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.

The Village Planning Fund is open for applications until 14 August 2017.

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%.

A village cluster system is best placed to recognise the impact that development can have beyond village boundaries and to maximise the amount spent locally. The table below shows the amount currently available per village cluster.

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

Table of funding
Village cluster Amount available
Richmond, Richmond Hill, Kew £802,681
Twickenham, St Margarets, East Twickenham, Whitton and Heathfield, Strawberry Hill £77,801
Hampton, Hampton Wick, Hampton Hill and Teddington £13,808
East Sheen, Mortlake and Barnes £10,455
Ham and Petersham £180,309

To find out more about the Village Planning Fund criteria and application process, download our Village Planning Fund information pack (pdf, 1.3MB).

How to apply

You must live or work in the borough of Richmond upon Thames to be eligible to apply for the Village Planning Fund. If you are an individual then you must apply in partnership with a constituted group or organisation.

Before you apply you should discuss your ideas with your local Community Links Officer.

Once you are ready to submit your proposal, you should download the application pack (MS Word, 148 KB). Ensure you read the guidance before completing the application form and return this by:

  • email to with subject line 'Village Planning Fund Application [followed by name of Village area]'. You should copy in the Councillors supporting your proposal as stated in part 19 of your application form, or
  • post to FAO Anna Sadler, Community Links, Community and Partnerships, 3rd Floor, Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ

Updated: 20 June 2017