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.

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

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.

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: 15 March 2019