Eight local organisations have received a community grant from Westfield .
The new community grants initiative was launched at the beginning of the year and sees organisations awarded up to £1,000 each.
The first recipients are The Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteer Centre, Fulham Good Neighbours, The London Sports Trust, Lido Foundation, The Urban Partnership Group, The Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development, The Bhavan and Kensington Athletic AFC.
Westfield says the scheme ensures that investment in the shopping centre is felt across the local area, and will see up to 20 projects receive up to £1,000 over the next two years.
Commenting on the first round of funding, Duncan Bower, director of development at Westfield, said: “We are excited about supporting eight impactful projects that will make a real difference in our local community.
“Since opening in 2008, Westfield London has delivered very significant investment and 12,000 jobs to the W12 area. Further investment continues with the centre expansion and thousands of more jobs creating opportunities.
“We very much hope that the community grants scheme will contribute to making this success story felt across our local neighborhoods.”
Dominic Pinkney, chief executive at the Hammersmith & Fulham Volunteer Centre, said: “We are delighted to receive the Westfield community grant, which will be used to help isolated and excluded local residents to engage in the community and find employment.
“With the help of this grant, our digital inclusion programme will open up a world of opportunities for hundreds of local people.”
The next round of funding will take place in Winter 2016/17. Local organisations from the north of Hammersmith and Fulham should submit their applications via the grants application website .