Civic Pride Fund priorities
- Building capacity in our community – using the skills and talents of local people to benefit the local community to:
a) Enable local people to develop, agree and deliver their own responses to local issues
b) Have a greater say in the design and delivery of services and take advantage of opportunities to deliver services themselves
c) Tackle inequality and discrimination
- A borough to be proud of – making public places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive and building stronger communities through:
a) Improving public spaces, including open space and gardens
b) Promoting the Borough’s culture, history and heritage
c) Celebrating our place in Europe - including our links with other communities in the UK and abroad
- Town and Neighbourhood Centre Initiatives - The Council is supportive of initiatives that promote the vitality of our town and neighbourhood centres. (only projects that fall outside the scope and limited funding capacity of the Town Centre Opportunities Fund are eligible to apply)
- Sport Initiatives - projects should contribute to the priorities for sport and fitness, in particular:
a) Provide more opportunities for adults or young people to take part in sport
b) Widen participation by targeting provision at low participant groups, particularly people with disabilities.
c) Provide opportunities for competitive sport that develop pathways to support talented sports people
How to apply
Constituted organisations can apply for a grant of up to £5,000.
Individuals and informal groups
Individuals and informal groups can apply for a grant of up to £1,000.
Grant payment, monitoring and evaluation
If an application for funding is successful you will be required to fill in a grant acceptance form and sign the terms and conditions of the grant. Examples of these documents can be seen below.
You will also be required to complete a monitoring and evaluation form (MS Word, 217 KB) at the end of your project.
Projects requiring ongoing funding
The Civic Pride Fund is intended to help communities launch new ideas rather than repeat fund projects, or fund projects requiring ongoing funding.
For advice on obtaining ongoing funding please contact Community Connections Richmond run by Richmond CVS. For advice on ongoing funding for environment projects, contact SWLEN.
Read about projects that have been awarded funding from the Civic Pride Fund.
A new report has been produced detailing how Civic Pride funds were distributed from April 2016 to March 2017. It shows trends across the borough and provides case studies of some of the organisations and individuals who have benefitted.
Read the full report (pdf, 3.1 MB)
To talk through your ideas or if you require any other assistance please contact:
Senior Project Officer (Voluntary Sector)
Telephone: 020 8487 5259