Derwent London is delighted to confirm the extension of its Community Fund for a further three years. Furthermore, it is pleased to announce the successful applicants for its Community Fund (autumn 2018 round) from local community groups, residents and local business owners in Tech Belt*.
A further £300,000 has been confirmed for its Community Fund, running from 2019 over three years and the area scope of the Fitzrovia part will extend to include the West End as well.
For the autumn 2018 Tech Belt allocation, over £25,000 is being awarded to the following projects:
Autumn 2018 - Tech Belt
- Access to Sports – Holiday programme
- Holborn Community Association – Creative arts for young people
- Providence Row – Breakfast service
- Society Links – Digital Explorer
- Soapbox – Digital Talent Pipeline
- Urban MBA – The Untold Truth
The projects chosen were from the largest number of applications received to date. A community panel was 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:
“We are really pleased to confirm an extension to our fund which will now broaden the area scope for applicants in the West End. Furthermore, we are once again really pleased to see such a great range of local projects for the Tech Belt this autumn and to be able to support some of these. We look forward to continuing to support local initiatives in the years to come.”
*The Tech Belt is defined here as the area extending from King’s Cross to Whitechapel, largely covering EC1 & E1.