The Peckham Settlement
Welcome to the Peckham Settlement.
The Peckham Settlement is a volunteer-run local funder, providing small grants of £100 – £3,000 to 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 Small Grants Fund.
The General Fund offers grants ranging from £500 – £3,000 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.
The Small Grants Fund offers quicker turnaround grants of up to £500. 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.
Following our re-launch in June 2016 The Peckham Settlement has settled into its new life as a grantmaker.
We distribute funds for the benefit of Peckham and its environs, with beneficiaries including organisations large and small, working across all causes and communites.
Obituary of Baroness Howe
The Peckham Settlement is sad to record the death of Baroness Howe on 22 March 2022, its President for 50 years. She died of cancer at the age of 90. She had been educated at Wycombe Abbey school, which had taken a leading part in the foundation of The Peckham… [cont’d…]
Launch of our Special Initiatives Programme
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.