacqueline Christie
Senior Planning Officer
07840 647 604

Page last updated: 17 July 2024


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