Community Fund launched

£10,000 grants available for community and environmental projects near the route of proposed Lower Thames Crossing

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30 Jan 2023

Applications for the Lower Thames Crossing Community fund closed on March 1st 2023.
Successful applicants will be notified by March 31st 2023.


The Lower Thames Crossing Community Fund has been opened to support local charities and community groups near the proposed Lower Thames Crossing.

Through this funding, organisations such as community groups, registered charities, community interest companies, and School Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs)/ Friends of groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000.

The initiative is being funded through National Highways' Designated Funds programme, which is a national initiative that looks beyond managing the country's Strategic Road Network, to deliver lasting benefits for communities and the environment.

If the Lower Thames Crossing is given the go ahead by the government, a larger community fund will be established to support communities near to the new road. We are launching this smaller fund now so that the project can bring benefits to the local community as early as possible, as well as use lessons learned to help to develop the planned larger community fund.

Find out more and submit your application.

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