Heathrow Community Fund – Communities for Youth
The Communities for Youth programme offers grants of between £2,501 and £25,000 for local groups around Heathrow, including charities, voluntary groups and schools, who are delivering projects linked to education and economic regeneration.
The grants are intended to benefit those communities most closely affected by Heathrow’s operations.
Awards will be made twice a year for projects focused on two themes:
- To create learning opportunities for young people and so raise their aspirations - This could be informal learning outside the classroom or could be offering young people new experiences and challenges that will increase their life skills and confidence.
- To break down barriers to employment through skills development - This could offer young people in school or those that have left opportunities to learn practical skills or to improve their life skills and employability.
Who can apply
The scheme is open to local authorities, schools, charities and community groups** within the 5 local boroughs closest to Heathrow – Hounslow, Hillingdon, Spelthorne, Slough, Ealing.**applicant groups must be constituted and have a 2 signatory bank account.
Grant Rounds for 2013/2014 – next steps
Check your project fits with the grant criteria and then fill in an Expression of Interest form and send to the address below.
Communities for Youth: grant criteria (218KB PDF)
The closing dates for 2014 applications are:
|Form required||Closing date|
|Round 1: Expression of interest||15th November 2013|
|Final application||31st January 2014|
|Board decision||27th February 2014|
|Round 2: Expression of interest||25th April 2014|
|Final application||25th July 2014|
|Board decision||5th September 2014|
Contact Heathrow Communities for Youth
Heathrow Communities for Youth
C/o Groundwork Thames Valley,
Colne Valley Park Centre,
Denham Court Drive,
Middlesex UB9 5PG
Tel: 01895 832662