Community Heroes Awards 2019

The London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Community Heroes Awards are open for the 2019 nominations for the next 2 weeks. They are currently looking for nominations in the Outstanding Achievement category.

Please use the link below to access full details

community hearoes2019

London Youth Games Tennis

Team Richmond Tennis Team (pictured below) got through a tough qualifying round against Wandsworth and Hammersmith and Fulham to secure a place in the finals which take place on 22nd June.
The team was led by Team Manager Kate Maurici and Team Coach, Jean-Pierre Guillonnet, both from Sheen Parks
Tennis.

There were some very tough matches and the atmosphere was really exciting. All the children in the team came together to practice on Richmond Borough courts at Cambridge Gardens recently to train for the competition.

www.sheenparkstennis.co.uk

Summer Sports activity Fund

Book a place for our application workshop

Applications close 20 May 2019

Summer Sports Activity Fund (YLF)

Applications are now OPEN for the Mayor of London’s Summer Sports Activities Fund. Applications close on 20 May 2019

Funding is available for 4-6 week projects that take place over the summer school holidays and use sport to divert ‘at-risk’ young people from crime.

The funding is part of Sadiq Khan’s Young Londoners Fund. Find out more information and how to apply here.

We will be holding an information session where you can learn more about the priorities of the fund and ask questions relevant to your project idea. The event will take place at City Hall on 7 May @ 17:30. Book your space below.

Book a place for our application workshop event on the 7 May 2019

Overview

  • We will fund 4-6 week projects that use sport and other interventions to divert ‘at-risk’ young people from crime.
  • The projects must take place between Mid-July 2019 and September 2019 (school summer holidays)
  • Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on the 11th and 12thJune 2019
  • We will notify the successful projects on 13th June 2019.
  • We will fund approximately 35- 40 projects that will hopefully reach up to 10,000 at risk young people.
  • Priority will be given to projects that take place in the wards with the highest Serious Youth Violence (SYV) Rates.

 

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Magic Little Grants

Established in 2017, Magic Little Grants is a Partnership Awards Programme between Postcode Community Trust and Localgiving.

The fund gives smaller charities and community groups the chance to apply online for a £500 grant to deliver projects across Great Britain that encourage people to be physically active. Successful projects will support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health of participants.

For full details visit their website

Community Fund

Community Fund – Applicant Information Sessions

 

Interested in the applying to the Community Fund? Have questions?

Why not join the Community Engagement and Richmond CVS staff for an informal session to find out more. Come to one of these two sessions. They will be an opportunity to:

  • Ask questions about the application process
  • Understand what the Council are looking for
  • Discover common mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Hear top tips on what makes a stronger application

 

Session 1 -Thursday 26th March, 9.30 – 10.30 pm, The Salon, York House, Twickenham, TW1 3DD

 

Session 2 – Monday 1st April, 6.00 – 7.30pm Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE

 

Suitable for anyone thinking about making an application for the Community Fund in April-May 2019.

To book a place, email Communityconversations@richmond.gov.uk with ‘Community Fund’ as the subject header and your contact details/organisation or ring Siobhan Oktay on 0208 831 6351.

Promoting Sports Participation on the Thames

Promoting Sports Participation on the Thames

The Thames Vision goal is to achieve greater participation in sport and recreation on and alongside the water.  The potential for increased participation is huge, both in existing centres of activity in West London and as new riverside communities develop in East London.

We are actively promoting sports participation on the Thames through initiatives including our sports participation promotion fund and case studies about how sports are being delivered.

Sports promotion fund

We have a small fund of around £40,000 to assist clubs on the Thames with projects that will enable them to make watersports on the Thames available to more people.

We welcome applications for small grants of up to £10,000 towards projects that will increase sports participation on the Thames.  The aim of the fund is to enable more people to get involved in activities such as canoeing, paddleboarding, rowing and sailing on the Thames.  Already we have supported projects which will boost paddling at Canvey Island and fixed seat rowing in Deptford.

To be successful, bids will need to demonstrate:

  • The need for the investment and what obstacle to participation it will help address;
  • The impact the investment will have on increased participation, providing measurable targets where possible;
  • Local community support for the proposal;
  • Other sources of financial support that have been sought and/or obtained; and
  • How the impact of the investment will be maximised in the longer term.

The grant application form, which sets out criteria for successful bids can be found using this link.

Two rounds will be held in 2019 with the following deadlines:

  • Round one – Friday 29th March
  • Round two – Friday 27th September

If you need more information, please contact nadine.collins-smith@pla.co.uk.

Case studies

Watersports are delivered on the Thames by different types of organisation, ranging from traditional clubs to those with full time staff.  We have developed these four case studies to give an initial insight into how they operate.  To find out more, please get in touch.

Case Studies

To view our case studies, click on the pdf link below:

Fulham Reach Boat Club

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AHOY Centre

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London Cornish Pilot Gig Club

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Westminster Boating Base

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Benfleet Yacht Club

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