Community Chest

The Community Chest makes small grants to fund community projects.

It is open both to our customers and other organisations working in our areas. The Community Chest was launched back in 2007, and since then, we’re proud to have supported a wide range of projects contributing to the growth and development of our communities.

Bids must be for projects that come under one of the following themes:

  • Building Neighbourhoods – health, education, training, crime prevention,environmental issues and supporting access to leisure activities
  • Celebrating Heritage and Culture – Community arts, community festivals, and heritage projects which contribute towards place shaping
  • Working for Community Change – worklessness, volunteering projects, community enterprises , promoting diversity integration, increasing participation and skills, financial inclusion and anti poverty projects

Grants of up to £5,000 are available, although most grants are smaller sums, up to £1,000. Please note, due to the volume of applications we are unlikely to fund many £5000 bids. You are more likely to be successful with smaller grants.

For more information what our Community Chest has funded in recent years, you can read our latest community chest report here:

Community Chest Report 2015-17


The Community Chest Panel meets four times a year to make decisions on applications.  We will be holding four panel meetings throughout the 2016/17 financial year and require applications one month before the following dates:


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Community Chest Application Details


Please read through the Community Chest application criteria found below and click the link below for an application form.

Community Chest Criteria 2019-20

Community Chest Application 2019-20

Please read through the Community Chest guidelines found below:

Community Chest Application Guidelines 2019-20

If you have any questions, please email

Does your project or organisation need volunteers?? Our staff and residents may be able to help. Please email

Kairos Community Trust

Project: Volunteers Training and Development Programme - London Boroughs

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Rushmoor Borough Council

Project: Free Summer Swim 16 and Under - Rushmoor

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Urban Youth Network

Project: Get Active (Football Sessions) - Hounslow

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Aik Saath – Together As One

Project: ABC (Anti-social Behaviour & Conflict) Resolution Team - Slough

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Hounslow Early Intervention Service

Project: Be Amazing - Hounslow

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Epsom & Ewell Foodbank

Project: A Little Bit Extra - Epsom & Ewell, Mole Valley and Reigate & Banstead

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The Salvation Army

Project Title: Community Support - New Community Centre - Richmond

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Sebastian’s Action Trust

Project: Community Befriender - Surrey Heath

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Slough Foodbank

Project: Sustainable Foodbank - Slough

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Hounslow Community FoodBox

Project: Secure Referral Form - Hounslow

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Hounslow Extra Club

Project: Summer Holiday Scheme - Hounslow

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Launchpad Reading

Project: Severe Weather Emergency Project - Reading

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Hounslow Phab

Project: Stars On A Saturday - Hounslow

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Project: Kickstart - Hounslow

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Wrights Meadow Centre

Project: Build a Community Centre - Wycombe

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Project: Whitley GrowAllot - Reading

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Integrated Neurological Services (INS)

Project: Empowering people to improve lives – emotional support for people with Neurological conditions. - Richmond

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Learning to Work (South East)

Project: Volunteer Passport Community Programme - Slough

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Funded Projects 2016 – 2017

Here are our funded projects from 2016 - 2017:

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Creative Educational Projects

Project title: Digital Inclusion Project

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Project title: WUWO Media Training

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Sports ED

Project title: Go Girl Go!

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Feltham Police Community Boxing

Project title: Boxing Club

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Destiny Support

Project title: Offering Support & Digital inclusion in Slough

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All other 2014 – 2015 Community Chest projects funded

Here is a list of all other Community Chest projects funded in the 2014-2015 financial year.

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Funded Projects 2015 – 2016

Here are our funded projects from 2015-2016:

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Jennett’s Park Play Days

Project: Jennett’s Park Play Days - Bracknell Forest - RG12

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