Chrysalis projects

Each year £1 million is spent on Chrysalis projects across the borough; from buying new playground equipment to the refurbishment of community buildings.

Anyone who is 18 or over and lives, works or studies in Hillingdon can propose an improvement.

Parents, guardians, teachers and youth leaders are welcome to make a submission on behalf of younger people provided that the adult's contact details are submitted.

Funding criteria

Chrysalis funding is available for the provision of or enhancement of facilities on council land only.

  • Your proposal must clearly demonstrate an improvement or benefit to the local community and support the council's objectives
  • Proposals from voluntary organisations or community groups to enhance a council-owned asset must have appropriate and current lease/license arrangements in place and not be in financial arrears to the council. The proposal should demonstrate a clear benefit to the wider community
  • The proposal should be for 'one-off' capital funding of a project of between £5,000 and £100,000 to enhance a community facility without creating any additional on-going financial commitment from the council. In some circumstances a direct grant may be awarded in which case quotations and other supporting information may be required
  • Chrysalis cannot fund events, activities or furniture and equipment
  • Evidence of community support for an application will strengthen the case for funding

Community organisations, primary and secondary schools, including academy status schools, can apply for Chrysalis funding, provided that the proposal meets all other relevant criteria and can demonstrate that specific benefits to the wider community will be achieved, over and above the educational merits expected from a school. In these circumstances the Chrysalis funding will be paid as a direct grant to the recipient.

Exceptional proposals, in particular those which demonstrate a significant improvement to the overall well-being of the community may also be considered.

Buildings or facilities managed through Hillingdon housing services, and their partners, are not eligible for Chrysalis funding.  If you have a suggestion for improvements to housing land please see Better Neighbourhood funding for more information.

The successful projects will be chosen by Cllr Edward Lavery, Cabinet Member for Environment, Housing and Regeneration.

If your suggestion is taken up, the council will either undertake all aspects of the project including consultation, design, commissioning of contractors and inspecting the work or issue the funding as a grant

For more information, email us at

Make a suggestion for Chrysalis funding

Page last updated: 08 Jun 2021