Peckham Settlement

Welcome to the Peckham Settlement.

The Peckham Settlement provides small grants of £100 – £5,000 to local charities and community groups, in Peckham and the surrounding areas. We are especially keen to hear from those needing smaller grants of £100 – £500 to help make local events and initiatives happen, bringing communities and estates together.

Peckham Settlement, whose history dates back to 1896, closed its doors as a community centre in summer 2012 but is now fully back up and running as a grant-making body.

See our News page for details of what we have been supporting recently. This ranges from foodbank and mutual aid responses to Covid-19, local sports and fitness projects, youth focussed music studios and organisations supporting international and diaspora communities across SE15.


The Peckham Settlement currently welcomes applications for two types of grant – the General Fund, and the Emergency Fund.

The General Fund offers grants ranging from £100 – £5,000 to support the local community in Peckham. Your application will receive a response within two to three months, and you can apply at any time.

  1. The next deadline for applications is 6th January 2021. If you would like your project to be considered please fill out an application here. We would welcome applicants getting into touch via phone or email to discuss their idea before working on an application.
  2. The Emergency Fund offers quick turnaround grants of up to £500 to alleviate hardship brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic. We are keen to support local organisations and charities working for SE15 and its surrounding areas, and applicants are considered on a rolling basis. Find out more and apply online here.


Who we are

The Peckham Settlement was established in 1896 by a group of girls schools spread across the country.

This was part of the Settlement movement initiated by universities and schools to interact with the local community, relieve poverty and promote social change.

Since 2012 the Peckham Settlement has been operating as a hyper-local grantmaking organisation, supporting charities and community groups in Peckham and SE15 with donations to support their activities.

We are now a fully volunteer run organisation, with a small board of volunteer Trustees inviting, reviewing and accepting applications. 

Our Mission

Following our re-launch in June 2016 The Peckham Settlement has settled into its new life as a grantmaker and currently has supported:

HOurBank, Peckham Coal Line, Oasis Aquila Housing, South London Cares, Carl Campbell’s CCDC7, Peckham Park Road Baptist Church, Friends of Peckham East (formerly Friends of Brimmington Park), Link Age Southwark, London Wildlife Trust; and more recent grantees Aaina Women’s Group, Bede House Association, Age UK Lewisham & Southwark, Pioneer African Caribbean Over 50s Group, Community TV Trust, Burgess Park Food Project, SL Creatives; in 2020 new beneficiaries are Multi-Story Orchestra, Southwark Refugee Communities Forum,St George’s PTA.

Our Vision

The Peckham Settlement is a grant making charity working for the benefit of Peckham and its environs. It offers grants from £100 to £5,000 and is overseen by an Executive Committee of ten trustees.

Beneficiaries include organisations large and small, working across Peckham’s diversity of elderly, marginalised, disadvantaged, hungry, abused and isolated individuals, and young people at risk.

Knife Crime project in Peckham


 The featured film today shows the work of LET’S TALK, a four-year project by Community TV Trust delivering discussion forums for young people in the heart of Peckham enabling them to speak with influential local professionals about the issues, needs and fears of living with knife crime


Apply for a grant

We particularly want to hear from tenants and residents organisations, from small and new ventures and individuals for whom a grant of £100-£750 will mean a great deal.


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Vacancy – Join our Trustee Board

The Peckham Settlement is seeking a new Treasurer / Trustee to join our board! We're looking for someone to help manage our finances, ensuring we can continue to provide grants and support to charities and community groups across SE15. This is an ideal opportunity for...

Open Annual Meeting – 18th November, 7pm, online

You are warmly invited to join our open Annual Meeting on Wednesday 18th November! We'll be looking back at our grant-making over the past year and discussing our plans for the future, as well as hearing from some of the organisations and individuals that are driving...

Latest Grants – October 2020

After another batch of great applications, we're excited to be supporting the following organisations with our latest round of grants. We encourage you all to take a look at the groups working in our neighbourhood and support them where you can. Applications for the...

Latest Funding News – July/August 2020

The Peckham Settlement Trustees are pleased to have awarded the following grants. We encourage you all to take a look at the groups working in our neighbourhood and support them where you can. Applications for the Emergency Fund and the General Fund are still open,...

Grants made 2018

In 2018 our range of beneficiaries extended to include Aaina Women's Group, Burgess Park Food Project, Central Southwark Community Hub, CCDC7 (Carl Campbell Dance Company7), Community TV Trust (for its knife crime work), South London Cares, SL Creatives. Previously in...

Special 3 year Funding / three organisations put forward

The Peckham Settlement has put forward three local organisations for a three-year funding deal worth £5,000 per annum from Peckham Community Fund via London Community Foundation. The three nominated organisations are South London Cares, Link Age Southwark and...

AGM 17th January 2019

The Peckham Settlement is holding its AGM on Thursday 17th January 2019 at All Saints Church, Blenheim Grove, Peckham SE15 4QS.

2017 AGM

Peckham Settlement will be holding its 2017 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 15th November at All Saints Church Hall on Blenheim Grove SE15 at 6.15pm.This will be followed by a dinner in acknowledgement of the services of Michael Fowke, the outgoing...