Derwent London plc (“Derwent London” / “the Group”) is pleased to announce its Community Fund 2018 – covering Fitzrovia and the Tech Belt*. This forms part of the Group’s on-going sustainability programme and commitment to nurturing community engagement.
Derwent London invites local community groups, residents and local business owners to apply for funding for community projects. For 2018, funds will be available as follows:
Fitzrovia – £50,000;
Tech Belt – £25,000 for spring 2018 (with a further £25,000 available in autumn 2018)
Deadline for receipt of spring 2018 applications: 28 March 2018.
As in previous years, applications will be considered by representatives from Derwent London and the local community. For further information and how to apply, please visit www.derwentlondon.com/community-fund or contact the Communities team at Derwent London – Tel. 020 7659 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Derwent London has worked closely with the local community to develop this programme to enable the delivery of worthwhile projects. Grants from its Community Fund are in addition to the Group’s required community contributions from planning agreements. The Group has now awarded a total of over £450,000 to date to the Community Fund since it was launched in 2013. Most projects funded are either completed or under way and are providing much needed improvements, community facilities and new opportunities.
John Davies, Head of Sustainability at Derwent London, commented:
“We are really pleased to launch the 2018 funding round which is now in its 5th year and look forward to supporting a range of local projects. Since 2013, we have now contributed funds to 56 projects in Fitzrovia and the Tech Belt. Many local people are benefiting from the positive outcomes which the projects offer and we look forward to seeing many more.”
*The Tech Belt is defined here as the area extending from King’s Cross to Whitechapel, largely covering EC1 and E1 postcodes.