Join the Docks | Grants Applications Now Open

Get involved in our annual celebration that takes place across London’s historic docklands.

Are you a Newham or Royal Docks based organisation or resident with a great idea for a creative project? Do you want to be part of the four-month long celebration of culture, history and the arts in your area? Then why not apply for one of our Join the Docks grants.

Join the Docks is our annual celebration that takes place across the 4km stretch of London’s historic docklands. In 2019 we worked with local partners and individuals to host over 150 creative and leisure events. This year we’re kicking off in September and running all the way through till December. We want you to think of how you’ll use the Royal Docks as your creative playground and connect with local people as audiences or participants.

We’re looking for submissions that range from podcasts to public art and performances that celebrate the location and its history. Whether it’s your dream to live stream a socially distanced dance class from the Thames Barrier Park, create a historical trail or to create art for everyone to enjoy – we want to hear from you and help you bring your ideas to life.

Funding available to you and your organisation: 

Small: £500 – £5,000

Medium: £5,000 – £14,000

Research and development commissions: £5,000 – £14,000

Find out more.