About

What is Hounslow Giving?

Hounslow Giving is a charitable project hosted by Ealing CVS (Community Voluntary Service). Our aim is to help to improve the lives of many people in the Borough of Hounslow and build a brighter future for our borough.

Based on the notion that everyone has something to give, no matter how small, Hounslow Giving is a focal point for philanthropy, providing the opportunity for businesses, groups and individuals to give money and in-kind support, including time and skills, to help local people and make a positive difference to their lives.

We champion charities that work tirelessly to solve issues such as loneliness and isolation, metal and physical health across generations to help the Borough of Hounslow’s communities.

What We Do

Working in collaboration is at our core. Whether you’re an individual, part of a group or a business – if you care about our borough then we want to help you turn your community spirit into positive action.

Shining a Light
We raise awareness of the issues which exist in our borough making local people aware of local issues.

Fundraise
We fundraise to build the Hounslow Giving Fund – a fund which will provide financial support for charities that help local people.

In-Kind Support
We encourage people to give in-kind support, including time and skills to support charities that work in the borough.

Vision

Our vision is a borough where everyone is given opportunity and we help one another to reduce inequalities, improve lives and strengthen our community.

This will be achieved by local people, local businesses and local community and voluntary sector groups coming together collaboratively and working together.

Please join us and bring the change you want to see in the Borough of Hounslow.

Team

Senior Fundraising & Projects Manager
Gurpreet Rana

Throughout Gurpreet’s career she has worked with a diverse range of organisations and funders, she has supported and advised Voluntary and Charitable Sector Organisations for over 16 years. This has predominantly been in a fundraising and development capacity. Gurpreet is an experienced fundraiser with a strong track record of raising funds from Statutory bodies, European Social Funds, Lottery Funds, Trusts and Foundations.

Gurpreet is a full member of the Institute of Fundraising and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Development.

Development Officer
Parule Basu-Barua

Parule has a background working in television & media both in the UK & USA. She initially joined the BBC working for BBC Worldwide in Co-Productions & Marketing and then moved onto work as the Unit Manager within BBC Productions Science Department specifically on their flagship series ‘Tomorrow’s World’. She went onto launch BBC America and was SVP of Business Development & Interactive for the channel. She co-founded an Independent Television & Film company, Wide-Eyed Entertainment Ltd and, as M.D., worked primarily on raising revenues through co-productions with global networks.

She has been involved with the Hounslow Borough as a volunteer specifically for iHear (working as a SMART facilitator to help adults with drug & alcohol dependency). She has also worked as a volunteer for Middlesex Association for the Blind. She is training to be a psychotherapist with the aim of helping those on low incomes through talking therapy

Partners

Would you like to learn more?

Hounslow Giving believes that everyone can give money, time, space, ideas & networks to help change lives for the better. For more information please contact Parule on 075381 55535 or send us an email.

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