The MyWestminster Fund is officially open, giving local groups the opportunity to apply for up to £10k to spend on community projects.
Westminster City Council is investing over half a million pounds in the MyWestminster Fund, which is open to all voluntary organisations, resident, faith and community groups within Westminster.
This includes schools and other establishments which care for Westminster residents (such as residential care homes).
All individual applications must be for under £10,000, and must benefit large areas or the whole city.
The council is looking for groups who wish to show community leadership to help build cohesive and vibrant mixed neighbourhoods.
Projects that focus on air quality, the environment and the future of our young people are also very much welcome.
Cllr Nickie Aiken, leader of Westminster City Council, said: “The MyWestminster Fund offers a great opportunity for community groups to play a role in shaping how Westminster should be in the future.
“I want to empower neighbourhoods to step forward and make a real difference. We want our communities to lead the way in Westminster and we are looking for innovative projects that will have a positive impact on people’s lives.”
The deadline for the first round of funding is Friday 23rd February, with funds awarded in March.
A second round will take place later this year, followed by two more in 2019.
Bids focused on individual ward events will be welcome during the first round of funding, provided they are able to run at the same time as the MyWestminster day in Summer 2018.
Bids for funds supporting revenue costs of an organisation, or bids from individuals will not be accepted and all projects must finish by the end of March 2020.