Dataset Documents

Do you need help sourcing data for your reports?  Greater London Volunteering (GLV) and Greater London Authority (GLA) have created a handy new document that could be just the tool to help.  Download their Dataset document here.

Legal Toolkit for Charities

Download a free toolkit from Slaughter and May.  The new resource is intended as a reference tool to help charities better understand some of the legal challenges they may face. Find out more and download the toolkit here.

Warm Home Discount Scheme

Households at risk of fuel poverty may be eligible for a one-off £140 discount on their Winter electricity or gas bill through this Government scheme. Anyone wishing to apply should get in touch with their fuel supplier.

De Byre Charitable Trust – Grants for Children

The de Byre Charitable Trust makes awards of between £1k to 10k, with an average award of up to £2k.  They support disadvantaged children, including those who are orphans, neglected, physically disabled and blind. Applications are invited in writing after an initial discussion.  Get in touch with George Georghiou at Mercer and Hole Trustees on 01727 869 141.

Nationwide Community Grants – Local Housing Projects

Registered charities, community land trusts, and housing co-operatives can apply for up to £50,000 for projects that support the vulnerable with housing needs or find new approaches to increasing the supply of housing.  Apply by 7 December.  Find out more.

Alice McCosh Trust – Natural History/Environment Study Grants

One-off awards of around £1,000 are offered for work or study related to natural history and/or the environment. Apply by 30 November.  Find out more.

Free NCVO Membership for Small Charities

Charities with an annual income of under £50,000, who are members of the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), can now join the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) for free. FSI membership is free to charities with a turnover of under £1.5 million.  Read more details here.

End of Year Fundraising Toolkit

December is the highest month of giving, so plan a strategy with the help of Blackbaud’s toolkit and make the most of the season’s opportunities. Download the toolkit by clicking here.

Make the most of local funding opportunities

There are always local opportunities to increase your funding, if you know where to look.  There are retailers and banks that offer support to community groups and who can help you raise your profile, as well as local funding organisations in the borough. Don’t miss what could be on your doorstep.  Take a look at all our guides and other useful information on our Briefings and Guides page.

Free Telephone Advice for Local Not for Profits

Richmond CVS has introduced a new service for not-for-profit organisations based in or offering services to Richmond residents.

Working in partnership with leading law firm, Russell-Cooke, we have launched a new telephone advice line which offers up to 15 minutes pro bono advice. Through this service, local organisations can access free specialist help with a range of issues such as:

  • HR
  • Governance
  • Legal Structures and Charitable Status
  • Contracting and collaboration
  • Mergers
  • Intellectual Property
  • Leases and Property

Support from the helpline is available Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 5pm.

This new development is part of a range of support available through Richmond CVS. If you have a query which you need support or advice on please email

We will need brief details about your organisation and the nature of the issue you need assistance with. All requests will be reviewed and Richmond CVS will either refer you to the helpline or identify other appropriate sources of support for you.

Please read the terms of use of the service below before contacting us to access the adviceline.

Find out more about Russell-Cooke and their specialist work and services for charities by downloading their brochure below.

Terms of Use Telephone Helpline July 2018