Hammersmith & Fulham’s main grants programme is called the 3rd Sector Investment Fund (3SIF). It provides 3+ year funding for local groups and services, which contribute to delivering the council’s key priorities and outcomes.
The 3SIF budget is approximately £3.2m a year, and includes funds for the borough’s small grants scheme.
Further information about 3SIF can be found here: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/community/investment-community-groups-0
In 2022, Hammersmith & Fulham council invited the local voluntary and community sector to help shape and inform a 3SIF Strategy. The council wishes to co-produce how 3SIF is applied for, allocated and managed.
1st meeting 21st March 2022:
The Council held its first co-production meeting on 21st March, and you can find the agenda and minutes of the meeting here: 3SIF Co-production meeting notes 21 March 2022.
2nd meeting 7th April 2022
: In April, Sobus held a separate VCS CEO forum to offer further opportunities for local VCS organisations to come together to discuss 3SIF. Notes from that meeting can be found here:
3rd meeting 28th April 2022:
The third meeting (the second event hosted by LBHF) was held on 28th April – the meeting notes have now been added below:
4th meeting 23rd May 2022:
the next 3SIF Co-production meeting will be held on 23rd May at Edward Woods Community Centre. Please follow the link to book your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hf-council-3rd-sector-investment-fund-co-production-event-number-3-tickets-338048651617
This meeting will look at the draft introduction to the 3SIF Strategy, and also discuss monitoring and evaluation processes and systems.
The agenda for the meeting and the draft strategy introduction are available below:
5th Meeting, 6thJune 2022:
The last meeting on 6th June specifically looked at the application process for 3SIF. Find the notes of this meeting here:
6th Meeting, 11th July 2022
The next 3SIF Co-production meeting will be held on 11th July at Shortlands near Hammersmith Broadway. Please click on the link below to book your place:
What are the borough’s priorities?
Information on the council’s values and priorities can be found here: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/councillors-and-democracy/about-hammersmith-fulham-council
The main priorities are: