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For the autumn 2020 Tech Belt allocation, over £25,000 is being awarded to the following projects:

Autumn 2020 - Tech Belt

Providence Row – Peer mentoring programme for the homeless
Rich Mix Cultural Foundation – Pic ‘n’ Mix: Rich Mix schools Film Education Programme
Kunstraum – Short film project for young BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities
KIDS – Upgrade of outdoor lighting for a playground that supports disabled children and their families
The Literacy Pirates – Young Pirate film project 2021
Calthorpe Community Garden – core funding

The projects chosen were from a broad range of applications received. 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 successful entries have been selected on the basis that they will offer positive benefits - from social and wellbeing to cultural and the arts. Some projects have a focus on individuals and groups directly impacted by Covid-19.

John Davies, Head of Sustainability at Derwent London, commented:

“It’s obviously been a tough year for charitable and community groups all round, so we extended our support to include core funding where applicable to ensure organisations and projects can continue. It has been impressive to see so many groups adapting quickly to provide online resources in place of in-person activities. We wish the successful applicants all the best for the coming months.”

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

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