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:

The application process is the same as our main and small grants:

If you are applying for an amount under £500 please use the form for our smalls grant fund.

If you are applying for our £501 – £3000 please use the form for our general fund.

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!