Get involved and make a bid

Neighbourhood Improvement Fund

Why don’t you make an application to our Neighbourhood Improvement Fund?

The Neighbourhood Improvement Fund is for works to the communal areas of council housing land which improve the environment of the estate or block for all residents. You can bid for a wide range of improvement works where the expenditure results in buying, building or improving fixed assets up to the value of £25,000 per bid.

The fund cannot be used for maintenance, replacement or repairs, for improvement to individual properties, or for wages or running costs.

Some examples of improvement works eligible for funding applications are:

  • fixed playground equipment
  • improvement works to existing communal gardens, including shrubs, planting and garden furniture (not maintenance)
  • provision of fences, railings and gates, but not to individual dwellings
  • provision of new notice boards and signs
  • paving to communal areas.

All council housing residents can apply either through their Tenants & Residents Association (TRA) or by a smaller group of residents acting on behalf of their block or street.

Where there is no active representation, your Housing Officer can submit a bid. In all cases, evidence of consultation and support for the proposal needs to be provided.

More information and application form

If you'd like to know more or to make a bid, please see our guidance pack and application form.

Neighbourhood improvement fund bid application form and guidance notes (doc 689KB)
You can fill this word doc form in online and email it to us at

Neighbourhood improvement fund bid application form and guidance notes (pdf 401KB)
If you would prefer to print out a form and fill it in and post it back you can use this pdf form. Please send it to Resident Involvement, 3rd floor, Town Hall Extension, King Street, London W6 9JU.

Housing Estates Improvement Programme

The Housing Estates Improvement Programme is a scheme funded by Hammersmith & Fulham Council that supports tenant’s and resident’s associations and other resident groups to transform public spaces on estates so they are greener, safer and benefit the local community. Residents can apply to improve the external areas of your estate, block, or sheltered housing unit. Improvements could include:

  • landscape improvements (gardens, seating areas, fencing, planting, art features)
  • designing out anti-social behaviour
  • play areas and ball courts
  • a food growing project
  • green roof or sustainable drainage project
  • biodiversity and wildlife features.

Each proposed bid can be for a maximum of £50,000.

What next?

Applications for the Neighbourhood Improvement Fund projects are reviewed by the resident-led Investment Group several times throughout the year.

We’re looking to do things differently in 2020 and are currently reviewing the model of delivering these projects. More details to follow soon.

If you have ideas for green projects in your area, please let us know using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Contact us

Resident Involvement Team

020 8753 6652

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