RPLC Grant Making

Map of RPLC catchment area
We welcome applications from registered charities, start-ups with a charitable purpose, Community Interest Organisations and other constituted not-for-profit organisations.

We aim to respond to changing ideas, initiatives and learning, and emerging and unmet need. We listen to and work in partnership with local organisations in a transparent manner to improve our grant making policies and processes.

Please note, our grants are restricted to organisations and individuals living or working in TW9, TW10, SW13 and SW14. Funding is not available to private companies.

Please speak to one of our Grants Managers before you submit an application to grants@rplc.org.uk, or telephone
020 8948 5701. Applications are considered by Trustees at four meetings each year in March, June, September and December.

Please submit your application before the meeting deadline below. Application deadlines cannot be extended. We will contact you to let you know the outcome of your application following the relevant grant meeting.

Enquire about a grant

Grants Meetings

Meeting Date Deadline
27 September 2023 15 August 2023
6 December 2023 25 October 2023
05 March 2024 26 January 2024
05 June 2024 26 April 2024

Online applications

1. Project grants under £15,000
2. Project grants over £15,000
3. Individual Education Grants

Please note, you will be required to complete a Monitoring and Evaluation Form at the end of your project. We will email the link for you to complete this online.

Example Application Forms

Please see examples of our application forms:
Project Grants under £15,000 - Example
Project Grants over £15,000 - Example
Individual Education Grants - Example
We recommend answering your questions in an offline document before copying into the relevant online form.

Please note, for online grants applications, you can save your progress and return to the application form at a later time. A link will then be emailed to you to continue completing your form. You will then be asked to re-enter your email address and the password previously saved.

If you have any difficulties completing the application form, please email grants@rplc.org.uk.

Crisis Grants

Crisis Grants offer a fast response to help households with urgent living expenses and are available to residents of TW9, TW10, SW13 and SW14.​

Please note, we only accept applications through referral agencies and not directly from individual applicants. If you are an individual applying for a crisis grant, please contact one of our direct referral agencies below:

  • Citizens Advice Richmond - by freephone 080 8278 7873. Lines are open 10am-5pm Monday to Friday.
  • Richmond AID - (For people with long term health conditions, disabilities, and carers) via email   to advice@richmondaid.org.uk or call 020 8831 6070
  • AgeUK Richmond - (Over 65's) 020 8878 3625 or via email to info@ageukrichmond.org.uk
  • Achieving for Children - Available for families open to social care. Please go through your named AfC contact, eg social worker or personal advisor.

Other referral agencies (who will need to complete an online application form) include schools in RPLC's catchment area, RHP, RUiLS, Crosslight Advice, Vineyard Community, Look Ahead, Richmond Recovery & Support Team and Social Services.

Crisis grants funding available:
Up to £300 per year for an adult-only household.
Up to £500 per year for households with one dependent.
Up to £600 per year for households with two or more dependents. 

Only one payment can be made per household in any 12 month period.

TO APPLY as a referral agency, please complete a Crisis Grants application form.
We aim to process requests within 10 working days.

Clients must have been referred to the Government Household Support Fund which is distributed by Richmond AID and Citizen's Advice Richmond before applying for an RPLC Crisis Grant.