The Great Get Together

Celebrate with your neighbours!

We are pleased to have secured funding from Doctor Edwards and Bishop King’s Fulham Charity and Hammersmith United Charities for this project.

We are offering small grants for local groups and organisations who want to organise picnics, street parties, lunches, sporting events, fun days and other activities with and for their neighbours. We particularly encourage people who want to use these events to develop new relationships across diverse faiths, ethnicities, ages and backgrounds. Our main aim is to give people an opportunity to make new connections and learn about one another through the process of organising a very local event – and then enjoying it.

If you want to organise a tea party to introduce the older people in a street to the families living there; or a dads and kids basketball match in the park for the families from a local school or a joint picnic between two places of worship representing different faiths – this is for you!

You can download a poster HERE to promote your event in the neighbourhood. Simply add the details of your Get Together.

If you want to apply for a small grant to make your event happen, you can find more information and the application form down below. We look forward to hearing how you’re going to connect with your neighbours!


©Peter Crawshaw

Criteria and application process

Info for applicants

Grants are available for events and activities which:
• Bring together people who live, work, study or play in Hammersmith and Fulham
• Take place in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and involve local people
• Are inclusive and open
• Are organised by a small group (formal or informal) of local people

Grants will usually be in the range of £50 -£200 but get in touch if you would like to discuss something bigger.

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Application form

We ask applicants to fill in a simple application form including information about:
• who is organising the event
• what will happen
• who will be invited
• how the event will be promoted
• the budget

We will welcome applications from charitable organisations, ethnic organisations, faith institutions but also informal local groups of people.

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