The City of Westminster Charitable Trust is opening the Community Contribution Fund to applications from schools, voluntary and community organisations to support one of the following areas:

  • Helping young people reach their full potential, including staying safe, contributing positively to their community and developing longer term skills
  • Providing extra support for people who find themselves sleeping on Westminster’s streets

Organisations seeking funding for youth support projects can apply for up to £30,000. Organisations seeking funding to help people sleeping rough can apply for up to £10,000. Projects must help people in Westminster only and must be completed within 15 months.
 

Application process

The application process will be open for 10 weeks. The closing date is 24 May 2019. Successful applications will be announced in July.

Applications will only be considered if the proposed project meets with our funding priorities and will benefit people in Westminster.

Apply online

Alternatively, you can download the application form (DOCX, 200KB) and return it to communitycontribution@westminster.gov.uk.

Who can apply?

You can apply if your organisation is a:

  • voluntary or community organisation
  • registered charity
  • constituted group or club
  • not-for-profit company or community interest company
  • social enterprise
  • school

Applications for grants are considered individually and approved by the trustees. All organisations bidding for funding will be subject to due diligence and reviewed by Westminster City Council officers.

Further details about the projects we want to fund through the community contribution can be found in our guidelines: What we are looking for in your application (PDF, 285KB)

Queries

If you have any other questions or want more information on whether your bid fits our criteria please email communitycontribution@westminster.gov.uk or call Rebecca Millington on 020 7641 6507. 

Successful applications 

You will receive half of the funding at the start of your project and the remainder once we have received a six month report on progress. 

We may contact you about your project and ask you to take part in publicity for the Community Contribution Fund.

Monitoring, reporting and evaluation

It is important to the City of Westminster Charitable Trust that we are kept informed about the impact our funding is helping to make. In order to achieve this we ask that you keep us updated on the progress of your project.

We will ask you to send us an update at 6 months to let us know how things are going and then a more in-depth report at the end of the project.


Last updated: 21 May 2019