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Communities for Tomorrow

Are you working to reduce energy consumption, tackle climate change, boost recycling or create a nature reserve? Do you have ideas to make your community more sustainable? Are you encouraging wildlife back into your neighbourhood? If so, you could qualify for a grant from our Communities for Tomorrow programme.

Grants between £2,500 and £25,000 per year for up to two years are awarded for groups including charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, local authorities and Community Interest Companies. Your work must be planned for Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, South Bucks, Spelthorne or Windsor and Maidenhead. To apply, your group must have a constitution and a bank account that needs two signatures.

Communities for Tomorrow 2017 - Guidance and Criteria (441KB PDF)

All funding awarded in 2016 (316KB PDF)

Heathrow Community Fund grant agreement 2017 (870KB DOC)

Communities Tomorrow 2017 - Grants awarded (14KB XLS)


Grants are awarded twice a year and there is a two stage process. See below for the timetable for applications and decision-making for 2018:

Form required Closing date Decision
Round 1: Stage 1 form 23.02.18 23.03.18 - Invitation to submit Stage 2 application
Round 1: Stage 2 form 04.05.18 13.06.18 - Board of Trustees meeting
Round 2: Stage 1 form 21.09.18 11.10.18 - Invitation to submit Stage 2 application
Round 2: Stage 2 form 09.11.18 12.12.18 - Board of Trustees meeting


Please complete your application at:

If you would like to discuss your project or have us review the wording of all or some aspect of your application, please send this to us in a word document (full details on our Contact Us page). Please consider the time you’ll need to complete the online form before the deadline, and allow us a week to review your draft. Late entries and old application forms will not be accepted.

Youth projects

Inspiring Youth event, November 2014

Communities for Youth invites grant applications from organisations working on projects linked to education and economic regeneration schemes that give young people new skills and help them into employment.