Council grants, funding and commissioning

Funding Spotlight

Thriving Communities Fund: Revenue

Over the last few months the Council's Community Partnerships Unit has provided grants, through the Thriving Communities Fund, of £250k to 19 voluntary and community groups to help them to deliver projects supporting:

  • Better mental health and wellbeing
  • Support for older people
  • Projects for children, young people and adults with disabilities
  • Education and training
  • Support for young people
  • Improving digital inclusion across the borough
  • Steam Team - Youth Support Project

A youth project delivered by the London Museum of Water and Steam. This project will create a supported volunteering programme that will engage and support young people who live Hounslow, aged 16-24 who are not in education, training or employment (NEET) or who are at high risk of  becoming NEET

Liz Powers, Museum Director London Museum of Water & Steam
 “We are truly touched with receiving this funding….this will help so many of Hounslow’s young people and we are very excited to start this project"

  • Friendship and Fresh Air in Hounslow

An outdoor project delivered by Let’s Go Outside and Learn. The project will bring people together and build their confidence through a range of nature-based initiatives and activities to meet needs of people at risk of isolation whilst also supporting their general  health and wellbeing.

Frances Bennett Director of Let’s Go Outside and Learn
“It’s wonderful to have this project support by the Thriving Communities Fund…being able to go outside and take part in activities really can help people become more confident and make new friends”

  • Details of the projects (including contact details)  we have funded in Round One of the Revenue Fund (up to July 2021) can be found here

Thriving Communities Fund: Capital

  • New Playground for Hanworth Air Park

Friends of Hanworth Air Park have been awarded Capital Funding for a new playground. The project will be delivered by the Council’s Parks Team.

Nic Moore, Chair of Friends of Hanworth Air Park
"I am delighted to have been successful in obtaining a Thriving Communities Funding Grant for the refurbishment and rejuvenation of the playground in Hanworth Air Park. It will provide a safe and relaxing environment for families to just enjoy themselves”

Hounslow Response Fund

The Hounslow Response Fund was launched in June 2020 in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
It enabled charities and community groups impacted by Coronavirus to apply for grants of up to £50,000 to deliver long-term recovery projects.

  • 67 projects have been funded
  • £950,000 in funding has been allocated
  • Details of the projects that we have funded can be found here
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