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  • Applications are now open for local community groups, business owners and residents to apply for funding for community projects in Fitzrovia & West End
  • Increased sum of £120,000 available to local communities this year
  • The Group has now awarded a total of over £850,000 to date to the Community Fund since it was launched in 2013

Derwent London plc (“Derwent London” / “the Group”) is pleased to announce its Community Fund 2022 – covering Fitzrovia & West End. This forms part of the Group’s ongoing 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. Most projects funded are either completed or under way and are providing much needed improvements, community facilities and new opportunities.

To ensure wider accessibility, diversity and inclusion, Derwent London consulted with one of its charity partners, Chickenshed, the inclusive theatre group, in the scope and processes of the fund, and have adapted the application process to reflect their valued input.

Derwent London invites local community groups, residents and local business owners to apply for funding for community projects. For 2022, funds will be available as follows:

  • Fitzrovia & West End – £60,000 – spring 2022
  • Tech Belt* – £60,000 – autumn 2022

Deadline for receipt of spring 2022 applications for Fitzrovia: 25 March 2022.

As in previous years, applications will be considered by representatives from Derwent London, the authorities and an independent consultant. For further information and how to apply, please or contact the Communities team at Derwent London - Tel. 020 7659 3000 or email

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

“We are very pleased to continue our fund, now in its 9th year and we look forward to supporting a range of local projects. Since 2013, we have supported over 120 projects in Fitzrovia & West End and the Tech Belt. We are really glad we have been able to increase the fund as well as broadened the scope and opportunity of it following our workshop with Chickenshed.”

John Davies, Head of Sustainability