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Derwent London plc (“Derwent London” / “the Group”) is pleased to announce its Community Fund 2017 – covering Fitzrovia and the Tech Belt*. This forms part of the Group’s on-going sustainability programme and commitment to developing community engagement.

Derwent London invites local community groups, residents and local business owners to apply for funding for community projects. For 2017, funds will be available as follows:

  • Fitzrovia – £50,000;

  • Tech Belt – £25,000 for spring 2017, with a further £25,000 available in autumn 2017

Deadline for all applications: 29 March 2017.

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

Derwent London has worked closely with the local community to develop this programme to enable the delivery of worthwhile projects. Grants from its Community Fund are in addition to the Group’s required community contributions from planning agreements. The Group has now committed a total of £550,000 (including administrative costs) into 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.

John Davies, Head of Sustainability at Derwent London, commented:
“We are pleased to launch the 2017 funding round and look forward to supporting a range of local projects. Since 2013, we have now contributed funds to 37 projects in Fitzrovia and the Tech Belt. Many local people are benefiting from the positive outcomes which the projects offer and we look forward to seeing many more.”

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