Community Fund

The borough has been divided into three areas - East, West, and Ham and Petersham. Each of those areas will have a Community Fund.

The third round of the Community Fund is now closed. Details of the successful projects will be published by the end of September 2019. A total of 20 applications have been received.

Available funding

In Richmond, 15% of the Community Infrastructure Levy 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.

The table below shows the amount currently available per area.

Table of funding
Area Amount available
East Area £347,408
West Area £191,052
Ham and Petersham Neighbourhood Area £45,400

Round 1 Community Fund successful projects

Twickenham cluster

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

Barnes cluster

  • Barnes Men in Sheds
  • Pictalogue Toy Box scheme

Richmond cluster

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

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

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

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

Application process

Applications for round 3 will open on Monday 1 April and close on Friday 31 May 2019. However, residents and groups are invited to informally express their interest now.

Application documents:

There will be a repeated applicant workshop on:

  • Tuesday 26 March, from 9.30 to 10.30am - The Salon, York House, York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ
  • Monday 1 April, from 6 to 7.30pm - Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE

To find out more about the Community Fund or to book a place on the applicant workshop, please email Communityconversations@richmond.gov.uk.

Updated: 3 June 2019