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
3SIF Co-Production meetings:
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 :
4th meeting 23rd May 2022:
5th Meeting, 6thJune 2022:
Find the notes of this meeting here:
6th Meeting, 11th July 2022
This meeting was cancelled.
6th Meeting: 15th December 2022
Find Sobus’s notes from this meeting here:
7th Meeting: 26th January 2023
This will be an online meeting – please follow the link to book your place:
8th Meeting: 29th March 2023
This was an in person meeting, but people could also join virtually.
9th Meeting: 27th April 2023
This was an online meeting (via Microsoft Teams)
For any enquiries, please contact Katharina.Herrmann@lbhf.gov.uk
Meeting 25th October 2023
please find our notes of the meeting here: 3SIF event notes 25.10.23
What are the borough’s priorities?
3SIF funded services are expected to contribute to the delivery of LBHF’s values and priorities. You can find information about them here: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/councillors-and-democracy/about-hammersmith-fulham-council
The main priorities are: