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We invest in the future of our community through our grants programme. We give grants to local organisations supporting people who live in Hammersmith. Our area of benefit is the eight wards in the north of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham: College Park and Old Oak, Wormholt and White City, Shepherds Bush Green, Askew, Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith Broadway, Addison, Avonmore and Brook Green.
Your application should be for work taking place in or near this area and must benefit residents from the area. If the project works with people from a wider area then we may fund the proportion of it which benefits our residents. Your organisation does not necessarily need to be based in the area, but we need to have confidence that you will be able to reach our residents.
Your project can be one-off or ongoing, but we’re most interested in the difference you will make to local people. It should support one of our priority areas:
- Meeting basic needs (food, shelter, advice etc)
- Work with families and children (supporting parents, education, play, transition points, vulnerable children)
- Countering isolation (in any group and for any reason)
- Building confident individuals and communities
- Covid-19 response and recovery (additional staffing, connectivity, mental health and community resilience).
We are particularly keen to fund smaller, local organisations with a very strong connection to their beneficiaries and a good knowledge of the local area. We give out a total of £400,000 each year, with grants made in October, January and May. There is no minimum amount. The median amount is around £7,500 and we never give more than £20,000. We are happy to be part of a consortium of funders. If you have already received a grant from us, you can apply again. We rarely ever find a grantee twice in the same year, but you are welcome to reapply again after a year for ongoing or new projects.
We are open to applications from a wide range of organisations, as long as they are not for profit. You do not need to be a registered charity but you do need to be a constituted organisation (for example, a community interest company).
Contact us to talk about your project: