£1 million has been invested by Local Trust to help our community grow and flourish in the next 10 years and beyond. The programme was given the green light by Local Trust in 2012 and officially started in 2014.
Heston West Big Local (HWBL) is a partnership of local residents and local stakeholders. Members of the board have volunteered to steer the funding allocated to Heston West.
HWBL is currently supported by C-Change West London.
C-Change West London will help deliver the legacy, vision and programme, work with local people, support projects and activities and help secure further funding for the HWBL area.
We are working towards creating an environmentally eco-friendly, sustainable, vibrant and unique green oasis in the heart of our urban area.
In partnership with Heston West Big Local and funded by Local Trust and the London Borough of Hounslow, we aim to improve the look and feel of our community, encourage and develop greener and cleaner activities to help reduce pollution and our carbon footprint and increase wellbeing amongst our residents.
The Community Garden will also be a creative space for locally based and upcoming artists to deliver theatrical, musical and art community programmes and live performances. The project is currently waiting on planning permission decision. We hope to start the works in the autumn with completion by summer 2024.
My London: Enabling Youth Social Action has been developed in response to the growing concern around young people’s mental health due to the impacts of COVID-19. This programme, delivered by Team London and match funded by the #iwill Fund, puts frontline youth sector organisations at the heart of developing models of youth engagement for young people in their communities.
C-Change West London (and Heston West Big Local) is working in partnership with Team London and four frontline youth sector organisations based in Hillingdon and Ealing: Ealing Hounslow CVS, Spark! Charity, Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support and EACH Counselling.
The programme is funded by Mayor of London.
Our Creative Mums Project is specifically designed for mothers, grandmothers, women, older siblings, carers, and guardians within our community. The primary goal of this initiative is to provide a nurturing environment where participants can come together, socialise, unleash their creativity, and enjoy themselves.
Alongside the Creative Mums Project, we, offer free Multi-Sports sessions for children aged 5 to 11. These exciting sessions will provide youngsters with an opportunity to engage in various sports activities.
The sessions run weekly on Sundays at Cranford Community College from 11am to 1pm, followed by free hot nutritious lunch from 1pm to 2pm.
Our Create Your Future: Youth Filmmaking Programme aims to inspire, encourage and to give opportunities for young people (13 to 25+ years old) in Hounslow (currently not in employment, education, or training) to gain community volunteering and film work experience. The programme is open to young people from all walks of life, but will be encouraging those from LGBTQ+, ethnic minorities, refugees and with disabilities to get involved.
Our programme will offer young people the opportunity to:
This programme will enable young people to have a voice, to gain work experience within the creative industries, learn leadership, communication, and networking skills, and to give back to the community. We have been telling stories, producing films, music and documentaries for over 9 years, including for the London Borough of Hounslow, Home Office, Metropolitan Police and Local Trust.
Programme will be starting May 2023.
Funded by London Borough of Hounslow
If you are between 13 to 17 yrs, please contact us at
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If you are interested in the 18 to 25 yrs+ programme, please click here.
In partnership with Chiswick House and Gardens, and funded by The Linbury Trust, we developed a fun, engaging and inclusive community cooking programme for residents to learn new culinary skills, to improve confidence and develop a support network. The Cooking in Chiswick programme is led by renowned chef and author Manju Malhi.
This programme is a great opportunity for residents to learn health cooking (vegetarian and vegan) from various cuisines including British, Indian, Chinese, Caribbean, Italian, African and much more, on a budget. The Cooking in Chiswick programme is free for everyone, and transport is freely provided at the Brabazon Community Centre.
To learn more and to get involved please contact us.
In partnership with ReLondon and London Borough of Hounslow, C-Change West London will be supporting the delivery of a new pioneering environmental initiative that aims to transform Heston into a thriving circular neighbourhood. The Heston in the Loop project will empower residents, schools and local businesses to change their relationship with stuff through the introduction of new behavioural interventions and circular economy solutions that actively encourage the community to consume and waste less by reusing, repairing, sharing and recycling more.
In collaboration with the London Borough of Hounslow and Creative Spaces London, C-Change West London will be hosting the Holiday and Activities Food Programme (HAF) at Cranford Community College during July and August 2023. The programme is designed for school-aged children from reception to year 11 who receive benefits-related free school meals. Craft activities such as painting, slime making, and den building will be offered to children aged 6-12, providing them with opportunities to boost their confidence, explore their creativity, make new friends, and develop social skills in a fun and nurturing environment.
The programme will run on selected dates from 24th July to 24th August, from 11 am to 3 pm. Parents can register their children for the programme by clicking here.