• 14th June 2017

New fund for local community infrastructure projects

New fund for local community infrastructure projects

Residents can now submit their proposals for new community projects as part of a new fund in Richmond upon Thames, with Hampton Hill being one of the clusters involved.

The Village Planning Fund comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy, a tax collected by Richmond upon Thames Council and paid by developers. A portion of the total tax collected will fund local priority projects which address the impact development has on an area.

This money might be used for a variety of projects, including; green space improvements, resources and equipment for community use or community centre renovations.

Any local resident, business or community group, living or operating within the borough can bring forward a proposal for the Village Planning Fund.

Villages in the borough have been grouped into clusters, to recognise a wider areas where development may impact and to maximise the amount available to be spent locally. Each cluster has a Community Fund ‘pot’ collected from the developments that have taken place in each area.

All proposals should be for more than £5,000 and must meet certain criteria, this includes:

  1. Addressing demand that development places on an area and be for community benefit.
  2. Considering village priorities and contributing to the Village Plans
  3. Must not have any ongoing revenue implications for the Council
  4. Should have endorsement from at least 2 Cllrs within the cluster area.

 

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