FUNDING: Volant Charitable Trust COVID-19 Response Fund – closes 31 July 2021

Grants are available to alleviate social deprivation and help vulnerable groups that have been affected by the pandemic.

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FUNDING: Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust – apply by 31 March 2021

The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust offers small grants to charities that support young adults with learning difficulties.

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FUNDING: Kingston Council Borough-wide Community Grants – apply by 8 February 2021

Richmond charities that also deliver services in Kingston can apply to this small grants programme that has just opened.

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FUNDING: London Community Response Fund – new waves open 14 January 2021

The London Community Response Fund will launch two new waves of funding this week.

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FUNDING: Culture Recovery Fund Round 2 – apply by 21 January 2021

Round 2 of this Arts Council fund for cultural and heritage organisations has just opened for application.

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FUNDING: oneRichmond Grants – apply by 5 February 2021

oneRichmond has successfully secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, Covid-19 Response Programme to fund local groups who are directly supporting vulnerable young people in Richmond who are at risk during crisis.

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FUNDING: Local Restrictions Support Grant – apply by 29 January 2021

Richmond Council has been provided with a fixed amount of funds from central government to make payment to eligible businesses whose activity was severely affected during previous Tier 2 and 3 restriction periods. The focus is on hospitality, leisure and hotels and some charities may be eligible.

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FUNDING: Make London – apply by 28 January 2021

Make London is a new crowdfunding initiative from the Mayor of London to support community-lad projects to help their local areas recover from the effects of the Covid-19 crisis.

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Coronavirus Vaccine – Key Information

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. The vaccine is safe and effective and offers the best protection against Coronavirus.

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Richmond upon Thames – Tier 2 Covid Alert

The latest news that London will officially be in the high Covid alert level on Saturday has implications for Richmond residents and the voluntary sector.  As guidance develops, the following key information sources are currently available:  

Government Tier 2 Guidelines
This includes information about exemptions such as some voluntary sector activity.

Richmond Council’s Covid-19 webpages
The Council’s website has lots of information for local residents.  

Additionally, this weekend (17/18 October) all local residents should receive two publications from Richmond Council – an I Need Financial Help booklet and a Coronavirus information leaflet.

As further news and announcements are made, we will endeavour to update the information on our website.