Apply for a Great Big Green Week microgrant

Applications for the Great Big Green Week microgrants have now closed

About the microgrants

We are offering microgrants of between £100 and £250 to community groups, schools, individuals or businesses to run events promoting positive behaviours in the community around climate change and sustainability.

The microgrants are funded by Wandsworth Council and managed by the Climate Change and Sustainability Partnerships and Engagement Team.

Example projects could include a project to plant or re-wild a community space, a repair or re-use initiative, a sustainable street feast, a nature trail, an event to chat about climate action, an outdoor fitness session or an art and photography session celebrating our local environment. Visit the A-Z of Ideas for Great Big Green Week for more ideas and inspiration.

Who can apply

We will accept applications from any resident, group or from a person whose primary workplace or residence is within the borough of Wandsworth. We welcome applications from both existing groups as well as those wanting to use Great Big Green Week as a chance to start a new initiative in their community.

We particularly encourage applications from those helping disadvantaged or minority groups and those establishing new initiatives in underrepresented areas.


Applications must meet the following criteria:

  • Projects should engage Wandsworth residents to adopt and maintain climate positive and sustainable behaviours such as, though not limited to, planting for biodiversity, repairing and reusing items, the circular economy, green and active travel, growing and sharing food or carbon or energy-efficiencies
  • Activities must take place within Wandsworth borough during 10 to 18 June or surrounding days
  • All events must produce minimal waste and adopt our Sustainable Event best practices
  • Confirmation of any required third party permissions must have been received
  • Funding can be used towards purchasing (climate-friendly) event materials, venue costs or specialist equipment. We will consider other funding applications in addition to these examples
  • Funding may not be used for personal benefit.


Key dates:

  • Applications deadline: Tuesday 9 May 2023
  • Applications selected: Friday 12 March 2023
  • Funding awarded: May/June 2023

How to apply

To apply, submit an application form which will ask you to share contact details, information on your idea and how it best benefits Wandsworth borough in our collective goal to create positive action around Climate Change.

You will need to provide a safeguarding policy or statement as part of the application process.

Applications have now closed.

If you are successful

We ask that all successful applicants share a brief evaluation and photos with us after the event for use in future activities. Organisers will need to source permissions of all attendees (or their parents/guardians if under the age of 18). We will use the images on our website and on social media.

If you are unsuccessful

If you are unsuccessful in being awarded a microgrant we can still include details of your event or project within our Great Big Green Week event programme and communications. Further details of this will be shared in due course.


You are welcome to get in touch with us to discuss your application at