Community Fund

The borough has been divided into three areas to distribute the Community Fund – East of the Borough, West of the Borough, and Ham and Petersham Neighbourhood Plan area.

Round 4 Community Fund

The fourth round of the Community Fund will open on Monday 12 October until Friday 4 December 2020.

There will be two repeated applicant workshops for those interested in applying for the Community Fund delivered by Richmond Council for Voluntary Services and the Council Community Engagement Team.  Please sign up to one of these events, both on Zoom.

Thursday 8  October 2020, from 10am to 12pm on ZOOM

Register

Monday 26 October 2020, from 5.30 to 7pm on ZOOM

Register

Amounts available in Round 4
Area of the Borough Amount available
East of the Borough:
Richmond, East Sheen,
Barnes, Mortlake, Kew
£161,000
West of the Borough:
Twickenham, St Margarets,
Whitton, Heathfield, Hampton,
Hampton Hill, Fulwell,
Strawberry Hill, Teddington and
Hampton Wick
£252,000
Ham and Petersham
Neighbourhood Plan area
£0

Note: There has been no levy collected in the Ham and Petersham Neighbourhood Plan geographic area since the Plan was ratified in 2019/20.

The Local Area Fund for the Richmond Riverside, Ham and Petersham ward is an alternative source of Council funding for community projects.

Application documents

Available funding

In Richmond, 15% of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is to be spent locally in areas without a Neighbourhood Plan. According to the CIL regulations, in areas where a Neighbourhood Plan has been adopted this is increased to 25%.

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

Areas in the borough have been grouped into East and West of the River Thames, and Ham and Petersham as a separate Neighbourhood Plan area. This means that each area has a Community Fund pot collected from the developments that have taken place in each area.

Round 1 Community Fund successful projects

Twickenham cluster

  • Radnor Gardens Café protective awning
  • Twickenham Wellbeing Centre - IT suite refurbishment
  • Twickenham Brunswick Club for Young People - outside sports area
  • Twickenham Green pavilion - exterior refurbishment

(Clockwise from top left: Radnor Gardens Café, Twickenham Wellbeing Centre, Twickenham Brunswick Club, Twickenham Green pavilion)

Barnes cluster

  • Barnes Men in Sheds
  • Pictologue Toy Box scheme

Richmond cluster

  • Richmond Gymnastics Club - additional gym extension
  • North Road Surgery (Kew) - surgery furniture
  • Kew Neighbourhood Association – digitising volunteer support
  • Kew Society - community noticeboard
  • Vineyard Centre - disabled access Be Richmond, Richmond town centre improvements

(Clockwise from top left: Richmond Gymnastics Club, North Road Surgery, Kew Society noticeboard, Vineyard Centre)

Ham and Petersham cluster

  • Petersham and Ham Sea Scouts - rebuild of scout hut/boat storage St Andrew’s Church hall refurbishment
  • Ham and Petersham Neighbourhood Forum - feasibility study for cycle ways

(Left to right: Petersham and Ham Sea Scouts, Neighbourhood Forum)

Teddington cluster

  • Landmark Arts centre - Landmark Welcome Project

Round 2 Community Fund successful projects

Twickenham cluster

  • ETNA Community Centre - community kitchen
  • Crane Park Island nature trail
  • SS Philip and James village green environmental project

(Clockwise from top left: ETNA Community Centre, Crane Park Island, SS Philip and James village green)

Barnes cluster

  • Suffolk Road Recreation Ground - play area

Ham and Petersham cluster

  • Grey Court School Community Sports Changing Facility

Teddington cluster

  • MTV Youth (Hampton) The Bungalow - youth centre
  • Hampton Hill United Reformed Church - Place to Be community space
  • Teddington Cricket Club - The Pavilion Appeal

(Clockwise from top left: MTV Youth, Hampton Hill United Reformed Church, Teddington Cricket Club)

Round 3 Community Fund successful projects

West

  • East Twickenham Neighbourhood Association - Community Centre Community Kitchen
  • St Michaels, Fulwell - Community space refurbishment
  • Sheddington, Teddington - DIY resource and community space
  • Hampton Wick Association - Refurbishment of Bullen Hall

East

  • Barnes Community Arts (OSO) - improved accessibility project
  • Kew Society - step free access to Kew Gardens Station feasibility study
  • Barnes Community Association - Barnes High Street improvements
  • Friends of Barnes Common - Vine Road Community Pump Project

Ham and Petersham

  • TAG Youth Club for Disabled Young People – mobile youth van for outreach work

Updated: 13 October 2020