The Greenwich Charities

What are “The Greenwich Charities”:

A set of charities, collectively referred to as The Greenwich Charities.

What do they do? 

The Charities provide small grants of money to persons who are in need, or suffering hardship or distress, for the relief of poverty. This might be payment for an unexpected telephone bill, a new washing machine or for clothing.

The Charity of Charles Soames provides or pays for items to alleviate suffering of those who are sick, convalescent, disabled, handicapped or infirm.

Who can apply?

Residents living within the postcodes SE10, SE3, SE7, SE13 and SE8 whose council tax is paid to The Royal Borough of Greenwich might be eligible. Alternatively, an organisation that supports residents within these boundaries could apply to the charities for a grant.

We regret we cannot consider an application unless the applicant is resident in one of the above postcodes.

If you are still not sure whether you can apply, email us with your full postal address and we can confirm whether you are located within the boundaries of the charities.

How can I apply?

To apply for a grant, please complete an application form and email back to us at By emailing your application, this enables the trustees to manage your application as quickly and effectively as possible. Alternately, you are able to contact us via post: The Greenwich Charities, C/o St Alfege Church, Greenwich Church St, SE10 9BJ.

If you have a supporting key/social worker, please also provide their name and contact details. A friend, relative or carer can also fill in an application form on your behalf.