Pop up Grants

Pop up Grants

Kilravock Street Queen's Platinum Jubilee Street Party 2022
Kilravock Street Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Street Party 2022

QPCC’s Pop-up Grant provides up to £300 to residents who wish to run events and small projects in Queen’s Park. Pop-up Grants can fund street parties, workshops, film screenings and other activities that align with the Council’s Grant themes:

  • Benefitting the health and well-being of residents
  • Supporting parents, children and young people
  • Supporting adult learning (for example, ESOL classes)
  • Improving the quality of life for older residents
  • Supporting individuals in becoming self-employed or getting back into employment
  • Improving environmental conditions in Queen’s Park
  • Supporting resident-led campaigns to address priority issues
  • Promoting community cohesion

The Grant is also useful for trialling projects or testing ideas that applicants can later propose to QPCC’s Community Grants Programme for funding. 

Who can apply?

Applicants to the Pop-up Grant must be residents of Queen’s Park, Westminster or groups running not-for-profit projects and events in Queen’s Park, Westminster. Please note that the Council cannot fund staff/worker costs for applications to the Pop-up Grants Programme.Initiatives can be open to the entire community or target specific groups, e.g. children or older people.

How much can you apply for?

You can apply for any amount up to £300. Please note applications to the Pop-up Grant cannot apply for funding towards staff/workers costs. cannot apply for

When to apply?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. However, applicants should apply at least three weeks before the proposed project/event date, allowing time for the application to be reviewed and a decision to be made.

How to apply?

First, all applicants must read the Grants Guidelines for more information about eligibility and the terms and conditions of the Pop-up Grant Programme. Applicants can then apply by completing the Application form below, or by downloading and submitting a paper copy to the QPCC office: Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue, W10 4JL.

Application Process

Applications to the Pop-up Grants Programme are accessed by the Council’s Proper Officer, who makes the decision and reports it to the Council at the next Council Meeting.


Following the event or project, applicants must provide a brief written report on the event, including photos and receipts of spending. We also ask that QPCC Officers and Councillors are invited to attend the event, if appropriate.


Applicants can receive support from the Council’s Community Development Officer to write their application. Other forms of support are also available to successful applicants at the discretion of the Proper Officer, including poster design, printing, sponsorship letter writing and help on the event day.

Pop-up Grants Application Form
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