Greener Futures

Greener Futures is our £1 million+ investment programme focused on communities and the climate emergency.  

This four-year programme, running from 2021-2025, aims to improve people’s lives by: 

  • Supporting training and jobs in the green economy
  • Enabling communities to take climate action 
  • Improving disadvantaged young people's access nature  

Together with our partners, Groundwork, The Westminster Foundation and The London Community Foundation, we will raise money and offer our time to help communities benefit from a greener economy.  

If you are a charity or community organisation which shares our ambition, we’d love to hear from you at greenerfutures@grosvenor.com 

Greener Futures to fund nine community projects

In 2022, 51 fantastic community projects applied for grants through our Greener Futures Fund with the London Community Foundation.  

These applications were assessed with the help of judges from our communities and local partners, including Westminster City Council, Young Westminster Foundation, Victoria Business Improvement District & Groundwork.

£230,000 will be awarded to 9 projects in Westminster and Southwark over the next two years: 

  • The Mayfair Neighbourhood forum – to help deliver greening in Mayfair. 
  • Root 'n' Branch –a programme of activities and events in South Westminster over two years engaging residents, schools and businesses and encourage behaviour change on climate change
  • The South Westminster Community Festival Charity – to help run the Breath of Fresh Air festival running across South Westminster reaching 15,000 people.
  • St Paul's Knightsbridge Parochial Church Council – to conduct a feasibility study into a range of energy and carbon conservation measures for their church in Belgravia.
  • Green Schools Project – to support two schools in Bermondsey become Zero Carbon through weekly sessions for pupils, teachers, training and events. 
  • Bede House Association - to help redesign a nature garden to be used for environmental education by people with learning disabilities.
  • Salmon Youth Centre - to deliver a youth leadership programme with 10 young people from ethnic minority backgrounds who will lead a youth social action project to engage 900 young people with climate issues.
  • Climate Ed – to deliver educational workshops on climate change in 90 primary schools in Westminster and north Southwark.
  • Bankside Open Spaces Trust - to help fund the employment of a Green Hub Manager to support the ongoing development of green sites in Bermondsey. 

Collectively, the projects estimate benefitting almost 23,000 people.

CEO of The Young Westminster Foundation and Greener Futures judge, Phil Barron, said, “It was fascinating to be part of the process in selecting projects as part of the Greener Futures Fund. I’m happy to see projects engaging young people and communities in Westminster facilitating change for a cleaner brighter future.”

Co-founder of Climate Ed and Greener Futures grant recipient, Ben Cuddon, said: “Climate Ed is thrilled to receive support from Grosvenor’s Greener Futures Fund. Our carbon literacy programme has been hugely enjoyed by children across south London and we are very excited to have the chance to expand our services to new areas and work with new schools and students.”

The funding window will reopen in Autumn 2022. Find out more here and register your interest at greenerfutures@grosvenor.com.

How to access funding:

Grants are available via the London Community Foundation and the Westminster Foundation for projects that: 

  • Align with our ambition and aims 
  • Have a clear charitable and/or community-led purpose 
  • Are initiated by charities and/or community organisations  
  • Have defined outcomes which align with one of the three aims 
  • Benefit communities in and around the places where Grosvenor works, in particular disadvantaged communities  

Find out more  by contacting greenerfutures@grosvenor.com 

Related links

Groundwork

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London Community Foundation

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Westminster Foundation

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