Council Grants Available For 2012 Community Events

Any ideas on the Games, Olympic Torch or Jubilee considered

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Hounslow Council is offering grants of up to £500 to support local voluntary and community organisations to run activities to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee or the Olympics.

The move follows a successful first round of applications to the Hounslow Together grants fund, which saw 33 organisations submitting bids for activities including:

·          A multi-faith picnic

·          Chiswick, Isleworth and Brentford residents getting together to hold traditional street parties for the Diamond Jubilee

·          2012 video capture project - a DVD with interviews with local people remembering the Diamond Jubilee

·          Royal British Legions across Hounslow celebrating St Georges Day and the Diamond Jubilee

·          A planting project with adults with learning and physical disabilities in an allotment in Chiswick to celebrate the Paralympic Games

·          An Olympic-themed garden party open to clients with high mental health needs

·          A mini street games event for young people to celebrate the Olympics

Mini Konigsberg, Hounslow's Director of Community Services, said:

“The first round was very successful, and we want to continue to help local groups who are planning events during Hounslow’s summer of celebration.

“We’re particularly keen to support initiatives which get people involved in celebrating the Olympic Torch, which passes through Hounslow on 24 July, just three days before the opening ceremony.

“It’s a great opportunity to apply for funding to help bring an event or activity to life, but anyone thinking of submitting a bid needs to send it in by the closing date of 30 April.”

Applications are for a maximum of £500 and priority will be given to submissions which show how they will promote community cohesion.

The deadline for application is 30 April 2012, and the application pack is available to download here. For more information, please contact

April 4, 2012