What is the Community Chest?
The Community Chest is a pot of funding for South Acton's community activities throughout the lifetime of the regeneration. Acton Gardens (a joint venture partnership between L&Q Housing Trust and Countryside Properties Ltd) are committed to supporting the vibrant and thriving community and have set aside a sum of £50,000 per annum towards the community chest.
How does it work?
Acton Gardens have a Community Chest Sub Group that will review applications prior to the Board meetings and score projects, using a point system based on value for money, need of project and benefit for South Acton residents.
Whilst the Board reviews each application individually, there are a few guidelines which will help applicants to be successful with their funding request:
- The maximum funding sum is £5000 for any single project
- At least 60% of the beneficiaries should be South Acton residents
- Projects must relate to community development i.e. activities or equipment that helps promotes better relations between communities living on South Acton, helps to develop community infrastructure, builds capacity of community groups and individuals within the community to run community activities or tackles social isolation.
How do I apply?
Following the guidelines, you would need to complete an application form and return to Acton Gardens. This would then be considered by the Board at the next Board meeting, where meetings are held every 2 months.
- Community Chest Application Form
- Community Chest Application Guidelines
- Community Chest Information Flow Chart
Please ensure your application reaches us by the cut-off dates below:
- Monday 19 February 2018
- Monday 21 May 2018
- Monday 20 August 2018
- Monday 19 November 2018
If you require any further information, please contact Acton Gardens. Please see currently funded page for current projects that have been funded through Acton Gardens.