ALMOST half a million pounds is still available to be spent on local projects across the borough.
In January this year Hillingdon Council set up a ward budget initiative scheme to offer £25,000 to each of the borough's 22 wards to help fund community projects.
However, six months on £409,484 of the available £550,000 still needs to be allocated.
Northwood councillor, Scott Seaman-Digby, said: "The ward budget reflects the desire of the administration to get closer to the residents and meet more directly the needs of local groups.
"It has been publicised a lot but it has been quite a slow start. We need to make people increasingly aware of what the money is for.
"The money is there to fund any local group that offers a service to the residents of the ward. For example we have helped some children visit the House of Commons and we have approached Northwood Football Club about sponsoring their kit.
"It doesn't have to be a charity but it does have to be a purchase rather than an ongoing commitment."