Civic Pride Fund awards - Whitton/Heathfield

Find out about Civic Pride Fund grants awarded in Whitton and Heathfield.

Grants awarded
Group Total Date Details


(Charity registration number: 286285)

£2,500 September 2017

The organisation received funding towards re-staging a typical programme of entertainment as performed during WW1. There will be four nights of performances of the plays of Gertrude Jennings - In the Fog, Allotments and The Rest Cure - to be held in October 2017. A booklet will also be produced describing the work of Lena Ashwell and the entertainments companies to accompany the performance events.

Jennings’ play The Rest Cure was performed in 1917 at the South African Military Hospital in Richmond Park and her plays often reference the local areas of Kew and Richmond.

London Wildlife Trust

(Charity registration number: 283895)

£4,135 November

The organisation received funding towards a pop-up exhibition on the social history and operation of the powder mills, which will travel to venues across the borough before being permanently installed at the Shot Tower, Crane Park.  A series of six walks and talks will also accompany the exhibition, themed around the gunpowder mills and aimed at the local community, including residents of the nearby Butts Farm and Edgar Road Estates.

The project will also build volunteer capacity at Crane Park Island as they aim to recruit 4-5 new volunteers to help with research and join the monthly volunteering sessions and help keep the visitor centre open.


(Charity registration number: 1143135)

£3,250.68 November
The organisation received funding towards 'Silver Fridays' - weekly Tai Chi and Nordic Walking classes for the older generation in Richmond. The body and mind low intensity classes aim to provide an alternative activity for those who would like to increase their physical activity but musculoskeletal, balance problems or cardiovascular conditions stop them doing so. As well as the fitness benefits, the classes also promote social inclusion.

Museum of Army Music

(Charity registration number: 273762)

£3,500 January
The grant was used to commission a script and employ a storyteller to educate the local public on the work of the Corp of Army music and military musicians at events and open days.
Alligator Group £1,000 December
The grant was used to fund the clearance and cleaning of an area of rubbish, brambles, overgrown ivy and removal of graffiti in the alleyway between Warren Road and Crane Way from the Ridge to Redway Drive (Twickenham).
Optik £3,500 August
The funding was used towards the cost of an exhibition, photo documentation film and performance celebrating and commemorating the untold effort by women theatre artists during World War One at SS Philp and St. James Parish Whitton.
Friends of Murray Park £3,266 June 2015 The funding will be used towards a Community Fun Day in Murray Park.   At this free event there will be Indian Dance display, Face painting, Rugby Showcase/tuition, Tag Rugby tournament, Soccer penalty shoot-out, a basketball tournament, Met Police – bike marking and a dog show.
Friends of Kneller Gardens £5,000 September
The organisation received funding towards a feasibility study to investigate the potential to develop community based facilities in Kneller Gardens.

London Wildlife Trust

(Charity registration number: 283895)



An award was made to improve visitors’ experience to Crane Park Island Nature Reserve. The first part of the project involved undertaking remedial vegetation clearance works to make archaeological remains more visible to the public. Additionally, the organisation installed two interpretation signs, to help the public understand the site better, and six way marking posts directing visitors to Crane Park Island and the Shot Tower. The project met priorities 1, 2 and 3 of the Civic Pride Fund.
Optik £3,050 July 2014 Optik’s funding was used to create a World War One commemoration event. Volunteers sourced information which was displayed in an exhibition and film at SS Philip and James Church, Whitton. Over 50 volunteers were involved and approximately 400 – 500 people viewed the exhibitions and performances. This project met priority 4 of the Civic Pride Fund.
SOS Special Educational Needs £1,400 March 2012 SOS! Special Educational Needs were funded to host an Open Day event at Fulwell Depot in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Trolleybus. The grant covered the costs of transporting the trolleybuses back to the London Transport Museum and some of the promotional activities.
St. Philip & St. James Church £5,000 March 2011 St. Philip and St. James Church received funding towards the costs of renovating their church hall. The hall is a valuable community resource that is used by both faith and secular community groups.

How to apply

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Updated: 5 January 2018