Brixton BID launches LFA Community Fund

About the community fund

Brixton BID’s London Festival of Architecture Community Fund aims to support local groups to be able to participate in the festival.

We want to hear your ideas for events, talks, installations, workshops, tours and more that respond to the festival’s theme ‘in common’.


We are offering small grants from £250 to £500 to support community organisations to craft cultural activations and experiences that highlight our architecture heritage and future through the theme ‘in common’.

In exceptional circumstances bids over £500 will be considered.

There’s a total of £10,000 available for grants.

Smaller groups without a bank account can nominate a group with a bank account to receive the money.

How the money can be used:

  • These grants can be used to support new or planned events and activities.
  • They must take place in Brixton, between 1 June and 30 June 2023.
  • They must be open to all members of the local community. 

Events and activities could include:

  • talks
  • film showings
  • performances
  • art projects
  • exhibitions
  • walks
  • tours
  • school projects
  • workshops
  • installations

You must comply with all relevant legislation (including The Equality Act 2010), with appropriate safeguarding measures and insurance in place.

Who can apply for the grant?

Applications are open for:

  • local residents
  • artists
  • creative professionals
  • historians
  • emerging architects
  • community organisations and faith groups
  • individuals that are interested in cultural or architectural events 
  • legally constituted voluntary and community organisations (including schools and resident’s groups)
  • musicians
  • performers
  • social enterprises

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their connection with Brixton.

If you’re applying as part of an organisation, there needs to be at least 2 people on the board or committee who aren’t related.

Joint applications are encouraged and will be considered.


The Community Fund Panel will be reviewing and managing the applications and will make all final decisions. Applications will be decided based on scoring criteria. The main criteria used when scoring applications received will be:

  1. Impact on Brixton BID footprint (20%)
  2. The local community benefit and enjoyment which will result from the project (20%)
  3. The ability of the applicant to deliver the project (20%)
  4. Approach taken to show evidence of delivery (20%)
  5. Relates to the theme ‘in common’ and relates to the field of architecture (20%)

Applications close on Wednesday 8 March 2023 at 11:59PM.

Following successful receipt of the application, the Panel will aim to respond with a final decision on 13 March 2023.

If you have any questions please email with the subject line ‘LFA Community Fund’ to

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