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Good Growth Fund: supporting regeneration in London

The Good Growth Fund is Mayor Sadiq Khan's £70 million regeneration programme to support growth and community development in London. 

Working with the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), the fund supports innovative, best practice regeneration activities, that enable:

  • Londoners to actively participate in their local community and have a say in how their city is shaped
  • delivery of co-ordinated place-based strategies that welcome growth in a way that works with the physical character of London’s many places
  • diverse and accessible local economies – from our high streets and town centres to industrial areas – to realise their full potential and making London a place of opportunity for all
Who can apply?

The Good Growth Fund is open to a broad range of public, private and third-sector organisations in London who want to drive regeneration in their local area. These include:

  • London boroughs
  • sub-regional partnerships 
  • town teams and business improvement districts
  • workspace providers
  • community groups
  • social enterprises
  • small and medium-sized enterprises
  • charities
What will we be funding?

We want to fund a range of projects and hope applicants respond creatively to our suggestions. This list is not exhaustive, and projects may deliver on one or more of the following actions:

  1. Develop civic infrastructure
  2. Back small business
  3. Secure and create workspace
  4. Craft a smarter city
  5. Intensify London’s local economies
  6. Build skills and employability
  7. Deliver community-led regeneration
  8. Enhance public space
  9. Share culture
Resources

Round 2 supported projects

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has awarded nearly £30m to projects which will boost local economies, improve the environment and bring people together in some of London’s most deprived communities.

From a total of 161 initial applications for £125m, 33 projects from across the city will support Londoners in areas with high levels of unemployment, youth violence and poor mental health, by supporting the creation of new jobs, investing in community assets and driving sustainable economic growth.

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Funding awards

 

Project and applicant

Description

Funding allocated

A new parent-led childcare enterprise for local parents in Deptford, Lewisham,

New Economics Foundation    

To deliver genuinely affordable workspace to address local childcare needs.

£81,400

Affordable Artist Studios at St Bernard's Chapel,

Catalyst Housing Limited, Ealing

To transform St Bernard’s Chapel to accommodate creative workspace and studios.

£533,713

Community-Led Regeneration: The Blue Market,
London Borough of Southwark

Turn Bermondsey’s historic town centre and street market into a thriving area, building on The Blue’s identity as the ‘Larder of London’.

£2,312,500

Boston Manor, Community and Creative Catalyst,
London Borough of Hounslow

Deliver affordable creative makerspaces and a marketplace as part of an ambitious restoration of Boston Manor House and Park

£490,000

Bridging Neighbourhoods - Growing Talent,

English National Ballet, Tower Hamlets

Deliver a multi-disciplinary creative hub on the Lea River Estuary promoting community programming and skills development.

£1,000,000

Centre 404 Build Our Future,
Centre 404, Islington

Provide space for much-needed additional support and services for people with learning disabilities and carers from the LGBTQ+ community.

£640,000

Church Street Triangle,
Westminster City Council

A range of high street improvements which set the tone for the delivery of the Church Street Regeneration programme.

£977,000

Enhancing Toynbee Hall's Spaces,
Toynbee Hall, Tower Hamlets

Bolster wellbeing spaces for valuable support services for the local community.

 

£340,000

Enterprising Tottenham High Road,
London Borough of Haringey 

Transform Tottenham High Road into a centre for local enterprise. 

 

£2,000,000

Erith Regeneration Programme Phase ll,
London Borough of Bexley

Investment into Phase II of the regeneration of Erith Town Centre which will provide a range of improvements, from business support to public realm interventions.

£1,600,000

Expanding Kensal's Creative Economy,

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

To support the Kensal Canalside Opportunity Area development and its local economy. 

£1,000,000

FUTURE POLKA,
Polka Children's Theatre Ltd, Merton

To create new and refurbished performance, rehearsal, learning and play spaces at The Polka Children’s Theatre.

 

£1,200,000

Grahame Park Life - 'Bringing the Old Library Back to Life',
Notting Hill Genesis, Barnet

The “Old Library” will be transformed into a dynamic multi-use enterprise, skills and community hub in the heart of Grahame Park, Colindale.

 

£200,400

Grand Union Canal Activation,
Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

A range of interventions to promote better use of the Grant Union Canal.

 

£1,200,000

Harrow Arts Centre,
Harrow Arts Centre - Harrow Council

To improve the civic and cultural infrastructure on the Harrow Arts Centre.

 

£760,000

Holloway Road – NYT,
National Theatre of Great Britain, Islington

To transform NYT’s Holloway Road building into a thriving cultural hub for young people.

 

£2,000,000

Improving Public Assets in Islington,

London Borough of Islington

A range of investments across Caledonian Road to better understand how the local community can benefit from the economy. 

£350,000

Intensifying Barking's Industry,
Be First on behalf of London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

To showcase how a 1.8-acre under-utilised site in a Strategic Industrial Location (SIL) can be transformed into a model of how industrial land can be used.

