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Hounslow Council launches new fund for the voluntary and community sector

Hounslow Council has launched the Thriving Communities: Hounslow Response Fund to support the local voluntary and community sector (VCSE). The fund has been established to help alleviate the impact of Coronavirus on the VCSE sector and the residents of the borough that depend on their services.

Local VCSE groups can now apply for up to £10,000 in funding, with a decision expected within four weeks.

Funding is available for projects and services that are delivering support to Hounslow residents most at risk as a result of the outbreak.

Cllr Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities and Climate Emergency, said “We are aware of the damaging impact that coronavirus is having on Hounslow’s communities and the charitable and community groups that support them. The lockdown measures have caused enormous change to how people are able to live, the type of support that they need and the ways in which it can be provided. By launching this new fund we are committing to supporting the essential work being carried out in these difficult times by the organisations that make up our wonderful voluntary sector”.

Full details of the Thriving Communities: Hounslow Response Fund are available on the Hounslow Council website