Greenwich Council is awarding grants of up to £10,000 for community groups in the borough.

Groups can now bid for between £100 and £10,000 from the local authority's community arts fund, which allows organisations to work with professional artists. 

Recent payments from the fund included £2,665 towards performers at June's Plumstead Make Merry festival - although the event is still trying to raise a further £5,000 after its main council funding was axed.

A £6,000 grant has also been given to Blackheath Halls for their Children's Opera Project.

Projects funded can take place between now and February 29 next year.

For more information call  020 8921 8390, email or visit 

To donate to Plumstead Make Merry, visit