The Housing Estates Improvement Programme is a scheme where local residents apply for funding to improve the outside areas of their estate. Registered Tenants’ and Residents’ Associations and other community groups can apply for grants. If you don’t have a registered group on your estate, your housing officer can apply on your behalf.
The scheme is run by Groundwork London, who will consult on, design and implement the improvements. The scheme is funded by Hammersmith & Fulham Council.
What kind of projects can get funding?
You can apply for the following kinds of projects:
- Landscape improvements (gardens, seating areas, planting, fencing, art features)
- Safety and security (railings, improving visibility)
- Play areas and ball courts.
Projects must be located on estates owned by Hammersmith & Fulham Council. You will also need to show that your project has the support of the local community.
Unfortunately we cannot fund CCTV, entry phone systems, lighting work or internal improvements to buildings or private gardens.
How much are the grants for?
You don’t need to ask for a specific amount - a grant will be awarded by the judging panel that reflects the project need within the allocated overall budget. If additional funds are required to deliver the improvements, Groundwork London will seek top up funds from external funders.
How can our group apply for a grant?
You need to fill in the application form, using the guidelines to help you, and send it back by 9th February 2018. If you need to, you can get advice on filling in the form from Groundwork London.
Groundwork London will arrange to meet you onsite to go through your application with a Landscape Architect and Crime Prevention Design Officer.
The deadline for applications is 9th February 2018.
What happens after we apply?
All applications will be considered by the judging panel that will assess the merits of each application. They prefer you to present your project idea to them at a panel meeting, but it is not compulsory, and Groundwork London can present on your behalf. All applicants will be notified in April 2018, and successful projects will start in the late spring or summer.
For more information, please contact Daniel Brittle on
020 8762 0353