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Literacy Pirates - Young authors book project

Community Fund spring 2021 successful applications image

The Spitz - Music & deep healing

Almost £80,000 is being awarded to the following projects for spring 2021:

Fitzrovia & West End:

  • Mousetrap Theatre Projects – After school drama club
  • All Souls Serve the City – Senior care
  • Doorstep Library – children’s literacy project
  • Holcroft Court – greening of Carburton Street
  • The Soup Kitchen – ongoing support of the running of the kitchen and welcomer role
  • Fitzrovia Youth in Action – core support

Tech Belt spring round:

  • St Hilda’s East Boundary Women’s Project – core funding
  • Society Links – educational support for children whose education suffered during lockdown
  • Shadow Heroes – creating inclusive classrooms by supporting students who have
  • English as an additional language rather than primary language
  • PEER – enhancing two community gardens
  • Migrateful – chef training programme supporting refugees, migrants and asylum seekers
  • Soapbox – VR programme for young people. Creating an immersive and virtual 3D audio visual space and virtual youth worker
  • The Spitz – musical and artistic activities for both care home residents and their carers

The projects chosen were from a large number of applications which were submitted as part of the process. In both areas, community panels were convened with officers from the local authorities and staff from Derwent London, to contribute to the decision-making process. There was an impressive range of applications and the winning entries have been selected on the basis that they will offer positive benefits – from employment to environmental, social, cultural, arts and health.

John Davies, Head of Sustainability at Derwent London, commented:
“Now eight years into our Fund, we are glad we can help these much-needed projects which aid community support and cohesion and which provide benefits to those in need. It has never been so important to ensure these organisations can thrive.”

*The Tech Belt is defined here as the area extending from King’s Cross to Whitechapel, largely covering EC1 & E1.