Welcome to

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 food bank 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.

Rainbow Collective received funding for a summer workshop and they produced an animation. The animation won Into Film choice award 2023

Lately

Peckham Settlement AGM
DIARY DATE: Wednesday 25 September 2024 Peckham Settlement AGM | 6.30-8.30pm
After a short pause, our grants re-open alongside our new website and branding. For information about grants please visit the grant area of the website. Plus, further information about applying and our grants can be found here.
  We held our 2023 AGM at the  South London Gallery and we were overwhelmed by our speakers. They spoke about the impact of the Settlement’s grants on their projects. Our speakers were from: The Ernest Foundation (Support network for people with HIV) Step Together Movement (Play Center for children with SEN and their families) […]

Responding to our COVID Emergency Fund

For us personally at Peckham Rights!, the Peckham Settlement Emergency Grant was a much needed resource to help with COVID-19 health promotion last summer 2020, when there was still so much unknown about the illness and best ways of protecting ourselves and our communities. For our Peckham community, which has a large Black African and immigrant population, it was especially important to ensure that messaging was reaching those and other marginalised communities, which were more susceptible to severe illness and death than both the majority and average UK populations. At the time of the grant award, Peckham and Southwark were among the worst-hit areas of London and the whole of the UK in infection rates, so specific targeting was vitally important. Many thanks to Peckham Settlement for recognising the importance of this work and for supporting our efforts to help our community though, arguably, one of the most collectively-challenging events of our lifetimes.

- Peckham Rights!