Last chance to apply for Rainbow funding

Resident Associations and Community Groups please apply now

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Do you have an idea for improving your estate?  Are there services or activities that would benefit your community?  

A final round of Rainbow funding is now available to residents living in Hounslow Homes managed properties.  Resident associations and community groups can apply for funding of between £5,000 and £15,000 for projects that  

  • Promote a united community e.g. removing barriers within your communities, helping people to get to know each other and encouraging people to get involved
  • Transform estates by providing better facilities for play, leisure, etc
  • Improve community buildings on your estate
  • Support social enterprise e.g. encouraging self sustaining, local business
  • Improve your local environment such as reducing your carbon footprint or schemes with a ‘green’ focus

The deadline for application is Wednesday 17th February 2010.  

The Rainbow Project Officer, Aine Hayes, is available to support you in applying for funding.  Call Aine on 020 8583 4813 or email to  

  • Talk about your idea
  • Check if you are eligible to apply
  • Get an application form
  • Arrange a meeting


The Rainbow Project is a programme to support Hounslow Homes’ residents to become more involved in their community and to work together to improve things that directly affect them.   

Many residents associations and community groups across the borough have received funding since the launch of the Rainbow Project in 2008, including  

  • Play groups and advice sessions for residents on the Haverfield Estate in Brentford
  • A communal lounge for residents of Lavender Court Sheltered Scheme, Feltham
  • Arts, dance and drama for young people and families on the Oriel Estate in Hanworth
  • A community building on the Brabazon Estate in Heston
  • Refurbishment to play areas on the Ivybridge estate in Isleworth and the Waterloo estate in Feltham
  • Improvements to communal areas in the Lambert Lodge, Owen House and Hyde House sheltered schemes

December 22, 2009

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