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Council awards over £60k to community projects
Dean White - September 2, 2015

Seventeen local groups and organisations have been awarded a whopping £60k for projects and activities that seek to improve their local area.

The Council’s Civic Pride Fund is available to individuals or groups who want to organise a project or event to improve their local area and deliver more for their local communities. Grants of up to £5k are available to organisations and £1k for individuals.

The latest round of awards sees groups from all over the borough receiving grants from £500-£5,000.

Cllr Susan Chappell, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Communities and the Voluntary Sector, said:

“What a bumper crop of awards. This demonstrates our commitment to working with the community to deliver improvements and activities in the local area.

The community is at the heart of everything we do. These projects will make the local community stronger and give opportunities for children and young people across the borough to get more involved with local activities and learn about its past. It is the commitment of community groups that help make Richmond the best borough in London.”