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.

If you have any questions about any of these grants please email community.development@hounslow.gov.uk

There is a new online application process for our Thriving Communities Fund grants. You can apply for grants online (sign in required).

1. Small Grants - Is now open  and will close on Monday 3 March 2025 9am 

These grants provide funding of up to £1,000 to community and voluntary sector organisations and informal groups, such as residents' and neighbour's groups for projects that bring their communities together and improve their health and wellbeing.

Please note for one-off events you can apply for up to £500 

For more information please download the Small Grants Guidance Notes 

A decision will be made on your application within 2-4 weeks    

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis up until Monday 3 March 2025.

2. Revenue Fund: Is now closed and will reopen Spring 2024

  • These grants provide funding from £1,000 up to £30,000 to constituted not-for-profit organisations for projects or activities that help to deliver the key outcomes of the Thriving Communities Strategy and  the key priorities of Hounslow Council’s Corporate Plan

3. Capital Fund - Open for applications 

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. 

  • 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. 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 Manager to support you through the full application process
  • A decision will be made between 4-8 weeks after your full application has been received.

Who can we 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 at community.development@hounslow.gov.uk
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