Community spirit gets funding
10th July 2012
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Local people will now be able to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to help make Richmond upon Thames a better place through the Council’s Civic Pride Fund for Individuals. 


The fund, which until now has been available to constituted local organisations only, is to be rolled out to residents wanting to make a difference in their community. Since the Civic Pride Fund’s launch in June last year, over £90,000 has been awarded to over thirty different local community groups. 


Organisations who have benefitted include disabled charity Richmond Aid for their Richmond Spade Project, helping vulnerable residents to access their gardens and green spaces with ease; a replacement pitch roller for Ham and Petersham Cricket Club and accessible renovations to a new community hall for St. Philip and St. James Church in Whitton. 


The fund will be available to individuals, young people and groups with a common cause. For more information please visit: civic_pride_fund-2.htm.  Top priorities will be ensuring the borough remains a borough to be proud of, community areas stay in top shape and local parks and gardens remain some of the best in London.


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