|27 Local Organisations Awarded Council Funds|
But another 24 have applications turned down
27 local groups and organisations will share £1.2 million of funding from Hammersmith and Fulham Council.
The council's Cabinet gaves its approval to the funding at a meeting held on Monday July 18.
Among the biggest winners are Lyric Hammersmith, which is receiving £240,000, H&F Citizens Advice, receiving £70,000, Bishop Creighton House, £58,000 and the Barons Court Project, a day centre for vulnerable people, £95,000.
Here is a full list of the organisations receiving grants, who fall into five categories designated by the council:
Health and Wellbeing
Arts, Culture and Sport
Environment and Community Transport
Homelessness Prevention and Home Safety
The council says 13 of these organisations are being funded for the first time, including HAFAD - Hammersmith and Fulham Action on Disability - which is receiving £40,000 to help its peer support project, encouraging disabled people to access mainstream services, the H&F Bike Project, which will receive £25,000 to help it set up a cycling club in the borough and the Urban Studies Green Service, which aims to educate, inform and encourage young people through creative environmental projects, and which will receive £10,000.
However, many other organisations were left disappointed. The council says in total, it received 70 applications from 51 organisations. This equated to £3.9 million worth of applications received for £1.2 million of funding available.
" Like councils the length of the country, we are under huge financial pressures as a result of the national budget crisis. However, we will do our absolute best to protect vital organisations and services from the budget pressures that we face.
The next round of large voluntary sector grants will take place next year.
Cllr Carlebach also encouraged voluntary sector groups to apply for external funding.
" The recent £1million Big Lottery Fund grant for the White City area is an excellent example of how the community can benefit from different forms of funding from outside of the council," he said.
July 19, 2011