Council grants, funding and commissioning

Council grants

Thriving Communities Fund: Year 2

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic the work of our charities, voluntary and community groups and places of worship has been essential in keeping our borough going and the Council is committed to continue our support for them with grants from the Thriving Communities Fund. 

New funding is now available:

  • Small Grants of up to £1000
  • Revenue Fund - providing grants of up to £25,000
  • Capital Fund - providing grants between £10,000 - £300,000

Our Thriving Communities Fund Officers are available to discuss your applications or answer your questions about the Fund.
Please contact them by emailing: community.development@hounslow.gov.uk

1. Small Grants

These grants provide funding of up to £1000 to community and voluntary sector organisations and informal groups such as residents' and neighbour's groups for projects that bring communities together and improve their health and wellbeing.

For the Small Grant we welcome proposals from residents and organisations that are providing projects that clearly respond to a community need. This could include local events and activities that will bring people together, small scale gardening, environmental or food growing projects, activities promoting healthy lifestyles and activities or outings that help address social isolation and loneliness.

  • For more information please download the Small Grants Guidance Notes
  • You can apply for a Small Grant at any time until 1 March 2022.
  • A decision on your application  will be made within 2-4 weeks. 
  • To apply please request an Application Form by emailing us at: community.development@hounslow.gov.uk                                                            

2. Revenue Fund

These grants provide funding from £1,000 up to £25,000 to constituted not-for-profit organisations for projects or activities that help to deliver the key outcomes of the Thriving Communities Strategy 

The Revenue Fund provides grants to support the delivery of a community project, service or activity where there is no lasting asset. Revenue funding can be used to put on events, performances and activities, pay for the running costs of an organisation or pay for trips and excursions. We especially welcome projects that support young people or support Hounslow Housing Tenants, or which kick-start the re-opening of services after the pandemic and support residents to re-engage with their local community and reconnect with their neighbours.

  • For more information please download the Revenue Fund Guidance Notes
  • The first round for applications is now closed
  • A decision on your application will be made within 6 weeks
  • The second round will be open from 6 September - 1 November 2021.
  • To apply please request an Application Form by emailing us at: community.development@hounslow.gov.uk 

3. Capital Fund

There is no lower or upper limit for applications for this funding, but we expect applications to range from £10,000 to £300,000 to cover one-time large purchases of fixed assets that will be used over a long period of time.   

The Capital Fund welcomes applications for projects that improve or create land and property used by local people. Project examples may include improvements to a community building or the construction of a new building; the renovation of a play park or recreation area or the purchase of long-term equipment for the park; or the establishment or renovation of arts and heritage sites.  The Capital Fund programme also invites project ideas from residents that can be delivered by the Council.

  • For more information please download the Capital Fund Guidance Notes
  • Applications can be made at any time during the year by following this 2-stage process:
    1. Submit a Capital Fund Expression of Interest, which can be obtained by emailing: community.development@hounslow.gov.uk 
      Please remember to state whether you are applying as an organisation or as a resident.
    2. If your Expression of Interest is approved you will be assigned a dedicated Thriving Communities Fund Officer to support you through the full application process 
  • A decision will be made between 4-8 weeks after your full application has been received.

Information about our grants

We provide regular updates on all of our funding programmes through our fortnightly newsletter - Evolve
You can put yourself on the mailing list for this newsletter by emailing:  Community.development@hounslow.gov.uk

Supporting Hounslow's recovery

Between June 2020 - March 2021 we supported many of our VCSE groups during the Covid-19 pandemic with grants from the Thriving Communities: Hounslow Response Fund.

This funding is part of our commitment to provide the strongest possible support for the recovery of our borough and since it was established it has provided grants to a wide range of charities and community groups -  helping them to overcome the challenges they have faced from Covid-19.  
Voluntary and community groups are a lifeline for many of our residents and the Council is committed to supporting them. This funding has enabled many local groups to apply for up to £50,000 to deliver projects and services to Hounslow residents who are most at risk as a result of the pandemic.

Who have we funded?

  • 67 projects have been funded
  • £950,000 has been allocated
  • Around 38,000 Hounslow residents will benefit

Find details of the projects that have been funded and read about the impact of the Hounslow Response Fund on local communities

 

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