Community groups and charities in Southwark have sixteen days to apply for a share of £100,000 from the London-wide Peabody Community Fund.
The Peabody Trust housing association is offering grants of up to £5,000 with a deadline of July 22.
Local projects that have benefited in the past include the Mint Street Music Festival and the Bermondsey Community Kitchen, which trains young people to get qualifications and jobs in the catering industry.
Applicants will be drawn into a shortlist, and contacted for an informal chat to find out more about their project and will be presented to a Peabody Community Fund panel. Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will later be notified about their outcome in writing.