Residents in the highest valued properties asked Westminster City Council how they could contribute more to community projects in Westminster.

In response, the Community Contribution was created to give Westminster residents the opportunity to give more to their local community, on a voluntary basis. The scheme is managed by the City of Westminster Charitable Trust.

Making a difference

A contribution today of £866 – or just £72 a month – to the City of Westminster Charitable Trust, will support those in Westminster who need it most. Every penny will support additional projects to:

  • support people who find themselves sleeping rough on Westminster's streets
  • help young people achieve their full potential
  • help lonely people feel less isolated

Contribute now

Due to the incredible generosity of our residents, we’ve raised more than £600,000 in the first year. With your support we can help more people in our community.
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Apply for funding

The Community Contribution Fund is now open to applications from community and voluntary organisations that work within Westminster.
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If you don't live in Westminster but wish to contribute, please email

About the City of Westminster Charitable Trust

Our mission is to give everyone a stake in the community and neighbourhoods that make up the City of Westminster.

We were founded in 1986 on the 400th anniversary of the City of Westminster.  The trust was established to invest in Westminster and support local projects which matter to residents.  The trust is a registered charity (Charity no. 296091).

We currently provide grants to community groups working in Westminster from the Lord Mayor’s Fund and the Community Contribution Fund.  

The Lord Mayor’s Fund supports the Lord Mayor’s charities. For 2018/19, we are supporting Young Minds and Place2Be to help improve mental health, particularly among young people.

The Community Contribution Fund will support community projects that create opportunities for young people in Westminster, help lonely and isolated people in Westminster, and help rough sleepers off the streets at night. 

Last updated: 12 March 2019