Council grants, funding and commissioning

Thriving Communities Fund

The Thriving Communities Fund is used by Hounslow Council to provide financial support to the projects and activities run by Hounslow's charities, voluntary and community groups.

Who can we fund? 

We can fund:

  • Constituted not-for-profit organisations (e.g. a registered charity, company limited by guarantee, unincorporated association or club, Community Interest Company, Charitable Incorporated Organisation)
  • If you are an un-constituted group, e.g. a Mutual Aid group, that is interested in submitting a proposal, please contact us to discuss your options.

These grants are available for charities, voluntary and community groups and places of worship.

  • 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 Managers are available to answer your questions about applying for any of these grants.
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 providing projects that respond to a community need. This could include local events and activities that  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 (applications are now open until 9am Monday 1 November 2021)

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.

For the second round of this fund (which is currently open) we are encouraging applications that focus on these areas: 

  • Supporting young people aged between 13 - 21
  • Improving health and wellbeing 
  • Supporting carers
  • Supporting Hounslow Housing tenants

We are also very pleased to be working in partnership with the Hounslow Integrated Care Partnership who have provided £50,000 of extra funding to support projects that will help to improve:

  • Public health and early intervention
  • Problems with mental health
  • Health problems of people who are frail and vulnerable 

Full details of these special areas of healthcare can be found here

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.
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