New Project Toolkit to Develop Your Community Ideas

Working with Richmond Council, we have launched a new step-by-step guide called the Project Toolkit which will help residents bring their community project ideas to life.

This guide has been developed to help residents and local groups set up new community projects and enable them to apply for local funding opportunities, including the Council’s Local Area Fund. This fund specifically supports community driven projects to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of local communities.

The new booklet guides you through the steps to create a community project and aims to make it easier for residents and local groups to get their projects application-ready.

If you are interested in applying for funding for your project idea, visit the Local Area Fund webpage. Each ward has £10,000 available for community projects. The Council has already awarded a number of groups with funding to support their projects. You can check here to see how much funding is available in your ward.

Turner’s House Trust was recently awarded £1,000 to create new interpretation panels for their Exhibition Room. Find out about their experience with the video here.

For further support and advice on how to develop your ideas and plan for future funding, you can get in touch with our Funding Advice service.

Download and explore the Project Toolkit here.