Hounslow Council has so far awarded £146,000 worth of funding to 18 voluntary organisations and community groups from the Thriving Communities: Hounslow Response Fund.
Published: Wednesday, 22nd July 2020
Age UK; Let’s Go Outside and Learn; East London Advanced Technology Training; Mulberry Centre; Creative Spaces; Mums, Bumps and Babies; Purple Elephant; ILAYS; Our Barn Community and Heston Big Local are some of the groups who have received funding to help alleviate the impact of coronavirus and support the borough’s residents.
The projects that have been awarded will help over 8,000 residents of Hounslow and will address several issues that are being faced by many of our residents including:
- Mental health
- Digital Exclusion
- Food poverty
- Employment issues
- Domestic Violence
- Youth provision
Rachel Turner, Creative Spaces London, said: "Creative Spaces London is so grateful to the fantastic Hounslow Response Fund. This fund has helped us to continue providing preventative and creative wellbeing support to children, young people and parents across the Hounslow borough throughout lockdown and beyond.”
Kim Godfrey, Mums, Bumps and Babies Project, said: “I just wanted to say, a very big heartfelt thank you. I am very excited about what this funding means for the project and the young people and their families who we work with.”
"The Council’s support has been amazing and I thank you for believing in my project.”
Cllr Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities and Climate Emergency at Hounslow Council, said, "We are pleased to have awarded funding to support the vital work of these local voluntary and community groups. The pandemic has been challenging for everyone and we need to work together to aid the recovery of our borough and its people.
If you are a voluntary or community organisation I would encourage you to apply for this funding. This funding does not limit your ability to apply for other streams of funding from other sources.”
There are two Thriving Communities: Hounslow Response Fund funding streams open: Connections and Recovery
You should apply for Connections if you are delivering a project or service that addresses a short term need because of the coronavirus or if you are delivering differently whilst a longer-term plan is being developed. Funding is available up to £10,000 and proposals are accepted at any time, until Monday 31 August 2020. We will aim to give you a result within four weeks
You should apply for Recovery if you are delivering a project or service that is helping reintegration in or the establishment of a ‘new normal’. Funding is available up to £50,000 and there will be three rounds:
Round One: Wednesday 1 July and will close on Monday 3 August 2020 9am
Round Two: Monday 14 September and will close on Monday 2 November 2020 9am
Round Three: Monday 7 December and will close on Monday 25 January 2021 9am
We will aim to give you a result within six weeks
All enquiries about the Thriving Communities: Hounslow Response Fund should be referred to the Council’s Community Partnerships Unit:
T: 020 8583 2450 / 2454 / 2453