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The Activate Project (Church of St Peter and St Paul, Teddington) was awarded £3,600 to establish a Sport and Wellbeing Hub to deliver activities to improve its members’ physical and mental health and wellbeing. Watch the video to hear about their experience applying to the Active Richmond Fund.

Grants awarded
Group Grant amount Award date Project description
The Middlesex Association for the Blind (Registered Charity No.207007) £5,000 September 2022 Running monthly VIP clubs for people with visual impairments, providing light aerobic exercise and social activities.
Active Women and Girls Foundation
(Registered Charity No. 1193290)
£3,556.80 September 2022 Setting up new Pilates Plus+ fitness classes for women over 60 in Twickenham and Whitton.
The Joy in Simple CIC £5,000 September 2022 Delivering the ‘Love Me Women’s Wellbeing Project’ to improve women’s physical and mental wellbeing.
Kew Community Trust (Registered Charity No. 289707) £1,000 September 2022 Establishing a “Couch to 5K” running group for local residents.
Richmond Borough Mind (Registered Charity No. 1146297) £5,000 September 2022 Supporting two healthy eating and nutrition groups the Positive Living Group and the Healthy Eating Peer Group.
SPEAR Housing Association
(Registered Charity No. 1122206)
£5,000 September 2022 Providing healthy and nutritious cooking classes, as well as physical activities for people impacted by homelessness.
Cooking Up
(Registered Charity No.1198664)
£5,000 August 2022 Running a series of cooking classes for the community showing people how to prepare a healthy meal from ingredients provided.
Richmond Aid (Registered Charity No. 1074788) £5,000 August 2022 Providing the Surplus.2.U food stall, offering advice and information on healthy eating and nutrition.
Richmond EAL Friendship Group (Registered Charity No. 1133538) £3,533 August 2022 Re-establishing the Women’s Friendship Swimming Club (WFSC) at Teddington Hydrotherapy Pool.
Art & Soul (Registered Charity No. 1173268) £4,652.50 May 2022 Running a ‘Rooted in Art’ project, a series of taster art activities for older isolated adults
The Vineyard Community Centre
(Registered Charity No. 1143951)
£1,000 March 2022 Delivering the Works of Love sewing and wellbeing project for women
Crossroads Care Richmond and Kingston Upon Thames (Registered Charity No. 3004206) £5,000 March 2022 Running a twice-monthly 2 hour Carers Café for carers and former carers in Hampton Hill
Age UK Richmond upon Thames (Registered Charity No. 1084211) £5,000 February 2022 Providing creative writing workshops and SPARK wellbeing courses for older residents in Richmond borough
Creative Arts Hub £5,000 February 2022 Hosting art sessions for people with dementia and their carers, as well as older people who are extremely isolated
English Heritage: Marble Hill House (Registered Charity No. 1140351) £5,000 December 2021 Running group therapy sessions for women who have been affected by domestic abuse, supporting their mental health and physical wellbeing
Active Women and Girls Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1193290) £4,824 November 2021 Providing three programmes of Pilates Plus+ fitness classes for women over the age of 60 across Richmond upon Thames
Combination Dance (Registered Charity No. 1123954) £4,694 September 2021 Delivering three dance, fitness and wellbeing sessions, including for adults with additional needs, adults with long term health issues and a new parent and baby group
Orange Tree Theatre (Registered Charity No. 266128) £4,890 August 2021 Running two weekly participatory theatre groups for people experiencing isolation or loneliness. This includes an adults group and a parent and baby group
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)
(Registered Charity No. 261009)
£5,000 August 2021 Providing Green Gym sessions for local residents, using gardening and environmental conservation to improve people’s health, fitness and wellbeing

DanceWest
(Registered Charity No 1179424)

£4,932 July 2021 Dance for Health classes for adults aged 65+, those living with dementia and adults with learning disabilities

Collective Arts

£4,980 June 2021 Providing wellbeing booster workshops, wellbeing walks and running a community celebration event
Feel Good & Grow in partnership with Habitats & Heritage £5,000 June 2021 A horticultural and healthy cooking project for people living with dementia and their carers, as well as for people over the age of 70
Intergenerational Music Making

 

£5,000 June 2021 Running intergenerational music and movement infused programmes, such as musical yoga and musical swish ball drumming
Voices of Hope (Registered Charity No.1187454)

 

£5,000 June 2021 Active Breathing Courses for people recovering from COVID-19, aimed at restoring, improving and strengthening lung capacity to build resilience
Richmond AID (Registered Charity No. 1074788)

 

£4,999 June 2021 Funding for a Wellbeing Coordinator to develop outdoor activities for people with complex mental health conditions
TAG Youth Club (Registered Charity No. 1190960)

 

£4,660 June 2021 Expanding parkour classes for adults aged 18-30 living with disabilities
Richmond Borough Mind (Registered Charity No. 1146297)

 

£2,444 June 2021 Supporting people with mental health needs to join the Positive Living Group for therapeutic cooking and learn about nutrition

Activate Project (Church of St Peter and St Paul, Teddington)

£3,600 April 2021 Establishing the Activate Sport and Wellbeing Hub to deliver activities that will improve people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing

The Cambrian Community Centre (Registered Charity No. 1151011)

£2,787.75

April 2021 Additional gym inductions for people referred to the centre from GPs, NHS Clinics and Social Prescribers and launching new fitness courses aimed at supporting COVID-19 recovery needs

Elleray Community Association (Registered Charity No. 1150261)

£500

April 2021 Delivering eight 5-week gentle relaxation, calming skills and mindfulness technique classes

Crossroads Care Richmond and Kingston Upon Thames (Registered Charity No. 3004206)

£5,000

April 2021 Setting up a twice-monthly 2 hour Carers Café for carers and former carers in Hampton Hill 

Richmond Rugby Ltd

£4,670

April 2021 Launch a new parents and sons/daughters walking rugby group, focusing on getting people more active

United Response (Registered Charity No. 265249)

£4,913

April 2021 Running keep fit and wellbeing classes (including sports) for adults living with disabilities

Updated: 26 September 2022

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