Funding: Improve your street with trees, flowers, murals & benches!

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Capital Clean-up 2015

Capital Clean-up is the Mayor of London’s partnership campaign to help Londoners get together to spruce up their city.

Community groups, charities, small businesses and schools can apply for a grant of £500-£1,500. to help  run local clean-up events.

You can now apply to run Capital Clean-up activities on your street this summer.

How about: Nightingale Grove, Benin Street, Stainton Road? Whether you want to turn a neglected green space into a community garden, remove litter from a beauty spot, clear up a waterway or paint vibrant murals on a graffiti covered walls, Capital Clean-up can help.

The scheme  mainly pays for materials and equipment costs. Ideally, they look to fund projects which  benefit both the environment and local community. Projects which improve an area in the long-term will be looked upon favourably.

Download a grant application form and guidance notes on applying.

Capital Clean-up kits

These kits have all you need from litter-pickers, to hi-vis vests, rubbish hoops, gloves and a £50 DIY voucher.
Download a kit application form.

The deadline for applications for grants and kits is 5pm, Monday 16 March 2015.

If you have any questions or want to find out more, please email:

If you’re planning a clean-up event read our advice and help page for tips.

About Capital Clean-up

To find out what happened in 2014’s Capital Clean-up, watch the below film, read case studies and blogs.


Read about Capital Clean-up events on the City Hall blog:

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  1. Florence Mackenzie
    January 23, 2018

    We are a newly formed group called Sauchie Gardening Group a branch of The Sauchie Community Group. Our village has just recently had a wonderful revitalization with new pavements, trees, and fresh paint on all the buildings. We are so pleased with the results and to enhance the improvements we wish to purchase 1/2 barrel planters, plant them up and distribute them in strategic places throughout the village. We would maintain them. We also wish to have a replica of The Flying Scotsman made by our local Men’s Shed and displayed at a central location. Is this something your organization would be interested in supporting?

    • HI guys,

      All the very best with your project, but we are based in London.

      You can try the RHS Greening Grey Britain project- they have pots of £500 in funding to give away.
      Your local co-op and Wilkos also support community ventures.
      The GRow Wil Team have opened applications to projects too
      Good luck!

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