The Earls Court Development Company open applications for their £180,000 Community Fund

Today, The Earls Court Development Company has opened applications for their 2024 Community Fund, donating a total of £180,000 to local charities and community initiatives. Organisations within the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham can apply for a grant of up to £15,000. 

Established to support the local community, The Earls Court Community Fund awards grants to charities and organisations that deliver projects which promote wellbeing, build connections and enrich the lives of local people. Recognising that many residents and voluntary groups are facing additional pressure due to the cost-of-living increase, these grants support essential and meaningful projects that benefit communities in and around Earls Court. 

Since its inception in 2021, The Earls Court Community Fund has supported over 31 voluntary groups. Previous awardees include Action on Disability, a new local hub with activities for disabled individuals, and the 10th Fulham Scout Group, who were able to provide activities for 60 young people. As of 2022, The Community Fund activities have delivered £3.7m of social value and a positive economic impact for local residents, in particular young people and children, demonstrating the beneficial effect that the awarded projects have on the Earls Court area and communities.   

Applications for the 2024 Earls Court Community Fund open Monday 8 April and will close on  Friday 31 May, the successful applicants will be announced this summer.  

Rebekah Paczek, Director of Public Affairs, Social Impact and Community Relations at The Earls Court Development Company, added: “We are delighted to continue the Community Fund this year, offering £180,000 to a selection of local organisations, charities and community projects. Over the past few years, it has been inspiring to see the projects and initiatives that the fund has helped come to life. Our mission is to support culturally rich, educational and socially beneficial experiences, so we are looking forward to seeing applications for this year.”

Applicants can apply online via The Earls Court Development Company website.

Notes to Editors

The Kensington + Chelsea Foundation and Hammersmith & Fulham Giving are managing the grants programme on behalf of The Earls Court Development Company. Both organisations have deep knowledge of their local communities and are excited to be part of delivering the Earls Court Community Fund to support residents of Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea