Council grants, funding and commissioning

Council grants

The Community Partnerships Unit offers grants to residents groups, VCSE sector organisations and community projects which help us to achieve the aims of the council's Thriving Communities Strategy (2019-2023). 
Details of past council grants allocations are available here  

The Thriving Communities Fund

Hounslow Council has a new way for residents and community and voluntary organisations to apply for funding to support community projects and voluntary sector services to improve their communities.
The new Thriving Communities Fund brings together a number of different funding streams which have supported community and voluntary sector services or projects.

These include funds previously available through:

  • Neighbourhood CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy)
  • The CPU's Community Grants, Small Grants and Community Impact Fund (CIF)
  • New Housing Revenue Account (HRA) investment to support community initiatives and projects with a clear benefit to Hounslow Housing tenants.

The Thriving Community Fund now provides a single point of application, assessment and approval for council community funding and will improve access and transparency.

Applications can be made under three funding streams

  • Small Grants up to £1,250
  • Medium Grants between £1,251 and £15,000
  • Large Grants between £15,001 and £50,000

The Fund is now open for applications and the deadline for applications is 12 noon on 21 February 2020.

Download the Guide To Costing Your Project

Download the Application Forms and Guidance Notes (pdf versions)

Some groups have experienced difficulty using the pdf format of the Application Forms. Therefore we have made the Word version available as well, so that you can choose whichever format your prefer.

Download the Word version of the Application Forms

Completed Application Forms and the relevant documents should be sent to:

Support Available

Our two Thriving Community Fund Officers are available to support you through the process of applying for funding.   We recommend that you get in touch with us at an early stage so we can advise whether your proposal meets the Fund criteria and link you into further support or advice where needed.  

The Hounslow Voluntary Sector Support Service  can also provide advice on bid-writing and grant funding options. Please contact or phone 020 3096 4307.

Small Grants Programme

The Small Grants Programme provides grants of up to £500 to support local community events or activity across the borough.  This includes street parties, local events or activities for residents that help prevent social isolation or allow neighbours to get to know one another better.

Applications have now closed

Learn about funding opportunities

When funding opportunities are available, the information will be shared through our Evolve electronic newsletter.

If you would like to sign up to the free Evolve newsletter, please contact the Community Partnerships Unit

Email the Community Partnerships Unit
Telephone: 020 8583 2450

The Hounslow Voluntary Sector Support Service can provide you with advice on sources of funding and support for your organisation, service or project.  They can also advise you on writing your application.  For more information or to make an appointment contact them by email or call 020 3096 4250

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