 

£1,000,000

Kingsley Hall - at the heart of community life,

Livability, Barking and Dagenham

To transform the Kingsley Hall Church and Community Centre (KHCCC) into a central space for skills training and lifestyle activities.

 

£1,500,000

New Creative and Future Galleries (NCFG),

British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA), City of Westminster

To deliver a multipurpose creative space and gallery which will support underrepresented groups through Learning and New Talent outreach programmes.

£418,500

Opening up 46-50 Copperfield,
Ragged School Museum, Tower Hamlets

Deliver refurbishments to support the sustainable operations of a historic canal-side museum and learning environment.

£300,000

Project Beanstalk,

Pursuing Independent Paths (PiP), City of Westminster

Open a new delivery centre offering independent living and vocational skills training to adults with learning disabilities.

 

£256,224

Rainham SIL - Access and Innovation,

London Borough of Havering

To provide an Innovation Hub which will boost productivity and skills in Havering and across East London. 

£1,631,940

Reigniting the Festival Church,

St. John's Waterloo, Lambeth

Deliver a state-of-the-art venue for training and technological education, economic development and arts and community events.

 

£760,000

Re-Imagining the Everyday Spaces in South Norwood,

London Borough of Croydon

To breathe life into South Norwood High Street through a range of high street improvements.

£1,161,426

Ridley Road - Dalston Town Centre,
London Borough of Hackney

To produce a regeneration strategy and delivery plan for Dalston town centre to ensure a clear vision is set for its future success.

£770,000

Securing Southwark Playhouse's Future,
Southwark Playhouse Theatre Company, Southwark

To fit out a purpose-built theatre at the Elephant and Castle into a new home for Southwark Playhouse Theatre.

£750,000

Securing the future of the Yard Theatre and Hub67 in Hackney Wick,

The Yard Theatre Limited, Tower Hamlets

Secure a long-term future for The Yard Theatre and Community Centre in Hackney Wick.

£900,000

Studio 3 Arts - Changing the Boundary,

Studio 3 Arts Ltd, Barking and Dagenham

To transform Studio 3 Arts' venue in Gascoigne Estate into a world-class cultural venue.

 

£500,000

The Africa Centre Capital Project,
The Africa Centre, Southwark

To redevelop a disused office building in Southwark to house the 21st century Africa Centre. 

 

£1,600,000

The Bricklayers Arms Oasis,
London Borough of Southwark

To transform an underused and gated podium space into an urban oasis for the wider community to use.

£199,270

The Gramophone,
Really Local Group Limited, Hillingdon

To transform the Gramophone into an exciting new cultural and creative hub.

£1,200,000

Wandsworth Community Food Bus,
Feeding Britain, Wandsworth

To refurbish a bus that provides access to low cost healthy fresh food in areas of high depravation in Wandsworth.

£120,950

Round 1 supported projects

From over 200 initial bids for funding, 27 successful projects will receive a share of £24m investment. Funded projects will help to boost local economies, bring people together and enhance the culture on offer.

In addition, a further 27 projects will receive a share of £1.6m Development Funding to help scope and define projects further.

The fund is supporting a range of place-based, community, cultural and green infrastructure projects.

Funding awards

Project/applicant

Description

Funding allocated

Connecting Wood Green,

London Borough of Haringey

Funding will focus on a range of interventions, including affordable workspace, creating civic infrastructure, supporting SMEs and creating public realm improvements.

£900,000

SHEDx,

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Aiming to change local and wider perceptions of Tolworth, Shed X intends to encourage communities to become engaged in reimagining space through small scale interventions and opportunities to develop a sense of local pride.

£385,239

Lower Lea Threads,

The East London Fashion Cluster partnership, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Delivering a wider Action Plan to spearhead innovation and inclusive growth of the fashion sector in East London, Lower Lea Threads aims to address structural and socio-economic challenges faced by local communities.

£1,993,792

Inclusive Growth in Finsbury Park,
London Borough of Islington

By providing affordable studio and workspace for community groups disadvantaged residents in Finsbury Park will be supported to set-up and grow their own businesses, and receive business support and training.

£1,030,000

Bedford House Community Centre - A Vital Community Development,
Holborn Community Association,
London Borough of Camden

Creating a sustainable and accessible community hub in the Holborn Community Association's 60-year-old community centre will enable a 50 per cent increase in service provision to the Holborn community and the provision of affordable workspace.

£600,000

Southbank Undercroft Transformation,
Southbank Centre / Long Live Southbank, London Borough of Lambeth

Delivering a dedicated HQ for The Southbank Centre’s new education programme, alongside an expanded and improved skate space, the undercroft project will permanently create inclusive and free-to-use community facilities for many young Londoners.

