If you or your organisation have a local initiative that meets one of the Civic Pride Fund priorities, why not submit an application for funding?

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on local communities and we welcome projects that help support our communities recover from that impact, within the context of the priority themes.

Civic Pride Fund priorities

The Civic Pride Fund has the following aims.

1. Building capacity in our community

Using the skills and talents of local people to benefit the local community to:

  • Enable local people to develop, agree and deliver their own responses to local issues
  • Have a greater say in the design and delivery of services and take advantage of opportunities to deliver services themselves
  • Tackle inequality and discrimination

2. A borough to be proud of 

Making public places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive and building stronger communities through:

  • Improving public spaces, including open space and gardens 
  • Promoting the Borough’s culture, history and heritage
  • Celebrating our place in Europe - including our links with other communities in the UK and abroad

3. Town and Neighbourhood Centre Initiatives

The Council is supportive of initiatives that promote the vitality of our town and neighbourhood centres. (Only projects that fall outside the scope and limited funding capacity of the Town Centre Opportunities Fund are eligible to apply)

4. Sport Initiatives

Projects should contribute to the priorities for sport and fitness, in particular:

  • Provide more opportunities for adults or young people to take part in sport 
  • Widen participation by targeting provision at low participant groups, particularly people with disabilities
  • Provide opportunities for competitive sport that develop pathways to support talented sports people

5. King's Coronation grants

Saturday 6 May 2023 marks the Coronation of King Charles III. Funding is available to constituted voluntary and community organisations to celebrate and commemorate this historic event under one or both of the following priorities:

  • Bringing communities together to celebrate this historic event
  • Volunteering projects linked to the Big Help Out on Monday 8 May

Activities and events must take place between Saturday 6 and Monday 8 May 2023 to be considered for this funding.


The usual Civic Pride Fund exclusions apply. Additionally, there are the following exclusions:

  • Alcohol, fireworks and commemorative items will not be supported
  • Street parties (unless led by a voluntary and community sector organisation)
  • Individuals, un-constituted or informal groups are not eligible to apply under this funding priority


The deadline for the submission of applications for Coronation grants is Sunday 2 April 2023. This is in order to allow us time to assess the applications and make a decision before your project takes place.

Street party guidance

If you are planning an event where a road closure is needed, apply for this in good time. For more information view:

How to apply

Civic Pride Fund priority areas

Funding details:

  • Amount available: Up to £5,000 (or £1,000 for individuals or un-constituted groups)
  • Who can apply: Individuals, un-constituted groups, voluntary and community groups, social enterprises and local charities
  • Application process: Standard Civic Pride Fund application

Projects requiring ongoing funding

The Civic Pride Fund is intended to help communities launch new ideas rather than repeat fund projects, or fund projects requiring ongoing funding.

For advice on other funders who may be able to support with ongoing funding, please contact Community Connections Richmond run by Richmond CVS. For advice on ongoing funding for environment projects, contact Habitats & Heritage.

Previous funding

Read about projects that have been awarded funding from the Civic Pride Fund.

More information

To talk through your ideas or if you require any other assistance please contact:

Harriet Steele
Senior Project Officer (Voluntary Sector)
Telephone: 020 8487 5259

Updated: 24 February 2023

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