Nine local community projects have been awarded nearly £600k in the latest round of Richmond Council’s Community Fund. The Community Fund comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy, a tax collected by Richmond upon Thames Council and paid by developers (15% or 25% in neighbourhood plan areas). 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.
Earlier this year the Council invited local residents, businesses or community groups, living or operating within the borough to bring forward proposals. Following a review of the applications, the Finance, Police and Performance Committee last night (11th Sept) agreed funding for, among other projects a feasibility study for step free access at Kew Gardens Station – through the Kew Society.