RPLC Grant Making

River Thames Boat Project

We welcome applications from: registered charities, start-ups with a charitable purpose, CICs and CIOs, sports associations and other properly constituted not-for-profit organisations.

Trustees on the Grants Committee consider each application at quarterly meetings. They take factors such as local needs, value for money, evidence of  effectiveness, perceived impact, and sustainability into account. 

RPLC wishes to be able to respond to changing ideas,   initiatives and learning and emerging and unmet need. As such, RPLC aim to  to listen to and work in partnership with grantees, prospective grantees and other stakeholders in an open and transparent manner in order to improve grant making policies and processes.

Not sure which grant to apply for or wish to discuss an idea for an application? Do please get in touch with Sharon La Ronde, Grants Director, who will be happy to advise you - sharon@rplc.org.uk or call: 0208 948 5701. Links to relevant forms are given below. 

Enquire about a grant

Grants Meetings 2019

March 11
May 21
September 17
December 3

Grants for over £1,000

Grant categories available for 2018-2019:
1. Grants Plus - Non Financial Support
2. Start ups and small sized organisations
3. Open Category - General Grants, including core costs for organisations not in receipt of RFO funding.
Please contact us for more information

If your organisation has received a grant then you will need to complete a Monitoring and Evaluation Form 12 months after you received the grant.

Applying for less than £1,000?

Please download the Less than £1,000 Grant application form

If your organisation has received a grant then you will need to complete a Monitoring and Evaluation Form 12 months after you received the grant.

Small Grants

Small Grants offer a fast response to crisis situations where people cannot access statutory funding. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications directly from individuals

These grants are made to individuals in extreme need following a referral from a local agency such as Richmond Borough support teams, Citizens Advice Bureau, Social Services, Age UK Richmond and the Community Mental Health Teams. 

Last year, we helped over 300 households through buying white goods, furniture or household items, or paying utility bills or child-related expenditure. This year, requests for basic items such as food and clothing have become more frequent. We aim to respond to requests within 24-48 hours, depending on the quality of information received.

If you are a representative of an approved referral agencies, please download the Small Grant Application Form (Word form) or the Online Form. NB: For Applications to be processed, you are required to complete the Data Consent Form.

Regularly Funded Organisations

Handyperson Scheme (Age UK Richmond)

We strongly recognise the importance of the work provided by charities in our community and how difficult it is to get funding in support of administration costs. The RPLC currently provides regular funding to 38 local charities, with over £400k p.a. for core operational activities.  Grants range from £4,000 for a local sheltered housing unit to £41,300 for Richmond Citizen Advice Bureau. RFO funding is ongoing and awarded on an annual basis subject to satisfactory monitoring and evaluation.

To renew your application, please download the 'RFO Renewal Form'. (Questions from the monitoring and evaluation form are included and so no additional documentation is required).

Organisations that have worked with RPLC through previous grantmaking awards and which demonstrate measurable and successful outcomes will be considered for RFO status, subject to available budget. If you wish your organisation to be considered for regular funding please contact the RPLC Office.