Pathways Grants in Ealing and Brentford


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Grant amount: Up to £40,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, General Operating Expense

Location of project: United Kingdom

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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Pathways is a not-for-profit organisation in Ealing and Brentford, UK, which builds, transforms and supports people and communities to reach their full potential. We are passionate about helping people and communities move forward. Pathways seeks to find local partners, share values and together make a positive difference.

Community and voluntary groups working in Ealing and Brentford can apply for funding for projects or services which strengthen the local community.

We are actively encouraging applications from voluntary and community-based groups which are working to help young people make a positive contribution to their local communities.

The programme offers:

  • small grants of up to £5,000 per year for up to three years
  • medium grants between £5,001 to £10,000 per year for up to three years
  • large grants up to a maximum of £40,000 per year for up to three years

The Main Grants programme can/will fund:

  • strengthen the voluntary and community sector
  • aim to alleviate poverty tackling root causes
  • promote healthy living and eating opportunities for disadvantaged groups
  • provide for those on low incomes
  • overcome isolation
  • tackle homelessness or people threatened with homelessness amongst non-statutory groups
  • support for victims of domestic violence
  • assist disadvantaged people within the community to access local services
  • meet the emotional and physical needs of disadvantaged people who have (or who care for those who have) a physical or learning disability or suffer from a debilitating illness, for which no other funding is available.
  • provide counselling and support services for those who find it hard to cope with everyday life
  • improve employment and educational opportunities.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Pathways Main Grants Programme is for community groups and voluntary organisations working in the Brentford TW8 and Ealing W5, W7 and W13 postcode.
  • Pathways grants are awarded to cover start-up, core or project costs.


  • Grants of £5,000 or less are most likely to be successful.


  • The Main Grants programme will not fund: 
    • projects which do not benefit the residents of Ealing and/ or Brentford
    • individuals
    • projects which trustees consider ought properly to be funded by statutory funders such as local and central government and the health authority
    • commercial organisations
    • projects which have already happened
    • travel, transport costs
    • projects or organisations that exclude beneficiaries on the grounds of religious or political beliefs
    • projects or organisations that do not adhere to our equal opportunities policy
    • capital costs
    • organisations with free reserves more than three months its operational costs
    • general appeals
    • academic research
    • hospitals and schools
    • ecology and animal welfare
    • applicants who have been rejected by us in the last 12 months
    • organisations that are currently receiving grant funding from us, unless this is coming to an end within the next 10 months.