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Voluntary groups across the borough are celebrating after learning that they have been awarded a share of a £67,500 cash windfall from Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) Council.

In total, 23 local community groups have been allocated funds through the popular Fast Track small grants scheme which provides individual grants of up to £10,000.

The successful groups come from all walks of life and represent the rich diversity of the borough. They range from organisations involved in sports and entertainment to those working with ethnic minority groups and senior citizens.

H&F Council says it is one of the most generous boroughs in London in terms of voluntary sector budgets, with a total grants pot of almost £4 million. That equates to £21.60 per head.

Since the Fast Track scheme started in 2007, more than 500 grants have been made to local voluntary organisations.  

Cllr Marcus Ginn, cabinet member for community care says: " Fast Track recognises that there are so many fantastic voluntary organisations in the borough who sometimes struggle to pay for particular projects or activities.

" This council is very proud of the way we help charities and voluntary organisations and we will continue to support these unsung heroes to the best of our abilities, even during these tough economic times."

From April 2013, the Fast Track scheme will be changed into a rolling programme that will be available throughout the year. More information about this will soon become available on the council’s website and through the CaVSA Funding Bulletin.

A full list of organisations in receipt of Fast Track grants can be found below:

Broadway: £2,000 
Bush Theatre: £2,000 
DeafPLUS: £5,000 
Ethnic Minorities Elders Group: £3,000 
Evening Shade: £1,000 
Flatfeet Dance Company: £3,000 
Fulham Camerata: £1,000 
Fulham FC Foundation: £4,000 
Fulham Palace Trust: £2,000 
Grove Neighbourhood Centre: £3,000 
Hammersmith Martial Arts Club: £2,500 
Kingdom Kats Entertainment: £2,500 
The Consultative Forum: £5,000 
London Sports Trust: £5,000 
MBS Enterprise: £2,000 
Open Age: £5,000 
Opportunity for All: £4,000 
Original Club: £3,500 
Posklub: £2,300 
Rampage Holiday Project: £1,200 
Vietnamese Association: £1,500 
Voices 4 Somali Community: £2,000 
Westside Community Foundation: £5,000

 

 

October 1, 2012