We are looking to support projects which provide or enhance community facilities, for example community centres, voluntary sector meeting places and centres, and public cultural facilities. We are particularly interested in projects that address social exclusion.
We are looking for projects that:
• are new and innovative
• have raised a good proportion of their overall funding target
• involve Hammersmith & Fulham residents and/or organisations in improving their local community
• deliver benefits and high quality outcomes for residents
• help to achieve the Council’s targets
What projects won't we pledge to:
• projects with political aims, campaigns and lobbies
• projects that promote religious interests and objectives
• Schools (although associated, supporting or connected organisations may be eligible)
• organisations' on-going running costs such as business rates
Cash: Up to £5,000 pledged directly to your project on Spacehive.
Skills: GLL Qualified Instructors & Coaches, staff time, specialist expertise to help you develop or deliver your project idea.
Stuff: Use of our facilities, free activities (Swimming, Gym e.t.c), monthly membership discounts, Internal training places.
We want to help small projects make a big difference to their communities. If you think your project could inspire your neighbours to increase the amount of waste they reuse and recycle, or if your project will create a better environment, we want to hear from you.
We will generally seek to fund properly constituted not-for-profit organisations, such as charities, community groups and schools. However, we will also consider smaller groups as appropriate. We welcome applications from projects from across London but priority will be given to those based in the areas where we work with the Local Authority to deliver household recycling and waste services. These include the following boroughs: Watford Brent Haringey Westminster Southwark Lambeth Richmond Kingston Merton Sutton Croydon Bromley
We are particularly interested in projects which:
1. Improve parks green spaces within The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC), particularly around the Westway . Examples of improvements include: Planting or looking after trees and plants, growing food and encouraging natural habitats for wildlife.
2. Encourage residents to be active outdoors, to visit parks and green spaces and take part in healthy activities. Eligible initiatives include: The creation of, or improvement to, facilities which enable people to be active outdoors, special events, sporting and leisure activities, clean-up and gardening projects.
1. Places and spaces that people can enjoy that are greener and more attractive. Transforming un-loved pockets of the local area, or improving RBKC’s existing green spaces and natural environments.
2. Events or activities that encourage people to go out, be active, get fit and get involved in activities.
If your project will make an improvement to a public open space, then we can consider it. The open space could be a park, playing field, recreation ground, playground, nature reserve, wood or even a cemetery.
The space must be freely accessible to all members of the public, so we can’t fund private schools, or allotments, or anything where access is restricted or you have to pay to get in. The improvement could be better facilities (a new swing), or making it look more attractive (new plants and shrubs) or making it easier for everyone to enjoy (wheelchair access) or making it more of a home for wildlife (bug hotels).
We only offer funding in areas where idverde already works for the Council or your local Housing Association. You can see a list of our locations here, but if you see our vans driving around, you're probably in luck!