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MyWestminster Fund

The fund is available 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 residents in a neighbourhood in Westminster.

Your project must support one of these themes: 

  • community leadership
  • community cohesion and pride in your community
  • environment and greening
  • young people 

We cannot accept bids for funds supporting revenue costs of an organisation, or bids from individuals. All projects must finish by end of July 2020. 

If shortlisted, all organisations bidding for funding will be subject to legal and financial due diligence.

For projects which are for single wards or smaller neighbourhood areas, the ward budget programme might be more appropriate for funding. 

Find out more about the ward budget programme

Bidding

There were 4 rounds of bidding over the 2 year period.

All bids will be considered by officers from the council. Final decisions on funding will be decided by a Member Board, chaired by Councillor Iain Bott, Cabinet Member for Sports, Culture and Community.

Successful applicants

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The fourth round finished in December 2019

AL Productions
Christ Church Bentinck School
College Park School
DreamArts
Dutch Pot Lunch & Social Club
Essendine Primary
Harris Academy St John’s Wood
Maida Hill Place Ltd
Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation
Pursuing Independent Paths (PiP)
QPG Community and Sports Hub
Queen’s Park Gardens Football Academy 
Queen’s Park Primary School
St Augustine’s CE Federation School
St James and St John CE Primary School
St John’s Church, Kensal Green
St Peter’s Eaton Sq CE Primary School
St Saviour’s CE Primary School
St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School
The Avenues Youth Project
The Mosaic Community Trust
The Screen Film Community
Third Sector Media
Value You
Victoria Medical Centre
Volta International Festival Ltd
West London Doulas
Westminster Bangladeshi Welfare Trust
Wilberforce Primary School

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Art Alive Arts Trust
Beauchamp Lodge Settlement
Chinese Community Centre
Communities for a Better World
Creative Futures
Donmar Warehouse
DreamArts
Greenhouse Sports
Hafs Academy
Heartstone
KIDS
Local Giving Foundation
London Basketball Association
Octavia Foundation
Paddington Arts
Paddington Development Trust
QPG Football and Academy Sports Hub
Regent Street Cinema
Rising Stars Support CIC
SENsational Tutors
SouthWest Fest
St Andrew's Club
The Abbey Community Association
The Photographers Gallery
The Screen Film Community t/a The Screen Community
WECH
Westbourne Forum
Westminster Boating Base
Westminster Youth Council

The first round finished in March 2018.

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Abundance Arts
Association A Future Without Rubbish (AAFWR)
Avenues Youth Project
Connaught Opera
Diversity Role Models
Fitzrovia Chapel Foundation
Iniva (Institute of International Visual Art)
London Action Welfare Services (LAWS)
Orion Orchestra
Polonia Ladies Volleyball Club
Safe Haven Basketball
Soho Parish School
Soho Theatre
The Pimlico Foundation
Westminster Bangladeshi Association
Westminster Bangladeshi Welfare Trust
Westminster Street Pastors
Westminster Warriors
Zumba Sandra

The second round finished in August 2018.

The third round finished in March 2019.

Get inspired

The My Westminster Fund has helped over 60 local community organisations. Check out what some of our previous successful applicants had to say about how the fund helped get their projects off the ground.

We were so pleased to receive funding as it has helped getting our Cake Before Therapy pop-up café into the community. We were able to provide a safe space for people to talk about mental health and wellbeing which has gone down a treat.

Emma Levinson, Unravelling Minds

Being successful in the #MyWestminster Fund meant that we were able to provide great trips for children who attend our music therapy group. We’ve been able to put the funding to good use to make sure we’re continuing to have a positive impact on our local community.

Emma Chapman, In-Deep

Safe Haven Basketball

Find out more 

For more information and advice on the fund, email mywestminsterfund@westminster.gov.uk.


Last updated: 20 December 2019