We recognise the importance of communities being able to organise events of cultural significance as well as events that promote community cohesion and integration. Therefore, funding has been made available for communities in Westminster to lead and organise events. These can be:
The Community Events Fund will offer financial support to organisations to help deliver new events in the City of Westminster.
The fund can be used to book a space or pay for other associated event costs. For each event, a maximum of £2,500 will be made available, or for collaboration between organisations grants of up to £5,000 will be available.
We are keen to develop an interesting and successful year-round events calendar and would like to encourage new community leaders and groups to come forward. As part of this ambition, we are keen to see new events that will complement the existing offer.
registered charities and CICs with sound governance and accountability structure
Individuals affiliated to a registered group in Westminster who lives or works in Westminster and volunteers their time to help and support others can apply where no suitable organisation can be found
private events e.g. birthdays, christenings, graduation
political events or campaigning
profit-making or fundraising activities
running costs including salaries not related to the event
Transportation costs, storage or delivery fees
The fund will not cover costs for any event that may be perceived as non-inclusive or could cause the Council reputational damage.