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Derwent London plc (“Derwent London” / “the Group”) is pleased to announce its Community Fund 2021 – covering Fitzrovia & West End and the Tech Belt*. This forms part of the Group’s ongoing sustainability programme and commitment to nurturing community engagement.

Derwent London continues to develop this programme to enable the delivery of worthwhile projects. Support from its Community Fund is in addition to the Group’s required community contributions from planning agreements. The Group has now awarded a total of over £750,000 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.

Derwent London invites local community groups, residents and local business owners to apply for funding for community projects. For 2021, funds will be available as follows:

Fitzrovia & West End – £50,000;
Tech Belt – £25,000 for spring 2021 (with a further £25,000 available in autumn 2021)

Deadline for receipt of spring 2021 applications: 26 March 2021.

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 or contact the Communities team at Derwent London – Tel. 020 7659 3000 or email

John Davies, Head of Sustainability at Derwent London, commented:
“We are very pleased to continue our fund, now in its 8th year and we look forward to supporting a range of local projects. Since 2013, we have supported well over 100 projects in Fitzrovia & West End and the Tech Belt. Many local people are benefitting from the positive outcomes which the projects offer, and over the last year during the Covid pandemic, the needs have become especially more important.”

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