Civic Pride Fund awards - Kew

Find out about Civic Pride Fund grants awarded in Kew.

Grants awarded
Group Total Date Details

The Kew Society

(Charity registration number: 296591)

£3,000 July
The organisation received funding to improve four neglected areas at Kew Gardens station with new planting. This will make the area more attractive and fit to welcome visitors to this gateway to the Botanic Gardens as well as instil a sense of pride in the station for the community. This is a partnership between local volunteers, the Kew Society, Transport for London and the Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Darell School PTA £4,948 July
Darell School PTA’s grant will assist with the costs of organising a World War One Commemorative Week. The programme has been designed to educate children about local members of the community who were involved in the war. Children will be taught in a range of ways - creative writing, critical thinking and music, workshops, guest speakers, assemblies and visiting an exhibition. This project meets priority four of the Fund.
Empowering Youth £5,000 July
Empowering Youth received funding to provide an eight week art and nature project, based at Pensford Field, Kew, for vulnerable young people. This lead to an exhibition of the work at the Studio at Pensford Field. The project meets priorities one and two of the Civic Pride Fund.
Friends of North Sheen Recreation Ground £3,839 June

Friends of North Sheen Recreation Ground will be organising a WW1 community event which will involve an exhibition and the creation of a commemorative flowerbed memorial with a bench.

The event will benefit local schools, families and the wider community of Kew and North Sheen. This project will benefit the users and visitors of the Athletics Track.

Hampton and Hampton Hill Voluntary Care Group

(Charity registration number: 1140070)

£5,000 June

The applicant has received funding to cover the cost of a pilot Social Club for Men project.  The pilot project will run for one year and it is aimed at addressing issues of isolation, and offer a range of activities such as swimming, computer lessons etc.

The project will be based at The Greenwood Centre in Hampton.

Kew and Ham Sports Association £1,249 July
The grant enabled the organisation to improve an area of unused scrubland in Ham. The landscaping of the area and planting of different shrubs and flowerbeds helped make the area more attractive and enjoyable for residents.
Kew Community Trust £885 March
Funding was used to landscape an area of unused garden, which is part of the Kew Community Centre, so as to create an area of rest and reflection for members and the local community. The gardens are accessible for use by the general public.
Q2 Players £300 May
A local amateur drama society used the grant to assist with the cost of four performances being held at Kew Community Trust for older people. The project used the artistic skills and talents of local people to benefit the local community, particularly its older residents.
The Teddington Society £1,000 May
The Teddington Society received funding to install an information panel in Elmfield Gardens, depicting an illustrated history of Old Teddington Village alongside a map.
Kew Village Community Market £3,146 October
Kew Village Community Market received funding to establish a Sunday market selling local produce in Station Approach and Station Parade, Kew Village.

How to apply

Do you have a great idea for a project which could benefit the local community? The Civic Pride Fund may be able to help.

Apply to the Civic Pride Fund

Updated: 22 June 2017