Some of the recipients of ECDC grant funding
October 2, 2023
The Earls Court Development Company (ECDC) has announced that this year it will be handing out £180,000 to 23 local organisations.
This is the third year that the annual round of funding has benefited charities and community organisations operating in the neighbourhoods surrounding the Earls Court site.
The applicants were assessed by a panel consisting of community representatives from the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea, as well as Rebekah Paczek, the Director of Public Affairs and Community Relations at ECDC.
ECDC is again supporting a wide range of communities in the area, from displaced women and children to disabled, elderly and vulnerable individuals – providing aid to charities such as Doorstep Library, For Women CIC, Action on Disability and Barons Court Project.
As well as the annual fund, ECDC has provided events, children’s holiday programs, workshops, sports activities, and volunteering opportunities aimed at assisting vulnerable families and those sleeping rough.
Rebekah Paczek, Director of Public Affairs and Community Relations at ECDC said, "We take great pride in helping and supporting our local community. Over the past three years, we've witnessed the incredible impact that organisations have achieved via the Earls Court Community Fund.
“We are delighted to be able to allocate an additional 23 grants this year, continuing our mission to champion local charities and organisations and assist them in reaching communities that are most in need of help and support. Furthermore, in recognition of the cost-of-living crisis and its effects on local businesses, we are glad to extend our support for businesses to include operational costs. We eagerly anticipate collaborating with the selected groups and hope to continue making a tangible difference in our local communities.”
The 23 organisations that successfully applied for funding in 2023 are:
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