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Derwent London is pleased to invite applications for its new Tech Belt* Community Fund from local community groups, residents and local business owners.

Up to of £150,000 is being invested in the Tech Belt from 2016 over the next three years (including management fees and any contingency). The aim of the fund is to support projects that will bring benefits to the local area and community, in particular focusing on local community events, increasing employment opportunities for disadvantaged local people, health and well-being, small public space improvements, arts, culture and educational projects.

There will be an area focus for each year and for 2016, this will be around Old Street. The fund will be issued in two equal tranches:
Summer 2016 – £25,000 is available; deadline for Summer applications is 14 July 2016
Winter 2016 – £25,000 will be available, launching October 2016

Registered charities can apply for £5,000 maximum; non-registered groups, businesses and individuals can apply for £2,000 maximum. Applications will be considered by representatives from Derwent London and the local community. For further information and how to apply, please visit: or contact Derwent London,
Tel: 020 7659 3000 or email

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

John Davies, Head of Sustainability at Derwent London, commented:
“We have now been running our Community Fund for four years and have supported 24 local projects in Fitzrovia. We are delighted to extend our Community Fund to the ‘Tech Belt’ area and look forward to working with the local community in getting some projects off the ground.”

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