An online application process for local groups

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has launched the Winter Wellbeing Community Fund, awarding grants to community organisations supporting those most in need between December 2020 and March 2021. The fund has been sourced from a ‘winter grant’ fund received from the government, and is part of a larger programme of initiatives to support residents under the banner of ‘Winter Wellbeing’.

The main focus (80%) of the winter grant is supporting families with children with essentials, including food and utility bills. This is, therefore, the key focus of the Winter Wellbeing Community Fund. The remaining 20% of the grant can be used for supporting households without children or supporting with households with other essentials.

 

How the fund will be allocated

We are inviting organisations to apply for a grant of between £200 and £10,000. Applications are assessed by an adjudication panel, and administered by UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham.

We are distributing the fund in two phases, the first in December 2020, and the second in the New Year. We are keen to start allocating the money to where it is needed as soon as possible before Christmas, so the first deadline for submitting applications will be midday on Thursday 17th December. If you are able to get your application in by midday on 10th December, we may be able to process it more quickly.

Please note: the size of the fund is limited, so please send your application in as soon as possible in order to be considered by the panel.

 

The funding criteria

This funding must be used to support households with food, utility bills or other essential items (e.g. sanitary products, warm clothing, soap, blankets, boiler service/repair, purchase of equipment including fridges, freezers, ovens, etc.).

Of the overall funding we have to allocate:

  • At least 80% of the funds must be used to support children (under 19), or families with children, with up to 20% for other households.
  • At least 80% of the funds must be used to provide food or help paying for utilities, with up to 20% for other essentials.

Due to the limitations of this criteria, we particularly welcome applications that assign a larger proportion of the funding to families to support with food and utilities. However, all applications that meet the criteria will be considered e.g. support for vulnerable elderly residents with essential items.

We also welcome projects that support the following priority groups:

  • Vulnerable children
  • Children in Early Years and pregnant mothers
  • Care leavers
  • Unaccompanied asylum seekers
  • Low-income families
  • Those facing social isolation over the winter
  • Other vulnerable households

Examples of support offered could include:

  • food distribution to vulnerable communities
  • Support with period poverty
  • Help with other essential household items
  • Helping to reduce social isolation
  • Direct support for people in crisis

All groups who are successful in their application and are awarded a grant, you will be asked to provide a brief report.

 

FAQs and Guidance

Before you apply, please see a PDF of frequently asked questions: Winter Wellbeing Community Fund FAQ.

 

If you have any queries about your project’s eligibility, or for support in completing the form, please contact Christelle, Community Grants Officer, at team@unitedhf.org or on 07767 721 732 (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).

 

Please apply below.

 


Apply to the H&F Winter Wellbeing Community Fund

  • About your organisation

  • Name of Organisation:
  • Charity or company number (if applicable):
  • Organisation website (if applicable):
  • Main contact person:
  • Phone number:
  • Contact email:
  • Address:
  • What is the overall purpose of your organisation?
  • If you are not a charity or constituted organisation, please describe your legal structure as stated in your governing documents.
  • What items, services or activities does your organisation currently provide in Hammersmith & Fulham?
  • About the project you are seeking funding for:

  • Please describe the items, services or activities you wish to provide with the funds you are applying for.
  • What is the need for these items, services or activities and how have you identified that need in Hammersmith & Fulham? What evidence do you have to support this?
  • List the items, services or activities you require funding for. You can insert more lines using the '+' button to the right, if necessary.
    Items/service/activityFunding required (£)Is this a new or existing undertaking? 
  • What is the total funding requested:
  • Have you already received any funding for any of these items, services or activities (outside of the funds applied for here)?
  • List the funding received. You can insert more lines using the '+' button to the right, if necessary.
    Item/service/activityFunding received (£)Funding source 
  • Further project information:

  • Activity or service type:
    Percentage for households with children (under 19)Percentage for other households or individualsTotal (must add to 100%)
  • Item, service or activity type:
    What % will support food (e.g. meals, groceries, or vouchers) and/or utility costs (energy, water and sewerage bills)What % will support other essentials (e.g. sanitary products, blankets, boiler service/repair, fridges, freezers, ovens, etc.)Total (must add to 100%)
  • In what area(s) of Hammersmith & Fulham will you deliver your items, services, or activities (e.g. postcodes, wards)?
  • What groups will you be targeting (e.g. age, gender, ethnicity, culture)?
  • How many households do you expect to benefit from this funding?
  • How do you ensure that your items, services or activities are accessible (e.g. language support, or catering for different cultural diets)?
  • Working with partner organisations

  • Will you be working with any partner organisations to deliver your items, services or activities?
  • If ‘yes’, how much of the funding you receive will be passed on to your partner organisation(s)? You can insert more lines using the '+' button to the right, if necessary.
    Partner nameAmount to be passed on (£) 
  • Declaration and Submission

  • Please confirm on behalf of your organisation that:
  • Thank you for sending your application