Village Planning Fund

A percentage of the Community Infrastructure Levy will be invested in local projects. In Richmond, this is known as the Village Planning Fund.

Sixteen projects were successful in their application to Round 1 of the Village Planning Fund. A total of £826,750 was awarded to community projects across the borough.

 View round 1 projects

Applications now open 

Round 2 of the Village Planning Fund is open for applications from 5 February to 6 April 2018.

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Available funding

In Richmond, 15% of the Community Infrastructure Levy is to be spent locally in areas which have a Village Plan. According to the CIL regulations, in areas where a Neighbourhood Plan has been adopted this is increased to 25%.

The Village Planning Fund will be allocated to spend on local priorities which address the ‘demand that development places on an area.’

Villages in the borough have been grouped into clusters to recognise wider areas where development may impact and to maximise the amount available to be spent locally. Each cluster has a Community Fund ‘pot’ collected from the developments that have taken place in each area.

The table below shows the amount currently available per village cluster.

Table of funding
Village cluster Amount available
Richmond, Richmond Hill, Kew £206,086
Twickenham, St Margarets, East Twickenham, Whitton and Heathfield, Strawberry Hill £24,228
Hampton, Hampton Wick, Hampton Hill and Teddington £237,840
East Sheen, Mortlake and Barnes £24,979
Ham and Petersham £56,666

Application process

Round 2 of the Village Planning Fund is open for applications from 5 February to 6 April 2018. Successful applications will be announced in summer 2018.

To find out more about the Village Planning Fund criteria and application process, download our:

Large print versions are also available:

Further funding support is available by emailing Please use the subject heading 'VILLAGE PLANNING FUND'.

Updated: 22 February 2018