Community Sport and Recreation Awards

The deadline to enter our Community Sport and Recreation Awards is fast approaching. The awards are free to enter, the application form takes just a few minutes to complete, and there is £5,000 worth of prize money up for grabs.

I particularly wanted to draw your attention to our Volunteering Award. The Volunteering Award celebrates clubs/programmes that make volunteering accessible to people from all backgrounds and actively rewards and thanks their volunteers.

In addition to the Volunteering Award, there are four other categories which you can enter;

• Community Engagement sponsored by the Professional Footballers’ Association;

• Creative Partnerships sponsored by Sport:80;

• Mental Health;

• Youth Development.

The closing date for entries is Sunday 18 November and you can find more information here.

If you have any questions about entering, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Aquila Burgess

Project Officer

020 7976 3916


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Funding opportunities

Satellite Clubs are a Sport England funded-project focused on local physical activity and sport clubs designed around the needs of young people.

Key targets are supporting an increase in the number of 14-19-year olds participating regularly in physical activity and sport and are designed to reflect the likes and needs of teenagers and young adults in the local community.

Supported by or linked to a local sports club or physical activity opportunity (The Hub), satellite clubs are designed so that they respond to the specific demands for physical activity and sport from young people.

Satellite clubs should be designed to meet the needs of young people and provide a positive fun experience, giving young people the confidence to take part.

Full details are on the Sport England website

RUT Community Heroes 2018

Richmond Upon Thames Community Heroes Award 2018

Do you know someone who has helped make the community a better place to live, work, visit or study? If you do then follow the link below for full information and details of how to nominate. You have until 9am on Monday 15th October 2018

Community Heroes Digital Flyer

Play Streets

Council offers ‘play streets’ for family fun Families in Richmond are being invited to come out and play as part of a national car free day this September, with a scheme aimed at encouraging children to play outside. We are encouraging people to hold a ‘play street’ on Saturday 22 September, by offering to close their roads to throughtraffic for up to four hours. It means children will be able to play outside, have fun with their friends, family or neighbours. To encourage as many streets as possible to take part, we are waiving the administration costs to the road closures. To help inspire the play, we are making a number of grants available of up to £250, to enable neighbours to plan fun activities that will entice people out of their homes and onto the streets. Cllr Alexander Ehmann, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Transport, Street Scene and Air Quality, said: “We have a wonderful set of parks and open spaces in Richmond Borough, but turning the street outside our homes into a more rich and rewarding space, one that brings communities together and allows young people to laugh, play and have fun, is a great opportunity. “Roads can sometimes feel like hostile places for vulnerable residents, and particularly young people in our borough. On 22 September, I hope as many residents as possible take the opportunity to replace the well worn noise of car engines with the hum of neighbourly chatter and the sound of children’s laughter.” People will have to get permission to have their street closed and, as part of the process, they’ll need to speak to their neighbours in case there are any objections. Residents will also be responsible for organising and supervising their event, including ensuring someone is there to allow safe access, if required, for residents’ cars and emergency vehicles. Anyone can apply, providing their street is not a main road, bus route or emergency vehicle route. For more information or to apply, visit our Play Streets page. The deadline for applications is Friday 7 September 2018.

Thanks to The Twickenham Tribune for the article


Work opportunity with Sport Richmond

An opportunity to help the growth and sustainability of sports clubs and organisations in Richmond


To provide from Sport Richmond a resource to support the growth and sustainability of voluntary sports clubs and organisations in Richmond.

To continue to work in partnership with LBRuT and other organisations

Targeting initially a small number of clubs and organisations where infrastructure may be weak and that also can deliver to the inactive, elderly and vulnerable.

Role / Job Description

For an agreed number of days from 1 September 2018 to 31 March 2019 and linked to agreed targets.

1 To contribute alongside Sport Richmond Executive members to strategic planning for voluntary sports clubs and organisations in Richmond

2 To be aware of sources of capital funding for voluntary sports clubs and organisations. In particular those small clubs where the funding is critical and clubs lack the infrastructure to go it alone.

3 To provide initial, free of charge advice to voluntary sports clubs and organisations considering new capital projects or improvements to existing facilities.

4 Where appropriate to provide project management advice to voluntary sports clubs and organisations.

5 To promote to clubs alternative digital support from third parties such as the revised Club Matters

Key skills

1 Knowledge of Sport in the London Borough of Richmond and an empathy for the voluntary sector

2 Experience of the statutory and non statutory funding and grants sector

3 Experience of the development and construction of built facilities

4 Project management skills

Proposed remuneration approximately £120 per day

Expressions of interest with short CV to the Chair of Sport Richmond by 31st August 2018 interviews will be held on Friday 14th September in Twickenham.

Icelandic cricket match

The big day arrives tomorrow. Please come and join us from midday to be part of this historic occasion. Match starts around 1pm. I have spoken to the deer and have a verbal agreement they will walk across the pitch at some point to make our Icelandic friends feel at home…..