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Derwent London plc (“Derwent London” / “the Group”) is delighted to announce the third year of projects to receive funding as part of its community funding programme in Fitzrovia. Of 12 applications, the Group can confirm five successful recipients with a total of £66,230 being shared.

The projects chosen for this year are:

All Souls Clubhouse – After school football club & Clubkicks

Fitzrovia Community Centre – Arts programme

Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association – Fitzrovia Positive Health

Fitzrovia Youth in Action –Community events programme

Upbeat Music & Mental Health – Streets of London music workshop and showcase

The choices were again this year made from a number of very interesting proposals which were submitted as part of the application process. Applicants were invited to attend a workshop in April to present their project proposals, meet other community members and groups and contribute to the decision-making process.

Meanwhile, previous projects funded have been very well-received and Fitzrovia Youth in Action’s project to resurface The Warren multi-use games area and set up a community football league will be ready this year.

Derwent London was again pleased with the quality and range of applications. It selected the winning entries on the basis that they will offer a range of positive benefits – focussing on social, cultural, art and health.

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

“We were really pleased to see a range of great projects this year and yet again had difficult decisions to make in allocating the funds. However the workshop feedback was very useful and informative and helped our decision-making enormously.”

In addition to the funding allocations this year, the Group are also pleased to confirm an extension to the funding programme, with a further £150,000 which will be allocated from 2016-2018.