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Hammersmith & Fulham Council helps Westfield give charities a boost

Charities across Hammersmith & Fulham have received a boost to their good work after being awarded funding from Westfield.

Other good causes can now apply to have a chance of being selected for the next round.

Cllr Sue Macmillan, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Education and Cllr Sue Fennimore, H&F Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion were among the judging panel which saw eight charities selected for grants of up to £1,000.

"Supporting local charities is a key priority for us,” said Cllr Macmillan.

“I’ve been inspired by the incredible applications received from a number of diverse and worthwhile local causes. I'm looking forward to seeing the next round of applications soon."

Cllr Sue Fennimore, said: “It was a real honour to be part of the panel and get the chance to reward some of the fantastic charities in our borough.

“All the entries do such valuable work, it was very hard to choose this round’s winners.”

The eight charities recently chosen by the judges are:

  • The Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteer Centre
  • Fulham Good Neighbours
  • The London Sports Trust
  • Lido Foundation
  • The Urban Partnership Group
  • The Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development
  • The Bhavan Centre
  • Kensington Athletic AFC

They are among 20 charities which will be chosen for funding over the next two years.

Other judges on the panel included representatives from Big Local, the Edward Woods Community Centre, the Resurgo Trust, the Bush Theatre and Westfield.

The next round of funding will take place in the winter. You can apply now to be considered at Westfield’s website.

Successful bids should fit with at least one of three separate themes: Innovative and creative approaches to employment and training; opportunities for young people aged 16-24; and support for people with disabilities or health problems.

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