Fitzrovia Community Fund 2016 recipients announced
18 May 2016
Fitzrovia Youth in Action - new surface at The Warren
Fitzrovia Centre - Arts Programme 2015
Derwent London is delighted to announce the fourth year of projects to receive funding as part of its community funding programme in Fitzrovia. The Group confirms that seven successful recipients will share a total of c. £50,000.
The projects chosen for this year are:
- All Souls Clubhouse – Wednesday Lunch Club
- FitzFest - Classical music festival and education programme 2016/17
- Fitzrovia Centre – Project Feel Well Fitzrovia
- Fitzrovia Trust – Playground improvements
- Holcroft Residents Association – Greening Carburton Street
- Soup Kitchen – Kitchen costs
- Table Tennis Fight Club – Community programme
This year the choices were 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. Derwent London was 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 physical, social, cultural, arts and health.
Meanwhile, the 17 previously funded projects have been very well-received; including Fitzrovia Youth in Action’s resurfacing of The Warren multi-use games area which is proving very popular.
John Davies, Head of Sustainability at Derwent London, commented:
“We were again delighted to see a great range of project ideas this year. Our workshop format was a great opportunity for applicants to meet and discuss their plans. It also provided us with feedback which has helped us in our decision-making, which has once again proved difficult.”
Following the announcement earlier in the year, the Group will be publishing further details of how to apply for its ‘Tech Belt’ Community Fund in June 2016.