Hounslow Council is in the process of developing a new way for residents and community groups to apply for funding from the council.
The new Thriving Communities Fund will provide a single point of application and contact for all council community funding, improving access and transparency. It will also provide a unified application, assessment and approval process.
The Thriving Communities Fund will bring together a number of different funding streams which aim to support community projects or initiatives and / or voluntary sector delivered services or activities. These include funds previously available through Neighbourhood CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) and the Community Partnerships Unit administered Community Grants, Small Grants and Community Impact Fund (CIF). It also includes additional Housing Revenue Account (HRA) investment to support community initiatives and projects with a clear benefit to Hounslow Housing tenants.
Funding will be available through three different strands – Small, Medium and Large – with application processes and monitoring requirements proportionate to the value of the grant.
- Small Grants of £750 or less
- Medium Grants of up to £15,000
- Large Grants of between £15,000 and £50,000
We are now consulting with residents because we want to ensure that the fund is fit for purpose as soon as it is launched, with clear guidance and a user-friendly application process.
The consultation will run until 21 October 2019