The Mayor of Tower Hamlets' Community Faith Buildings support scheme

The Community Faith Buildings support scheme’s purpose is to offer assistance to faith communities to repair, adapt and improve buildings in Tower Hamlets in which faith-based activities occur.

Grants of up to £75,000 are available:

  • Are you a faith group managing a community faith building in Tower Hamlets?
  • Do you need financial support for the repair, adaptation or improvement of your community faith building(s)?

Update: Round One Awards

A list of grants awarded for Round one of this programme can be found below:

Who is eligible to apply?

Applications can be submitted by community faith organisations entitled to receive public funding, for example voluntary or community organisations. All buildings which are the subject of bids must be located within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Update: Round Two Now Open

Grants are available for the repair, adaptation and improvement of community faith buildings in the borough.  

£1.313m has been allocated for Round 2 and three types of grant are available:

  • Type A grant: up to £75,000 - this is for delivering modest financial assistance to community faith buildings for works of repair, adaptation and improvement;

  • Type B grant: up to £300,000 - this is for substantial grant assistance to community faith buildings for works of repair, adaptation and improvement; and

  • Type C grant: up to £10,000 - this is for professional support for organisations in pursuit of developing valid bids for Type A and B grants to assist groups to achieve their overall aims of building repair, adaptation and improvement.

The aim of Round 2 is to fund as widely as possible. Organisations applying for a Type B grant may be offered a Type A grant depending on the number and quality of applications received.

The Closing Date is now:  Friday 22nd November 2013.

Please return the completed application by email to  Alternatively you may post or hand deliver the completed application to:

Tunde Awofolaju
Programme Manager
Tower Hamlets Council
Development & Renewal Directorate
Town Hall
Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
London E14 2BG

Please find the application form and guidance notes below:

If needed, a Declaration Form stating that the applicant is a Faith Group and the building is used by faith groups is available. Please check the Guidance Notes to see if your organisation will need to sign this.

Once application forms are received they will be subject to an eligibility check and assessment scoring.

To help you to know what the assessors will be looking for please see the Eligibility Check and Assessment Scoring emplates.

To arrange a ‘pre-bid meeting’ to go through your project idea or draft application form or if you have any questions please send an email to

Contact details:

For queries or further information about the Mayor of Tower Hamlets’ community faith buildings support scheme, please contact:

Tunde Awofolaju
Tower Hamlets Council
Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
London E14 2BG

Tel: 020 7364 1659

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