Community grants

VCS funding programme 2023-27

Ealing Council and North West London Integrated Care System are now consulting on proposals for the allocation of funding for the 2023- 2027 voluntary and community sector grants programme.

The consultation is aimed at all voluntary and community organisations that provide services in the borough of Ealing whether they are currently grant funded or not. We would also welcome the views of other public or private sector partners who work with the voluntary and community sector in the borough and individuals who make use of the services provided by the voluntary and community sector.

The full consultation document and draft Equality Analysis Assessments are available.

To respond to the consultation you can:

  • Complete our online survey
  • Email vcsfunding@ealing.gov.uk 
  • Attend the online consultation event on Tuesday, 19 July
  • Participate in an online workshop specific to infrastructure support.

Consultation event

The consultation event took place on Tuesday 19 July. Feedback from the event will form part of the final consultation report that will be presented to Cabinet in November.

Infrastructure workshops

Locality, on behalf of Ealing Council, are currently carrying out a review of VCS infrastructure support i.e. services provided to VCS organisations. They will be hosting two focus groups for VCS organisations working in Ealing (whether grant-funded or not). These sessions will provide a space to come together and discuss experiences with infrastructure support in Ealing. The purpose of the workshops is to learn what is working well in terms of any support VCS organisations may receive and to identify any improvements to the current provision and/or the way it is commissioned. These perspectives will guide the evaluation of the council’s approach to VCS infrastructure support in Ealing and feed into the wider consultation. The meetings will be informal, and all ideas/perspectives are welcome.

To register for a place at one - or both - of the sessions, please use the links provided below. If you have any specific access requirements or pre-meeting questions, email Rachel Dixon, development officer, at rachel.dixon@locality.org.uk.      

  • Workshop 1: Perspectives from organisations focused on / Led by Racialised Communities
    1 September, 2–4 pm. Online via Zoom
    Register for Workshop 1
  • Workshop 2: Sector-wide perspectives 
    6 September, 5-7pm, Online via Zoom 
    Register for Workshop 2

The closing date for all consultation responses is 26 September 2022.

2019-23 voluntary and community sector funding programme

Full details of the grants awarded are available in the 2019-23 VCS funding programme summary.

Management of 1 Bayham Road

Ealing Council is inviting expressions of interest from voluntary and community organisations to manage the premises at 1 Bayham Road for the benefit of communities and residents in Ealing. 

The expression of interest form, location map and statement of intent form are available. The expression of interest form explains the process and how to apply. If you plan to apply as a consortium (ie more than one organisation working together) you will also need to complete a statement of intent form.

If you have questions, you can send them to vcsfunding@ealing.gov.uk by 24 August 2022. Answers to all questions will be published here.

There will be an opportunity to visit the building to see what it has to offer, if you are not familiar with the premises. We have provisionally arranged an open afternoon for 1 September and will confirm nearer the time.

The closing date for applications is 4pm on 21 September.

Community Connections 2022-23

The application process for the 2022-23 community connections grants is now closed. 

Small grants 2022-23

The application process for the small grants programme 2022-23 is now closed.