Eight community projects have been awarded funding through the latest round of the Council’s Community Fund following public consultation.
The Council received 2,734 responses during the consultation period and Teddington Cricket Club were among the lucky ones selected.
Projects ranging from improve sports facilities to new community and nature spaces will receive a share of more than £550,000 in funding which comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
CIL is a tax collected by Richmond upon Thames Council and paid by developers.
Cllr Michael Wilson, Cabinet Member for Equality, Communities and the Voluntary Sector said:
“It’s great that we have been able to support a number of projects put forward by the community that will help improve the local environment or facilities available to the community. I look forward to seeing how these projects progress.
“Over the coming months the new Council will be bringing forward proposals that will make this process fairer and more transparent which will enable and empower residents and organisations to better use the funds available from developers to improve the local community.”
The community projects benefiting from the support are:
- Friends of Suffolk Road – a new natural playground with improved planting and more seating
- Grey Court School – new and improved accessible sports changing facilities.
- Teddington Cricket Club – a new pavilion offering more space and improved services to the local community
- MTV Youth – refurbishment of derelict building for use by a youth club
- Hampton Hill United Reformed Church – Final phase works for ‘A Place to Go’ at the Church
- London Wildlife Trust – enhance and improve the nature trail on Crane Park Island Nature Reserve
- St Philip and James Church – transform green space around Whitton Church to create a Village Green
- East Twickenham Neighbourhood Association – extension to the Community Centre with a kitchen and café, and disability access.