|23 Local Community Groups Receive Fast Track Grants|
Boost for organisations working across our borough
Voluntary groups across the borough are celebrating after learning that they have been awarded a share of a £67,500 cash windfall from Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) Council.
In total, 23 local community groups have been allocated funds through the popular Fast Track small grants scheme which provides individual grants of up to £10,000.
The successful groups come from all walks of life and represent the rich diversity of the borough. They range from organisations involved in sports and entertainment to those working with ethnic minority groups and senior citizens.
H&F Council says it is one of the most generous boroughs in London in terms of voluntary sector budgets, with a total grants pot of almost £4 million. That equates to £21.60 per head.
Since the Fast Track scheme started in 2007, more than 500 grants have been made to local voluntary organisations.
Cllr Marcus Ginn, cabinet member for community care says: " Fast Track recognises that there are so many fantastic voluntary organisations in the borough who sometimes struggle to pay for particular projects or activities.
" This council is very proud of the way we help charities and voluntary organisations and we will continue to support these unsung heroes to the best of our abilities, even during these tough economic times."
From April 2013, the Fast Track scheme will be changed into a rolling programme that will be available throughout the year. More information about this will soon become available on the council’s website and through the CaVSA Funding Bulletin.
A full list of organisations in receipt of Fast Track grants can be found below:
October 1, 2012