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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
To view our case studies, click on the pdf link below:
Well done to Kew Park Rangers FC who were recently awarded community sports club of the year (non Premier club) at the Football Business Awards evening. This is a great achievement for one of our local sports clubs. Full details of all winners can be found on the website
The Ron Pickering Memorial Fund is now taking applications for new grants for track and field athletes. The closing date is November 30th 2018 for the 2019 awards. Full details can be found on their website