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Alternative funding

Throughout the duration of the regeneration of South Acton, Acton Gardens will provide £50,000 a year via our ‘Community Chest’ fund to help support local groups and individuals  to deliver projects in South Acton for local residents.

Sometimes we receive applications that may not be suitable for Community Chest funding, including projects held away from the estate, those requiring more than the £5,000 limit or projects that have been repeatedly funded by the Community Chest. We therefore would encourage these groups to seek alternative funding, to provide ongoing and sustainable projects for the estate.

How can I find out about alternative funding?

Ealing Community and Voluntary Service                                  

Ealing Community and Voluntary Service (Ealing CVS) provide extensive support to ready formed organisations and to those that want to start a project. Ealing CVS have knowledge of local funders and application processes. They also offer support and training to new groups, including how to write funding bids, safe-guarding children and IT skills. Ealing CVS offer assistance with group development, including extensive FAQs, model policy documents and training.

Key funders that Ealing CVS work closely with include John Lyons Charity, Heathrow Community and local supermarkets.

Please visit www.ealingcvs.org.uk for more information.

For current news and training opportunities, please visit http://www.ealingcvs.org.uk/funding/latest-funding-enews/

Acton Community Forum                                 

Acton Community Forum (ACF) offer a local support service to residents and grassroots organisations. They offer support in applying for funding and serve as a gateway between Ealing Council, councillors, MPs, mainstream and statutory providers. ACF hope to deliver workshops in the near future, including Developing and Planning Project Ideas , Basic Funding Application Skills aNd First Aid training.

Please visit www.actonforum.org for more information.


Ealing Community Network

Ealing Community Network (ECN) provides networking and collaboration opportunities between local community and voluntary groups. It also aims to influence local decision making by local partners, such as Ealing Council (LBE), Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group (Ealing CCG), Ealing Police and other key local partners. Through forums and meetings, it give the local voluntary sector a voice.

For more information or to join ECN, please visit www.ealingcvs.org.uk/ealing-community-network/about-ecn

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