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Community groups get £60k from civic pride fund
Community groups across Richmond have received nearly £60,000 this year for programmes to boost their neighbourhoods.
The cash has come from Richmond Council’s Civic Pride Fund, allocated to groups to improve their area and deliver services for the community.
Since January, the council received 42 applications, of which nine are still being assessed and 14 were either withdrawn or unsuccessful.
Successful projects included the Friends of Cambridge Gardens, which organised a summer fair in east Twickenham and the Richmond Society, which restored the Grade II listed Cattle Fountain at Richmond Park.
The Visually Impaired Society of Richmond was also funded to establish a drop-in centre for people with visual impairments and their carers.
Councillor Susan Chappell, cabinet member for community and voluntary sector, said: “We know that there are people all over the borough with fantastic ideas on how to improve their local spaces and bolster their local community, but many have never heard of this fund.
“If you want to see a change in your area, or know someone who does, have a look at the guidance on our website and apply for funding today.”
For more information, visit richmond.gov.uk/civic_pride_fund.
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