Funding body information

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Council

Civic Centre,
44 York Street,
020 8891 1411

Point of contact:

Milissa Watson, Voluntary Sector Partnership Manager, 020 8487 5225,
Katrina Ffrench, Voluntary Sector Project Support Officer, 020 8831 6020,


The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames operates the Civic Pride Fund which support porjects that promotes the Borough. Further guidqnce and details about eligibility criteria can be found here.

Besides the Civic Pride Fund, the Council does not have any grants programme. Funding is being allocated through the service leads e.g. adults, culture, environment etc. However, the council has a list of different sources of funding available to local voluntary and community groups.

To find out more about other sources of funding please contact Richmond Council for Voluntary Service (RCVS) or visit the website.

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your Commissioner'

Voluntary Sector Funding Pages:

Voluntary Sector homepage

Useful organisations:

Richmond Council Voluntary Services:

South London CVS Partnership:

Twickenham Online Community:

This council has a specific department that manages funding for voluntary sector groups; the Voluntary Sector Liaison Unit.

Their content on the council's website is all relevant and up-to-date, and each page is easy to navigate and well-linked to other areas of interest within the sector.

Full information is given on both grant schemes running from the council, including guidelines, funding priorities, the council's voluntary sector funding strategy, a funding timetable, details of panel meetings and information on the local compact.

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