Community Fund

This fund was previously known as the Village Planning Fund.

We received a total of 28 applications in Round 2 of the Community Fund. Eight projects have been funded in the second round of the Community Fund.

A total of £826,750 was awarded to community projects across the borough in Round 1.

Applications now closed 

Applications are now closed for round 2. The results have now been announced.

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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%.

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 neighbourhoods to recognise wider areas where development may impact and to maximise the amount available to be spent locally. Each neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood.

Table of funding
Neighbourhood area Amount available
Richmond, Richmond Hill, Kew £206,086
Twickenham, St Margarets, East Twickenham, Whitton and Heathfield, Strawberry Hill £24,228
Hampton, Hampton Wick, Hampton Hill and Teddington £237,840
East Sheen, Mortlake and Barnes £24,979
Ham and Petersham £56,666

Application process

Applications are now closed for round 2. The results will be announced in August 2018.

To find out more about the Community Fund criteria and application process, please email Please use the subject heading 'COMMUNITY FUND'.

Updated: 5 September 2018