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. 

Our Mission

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.





Our Grant-Making

2016/7: Pecan/HOurBank, Peckham Coal Line, Oasis Aquila Housing, CCDC7 (Carl Campbell Dance Company), London Wildlife Trust, Peckham Park Road Baptist Church, Friends of Brimmington Park (Friends of Peckham East), Link Age Southwark, South London Cares, Age UK, Bede House Association, Pioneer Afro-Carribean Over 50s

2018Aaina Women’s Group, Burgess Food Project, Community TV Trust, SL Creatives Project, Pecan, Central Southwark Community Hub (CSCH), Mountview, Peckham Festival, Link Age Southwark, South London Cares

2019: Movement Factory, Lindley Estate TRA, CSCH, Burgess Park Food Project, Friends of Peckham East, Oasis No.3  (was Oasis Aquila Housing), Ivy Club, Leanne Pero Foundation, Community Bridges, Aaina Women’s Group, Advocacy Academy

2020Multi-Story Orchestra, SRCF (Southwark Refugee Communities Forum), St.George’s PTA, Burgess Food Project, South London Cares, CSCH, Elevated Minds CIC, Nunhead Knocks, Open Aerial, SE15 Community Fund, Peckham Town Football Club, Tru Culture, Peckham Rights!, The Ernest Foundation, Association des Senegalais(es) du Royaume-Uni (ASRU), Dream Believe Achieve (DBA) CIC, JAGS Foundation, Acorn TRA, Livesey Exchange, gIRLS aBOUT pECKHAM, Crazycoolsexy

2021: SE15 Community Fund, Nunhead Knocks, Celestial Church of Christ Amazing Grace Parish, 

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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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...

Launch of our Special Initiatives Programme

From time to time our trustees take a proactive interest in funding initiatives that respond to local needs and opportunities.    We have an initial ring-fenced fund of £18,000 which we are prioritising for the following themes: Young people and mental health  Women...

Peckham Settlement – Annual General Meeting 2021

This years' meeting will be held on Wednesday 22 September, 6.00pm - 8.00pm. The Peckham Settlement trustees will be holding their AGM to present their annual accounts and tell its members and supporters about their investment in Peckham and Nunhead's community and...

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...