Derwent London plc (“Derwent London” / “the Group”) is pleased to announce its Community Fund 2019 – covering the newly-created Fitzrovia & West End and the Tech Belt*. This forms part of the Group’s on-going 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 £560,000 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. New for this year, the Fitzrovia element of the Fund has been expanded to include areas to the west.
Derwent London invites local community groups, residents and local business owners to apply for funding for community projects. For 2019, funds will be available as follows:
Fitzrovia & West End – £50,000;
Tech Belt – £25,000 for spring 2019 (with a further £25,000 available in autumn 2019)
Deadline for receipt of spring 2019 applications: 28 March 2019.
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 www.derwentlondon.com/community-fund or contact the Communities team at Derwent London – Tel. 020 7659 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
John Davies, Head of Sustainability at Derwent London, commented:
“We are really pleased to extend our Community Fund with a further £300,000 for three years and also to broaden the scope to cover areas in the West End and beyond. The fund is now in its sixth year and we look forward to supporting a range of local projects. Since 2013, we have supported over 70 projects in Fitzrovia and the Tech Belt. Many local people are benefitting from the positive outcomes which the projects offer and we look forward to seeing many more.”
*The Tech Belt is defined as the area extending from King’s Cross to Whitechapel, largely covering EC1 and E1.