Culture Seeds is part of the Mayor of London’s draft Strategy for Culture, Culture for all Londoners.

The grants will be used to support community-led cultural projects in every London borough.

Culture Seeds aims to help groups that usually miss out on grants because they are too small, too informal or from marginalised communities.

The Mayor wants to see more local arts and culture activities created and put on by local people in London. That’s why Culture Seeds is aimed firmly at grassroots organisations.


Culture Seeds is now open for applications

Culture Seeds is a two-year rolling programme. There are no deadlines and you can apply at any time. Funding will be available until Spring 2020. Please do not rush your application and read the Guidance Notes thoroughly to give yourself the best chance of being funded.

Read more about Culture Seeds


Africa in London

Africa in London, a new programme supported by the Mayor of London and the British Council, puts African cultural events in London, firmly on the map.

To continue the growth of African creativity in London, an additional £20,000 has been invested in Culture Seeds to be awarded to community-led creative projects with an African focus.

To be considered for Culture Seeds: Africa in London funding, your application must:

  • Meet the Culture Seeds Funding Criteria
  • Be submitted between 1 June-30 September 2019
  • Support community-led arts, culture and heritage projects with an African focus

Please include ‘Africa in London’ in your project title (Question 2.1)


Appeals process

There is no appeals process for Culture Seeds however we provide all applicants with feedback to help with any future applications. Please give us a call if you have any questions about the feedback provided and we will be more than happy to assist you further.
Phone: 020 7239 1292
Email: cultureseeds@groundwork.org.uk

If you would like to stay up to date with Culture Seeds then sign up to our Groundwork Grants Updates mailing list here.

Groundwork is administering a number of grant schemes on behalf of the Greater London Authority (GLA) to help London become an even greater city in which to live and work.

More about Groundwork and GLA Grants