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On Monday 20 May, residents are welcome to join a free Cost of Living Toolkit workshop run by national charity Crosslight Advice.

Community news | Crosslight Advice | 17 May 24

Richmond Foodbank, part of the Vineyard Community charity and the Trussell Trust's network of foodbanks, has issued an urgent call for food and toiletries donations to help meet the increasing demand for emergency food parcels.

Community news | Vineyard Community & Richmond Foodbank | 15 May 24

Local charities Linden Hall and Surplus to Supper are co-hosting regular Community Suppers, to offer freshly cooked meals to residents.

Community news | Linden Hall and Surplus to Supper | 07 May 24

On Saturday 20 April, Kew The Transition's team of friendly volunteer repairers will offer their time and advice to help the community have a go at reviving items that need a bit of love - including bikes!

Community news | Kew The Transition | 05 Apr 24

We will pay out up to £225,000 to households in the borough who are struggling to pay their annual fuel bills, an increase of over £78,000 compared to last year. 

Council news | 29 Feb 24

We are urging eligible pensioners in the borough who are not currently claiming Pension Credit to apply before 5 March.

Council news | 29 Feb 24

We have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, calling on the government to extend the Household Support Fund in next week’s budget.

Council news | 29 Feb 24

From the beginning of February, residents can borrow over 30 useful DIY, gardening, cleaning, repair and home improvement items from the new branch in Patch Twickenham, rather than buying new.

Council news | 25 Jan 24

The first-ever Clean Air Night takes place on 24 January, to shine a light on the harms of indoor wood burning and encourage people to stop.

Council news | 23 Jan 24

Throughout the festive period local organisations and community groups are helping to provide food support across the borough. Learn when and where you can find them. 

Council news | 20 Dec 23

Richmond Council is once again launching its annual Fuel Grant Scheme to help those struggling to pay fuel bills this winter.

Council news | 18 Dec 23

We have gathered advice on ways to keep your home warm, efficient, and safe (and the support available to you to do so), and how best to look after yourself and others through the cold months.

Council news | 01 Dec 23

As the cost of energy continues to rise, we have funded the distribution of warm homes packs to offer residents who need it most the support to keep their homes warm and more energy efficient this winter.

Council news | 07 Nov 23

Could you run an event or activity to support people to stay healthy this winter? Funding is available to support you.

Community news | South West London NHS | 07 Nov 23

The minibus operates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 5 April until 29 November 2023, between the hours of 9.25am and 4.20pm.

Community news | The Royal Parks | 10 Jul 23

The Community Health Champions and Public Health Richmond invite all residents to the free Summer Health and Wellbeing Fair on Saturday 15 July from 12 noon to 3.30pm.

Council news | 21 Jun 23

Hampton Court Palace is piloting a new low-cost entry scheme for people receiving Universal Credit and other means-tested benefits.

Community news | Hampton Court Palace | 12 Jun 23

Households may be eligible for funding from the Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding scheme or the Alternative Fuel Payment.

Council news | 11 May 23

The DWP is urging pensioners to check if they are eligible for Pension Credit to avoid missing out on a £301 Cost of Living Payment.

Council news | 10 May 23

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Updated: 13 May 2022