Funding for good causes to make a difference in Hounslow

Over 120 people from across the borough joined Hounslow Council last Thursday to launch a new funding initiative

Published: Tuesday, 18th July 2017

Councillor Theo Dennison, Cabinet Member for Finance and Citizen Engagement, Hounslow Council speaks at Thursday’s CIL launch event

Over 120 people from across the borough joined Hounslow Council last Thursday to launch a new funding initiative.
 
The Community Infrastructure Levy [CIL] is a new funding initiative providing over £300,000 this year to support community projects across the borough.
 
CIL provides local groups with resources they may need to fund projects in wide variety of areas, including: parks, public and open spaces, skills and training, plus cultural, education, and community services and facilities.
 
The launch event held at the Holiday Inn, Brentford, was led by Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council and Councillor Theo Dennison, Cabinet Member for Finance and Citizen Engagement.
 
Cllr Dennison said: “We are already really impressed by the tremendous work done by our voluntary and community sector and the fantastic results they achieve, so we will be looking to help support their wonderful efforts as part of such an initiative as the CIL.
 
“We want to ensure that people in every community in our borough get a chance to direct where money is being spent to improve and benefit their area.”
 
If groups and organisations want to nominate a project for CIL funding, they have until Friday 15 September to submit their ideas.
 
For further information on CIL and on submitting an application, visit
https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/cil or contact the council’s Infrastructure Team at CIL_S106@hounslow.gov.uk