Queen’s Park Community Council has two sources of funding that voluntary or community organisations and individuals living, working or delivering services in Queen’s Park Ward, Westminster, can apply to.

APPLY FOR A COMMUNITY GRANT

POP-UP FUND

QPCC’s pop-up fund programme provides grants of up to £200, to help residents run events and mini-projects in Queen’s Park, such as street parties, workshops, meetings or film screenings. QPCC welcomes proposals for not-for-profit projects and events that benefit the wellbeing of residents and / or promote community cohesion. Initiatives can be open to the entire community or be targeted at specific groups, e.g. children or older people.

Residents or organisations with a base in Queen’s Park can submit applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, but ideally at least six to eight weeks in advance of the proposed project/event date so the Community Council can review and make a decision on it in time. More information can be found in the application form.

Applications to the Pop-up Fund should be sent to

COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAMME

The QPCC Community Grants programme accepts applications ranging from £200 – £3,500 for projects, activities and one-off events that deliver demonstrable benefits to the residents of Queen’s Park ward, Westminster. Constituted organisations can apply for any amount between £200 and £3,500. Individuals and unconstituted groups can apply for any amount between £200 and £1000.

QPCC will fund projects that are aligned with the Community Council’s vision for Queen’s Park, which is to improve the area and develop a more prosperous community. Your project will need to demonstrate positive outcomes under one or more of the themes that fit the council’s policies. More information can be found in the community grant guidelines.

The 2019/2020 deadlines for community grants are:

  • 11.59pm on Sunday 15 September (with decisions on applications to be made in Wednesday 16 October council meeting)
  • 11.59pm on Sunday 16 February (with decisions on applications to be made in Wednesday 18 March council meeting)

All applications to the community grants programme must be sent to

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For more information on either of the above, please contact Community Officer, Lindsey Brown:

lindsey@queensparkcommunitycouncil.gov.uk / 020 8960 5644 / 07776 683 760

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ONE-OFF FUNDING

In certain circumstances, QPCC is able to provide grants to organisations outside of the two funds listed above. For example, the Community Council has and has decided to continue providing The Avenues Youth project with a grant of £20,000 a year for the next three years, together with an additional £5000 to support a ‘holiday hunger’ programme in 2019/20. As a longstanding and important provider of youth services in the area, this decision came after Westminster City Council cut all funding for voluntary youth services and The Avenues was left facing a funding crisis. 

In July 2019, the Community Council also agreed to award Community 4 All (C4A), a recently constituted group set up to provide local residents with a place to play dominoes and chess, £1,830 to cover a predicted shortfall in costs until further revenue funding could be identified.

Whilst the Community Council is able to exercise at any time, its existing duty or power in respect of providing financial assistance or grants to local or national organisations under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972, Section 137, grants outside of the two funding streams are not usually considered.

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