Nine projects have been successful in their application to Round 2 of the Community Fund. A total of £549,799 is available to community projects. You can vote for up to two projects across the borough.
Voting is open from 5pm, Monday 18 June until Friday 13 July.
Project: Playground for Suffolk Road Recreation Ground
Group: Friends of Suffolk Rd. Recreation Ground
Amount requested: £15,000
Funding is requested to create a new dog-free area which will include a natural playground, as well as improved planting and more seating. The playground will include swings, a climbing frame, a slide, a ground trampoline and a sand pit. There will be a swing suitable for children with disabilities as there are none currently in Barnes. There will be new shrubs, trees and a wildflower meadow planted. More seating will be installed to include picnic tables and benches. In the second phase of the project, a large sensory garden will provide a sanctuary for all ages.
Project: Enhancing St Richard's Square
Group: Ham and Petersham Neighbourhood Forum
Amount requested: £50,000
Funding is requested to make St Richard's Square a more attractive, safe and convenient space by addressing the lack of seating, the neglected flower bed, safety and littering. Working with architects, the Forum will consult all interested groups and prepare proposals for enhancing the Square. Consultation will include a public exhibition of options for the community to comment on.
Project: Grey Court Community Sports Centre
Group: Grey Court School
Amount requested: £56,666
Help Grey Court School Create community sports facilities that are fit for purpose for local sports clubs and the wider local community. The current facilities are 41 years old and don't meet basic requirements, they need updating for accessibility as well as ceiling leaks and damp fixed.
Project: A Place To Go
Group: Hampton Hill United Reform Church
Amount requested: £200,000
Completion phase of major upgrading works at the front of the United Reformed Church in the High Street to meet the increasing demand for community space in the locality including heating, lighting, flooring and insulation. Providing operational requirements to create a caring café, learning and counselling facilities within a church and community resource for Hampton Hill, repairing the defective church flooring plus ancillary works; refurbishing the Oak Room (large hall) for increased community use.
Project: The Bungalow
Group: MTV Youth
Amount requested: £75,000
MTV Youth was set up by the local community in 2011 following serious concerns raised over escalating anti-social behaviour and a lack of activities for young people in Hampton South. Since then MTV has worked with several hundred young people, serving well over 100+ young people each year. Funding is needed to ensure the club has suitable premises with refurbishment needed of a derelict building so that it can be used for the community including fitting a disabled toilet, disabled access and a new kitchen.
Project: The Pavillion Appeal
Group: Teddington Cricket Club
Amount requested: £236,250
Teddington Cricket Club are planning to build a new pavilion and car park. The new pavilion will enable Teddington Cricket Club to cater for men, women, junior and disability teams simultaneously whilst also offering two separate social spaces to support all our stakeholders in the building The Mall School, Teddington Athletic Football Club and Bushy Park Girls Cricket Club and our visiting teams and guests.
Project: Crane Park Island Nature Trail
Group: London Wildlife Trust
Amount requested: £7,314
This project aims to enhance and improve an existing trail on Crane Park Island Nature Reserve. The trail will comprise of numbered oak posts, linked to an informative map, around our wheelchair friendly path. Each post will haven interactive tactile panel that children can make rubbings from to inform them of the history and wildlife of the area. The funding will also help make improvements to the pond dipping platform.
Project: Whitton Village Green
Group: SS Philip and James Church
Amount requested: £15,428
The funding is required to provide a Village Green for the whole Whitton community, by transforming the open green space around Whitton Church into a valuable resource for local residents of all ages.
Project: Community Kitchen Project
Group: East Twickenham Neighbourhood Association
Amount requested: £24,000
This project aims to improve the facilities for the local community by building a new extension, incorporating a kitchen and a café area. This will provide extra space for more meetings, events and activities to be hosted for local residents, for example: cooking classes, community café, and lunch clubs.
Updated: 22 June 2018