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 these grants and to request an Application Form please email: community.development@hounslow.gov.uk

1. Small Grants (open for applications) 

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.

  • For more information please download the Small Grants Guidance Notes
  • You can apply for a Small Grant at any time until 1 March 2023
  • A decision will be made on your application within 2-4 weeks
  • Applications for Small Grants to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee have now closed                                                       

2. Revenue Fund Round 2 (applications are now open)

  • These grants provide funding from £1,000 up to £25,000 to constituted not-for-profit groups and organisations for projects or activities where there is no lasting asset.
  • The deadline for applications is 9am Friday 21 October 
  • For an application form please email community.development@hounslow.gov.uk

More information

In this new round of funding the focus is on delivering the key priorities of Hounslow Council’s new Corporate Plan – the details are given below

  • A Greener Hounslow
    Supporting community food projects and the circular economy, widening access to food growing and sharing opportunities and increasing the use of our open spaces. 
  • A Healthier Hounslow * (see below)
    Strengthening social connections through tailored community responses that will support vulnerable residents to access services, particularly through volunteer support schemes.
  • A Thriving Hounslow
    Supporting NEET young people with training, volunteering and employment opportunities.
  • A Safer Hounslow
    Keeping young people safe with projects which support girls at risk of sexual exploitation with interventions targeted at children and/or their parents.
  • A Liveable Hounslow
    Building resilience for Hounslow Housing tenants through financial education, budgeting support and help with form filling.

Please read the guidance documents for more information on the types of projects and activities that we are looking to fund.

​​​​* Borough Based Partnership Grant

The Hounslow Borough Based Partnership (formerly the ICP) is again making £50,000 available to support projects under the umbrella of the Thriving Communities Fund. 
Grants of up to £15,000 are available  to support projects that deliver our ambition for A Healthier Hounslow which can demonstrate benefits to local residents and communities within the following Borough Based Partnership priority health areas:

  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • The mental health of children and young people
  • Falls
  • Intermediate care
  • Population health management

For an application form please email community.development@hounslow.gov.uk

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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