£700,000

Everyone Everyday,
Participatory City Foundation,
London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

This participatory programme in Barking & Dagenham will be supported through the development of a warehouse which will provide a range of facilities for local users, including a metal and wood workshop, industrial kitchen facilities, fabric workspace and teaching space.

£850,000

UK’s first national talent house for urban culture,
Urban Development and East, London Borough of Newham

A new home for Urban Development and East London Dance within the Sugar House Island development will provide affordable workspace, dance facilities, recording studios and teaching space; aiming to address the needs of young people from east London helping them to access opportunities in the creative industries.

£1,000,000

Waterloo Works,
London Borough of Lambeth

Creating a new Creative Digital Industry (CDI) workspace and community enterprise and skills hub, Waterloo Works will unlock a valuable public land asset within highly accessible location and bring organisations together in partnership to address the economic and equality challenges faced by local residents and SMEs in this central London location.

£90,000

Livesey Exchange,
London Borough of Southwark

By bringing together and supporting local people into sustainable employment, Livesey Exchange aims to build a space along the Old Kent Road for the many local young people who have been calling for spaces that they can use to develop and grow.

£267,300

Battersea Arts Centre Community Garden,
Battersea Arts Centre, London Borough of Wandsworth

Investment in Battersea Arts Centre will help provide an edible, sustainable community garden with artistic interpretation on a newly reopened and greened Town Hall Road in Lavender Hill, Clapham.

£150,000

Thamesmead Community, Enterprise & Learning Hub,

Peabody Trust, Royal Borough of Greenwich

By taking a co-design approach to reactivate a derelict social club and a set of under-road arches, Thamesmead Community Enterprise & Learning Hub will provide flexible civic spaces, affordable enterprise space and skills and training for local communities.

£1,150,000

Estate of Play Community Relaunch+B14,
SPID Theatre Company, London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

The refurbishment and expansion of Kensal House Estate’s community rooms will meet the ambition of expanding high quality, cultural, youth and intergenerational community led activities which empower the local neighbourhood.

£899,700

Mountview: A new public cultural hub for south London,

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London Borough of Southwark

A world-leading drama school and public provider of high quality arts, education, skills-building and wellbeing activities, Mountview will soon have a new mixed-use cultural space in Peckham, providing an extensive offering to south London.

£843,543

Scrubs Lane,
Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)

A range of activation projects along Scrubs Lane and at Willesden Junction will improve public realm, wayfinding and legibility, promoting local businesses and creativity, improving bio-diversity and amplifying local heritage.

£750,004

Somerset House,

Somerset House Trust, City of Westminster

For the provision of affordable space, bursaries for targeted groups, and opportunity to connect creative communities with digital expertise. It will target micro-creative businesses, recent graduates developing ideas for new creative-led business and social enterprises.

£501,000

 

Plumstead High Street,
Royal Borough of Greenwich

Project which will strengthen Plumstead High Street through shop front and public realm improvements, the development of site briefs and the provision of new affordable workspace in an historic power station building.

£2,150,000

198 CAL, Herne Hill,

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London Borough of Lambeth

The redevelopment of the 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning centre in Herne Hill will increase and improve space for the creation of visual arts, industry skills training and provide a new community resource.

£475,000

 

Mission Kitchen at the Food Exchange,
Covent Garden Market Authority, London Borough of Wandsworth

New open workspace, offering affordable kitchen space to food start-ups and SMEs and professional training to Londoners from all walks of life, will transform New Covent Garden Market into a hub for food enterprise and make it a public destination.

£2,957,505

 

The Spark,
London Borough of Redbridge

Investment in interlinked projects in Redbridge town centre will include the refurbishment of the listed town hall as artist workspace; conversion of a car park into a covered market; the refurbishment of a warehouse; and fit out of a space within a Salvation Army scheme.

£1,800,000

 

Fashion Enter Tailoring Academy,
London Borough of Haringey

London Borough of Haringey, in partnership with Fashion Enter, will establish a Tailoring Academy for London to provide essential skills related to the fashion industry, which are currently in short supply.

£430,000

 

The Friendship Garden and Pavilion at Lea Bridge Library – Spaces for Everyone,
London Borough of Waltham Forest

The construction of a conservatory café and exhibition area, a children’s play area and a series of flexible indoor and outdoor spaces which can be adapted for a range of community activities will transform the Grade II-listed library.

£410,300

 

VIY,
Volunteer It Yourself CIC, City of London

Working with 35 grassroots community arts, cultural and music spaces which are within areas of deprivation, VIY will support community volunteers and skilled tradesmen to carry out improvement works.

£200,000

 

Affordable Workspace for Creative Industries in Hackney,

London Borough of Hackney

Two workspace projects in Hackney will implement innovative delivery and management models and use public sector assets to secure affordable space for artists and those working in creative industries.

£450,000

 

Lyon Road Pop Up Restaurant Square,

London Borough of Harrow

The transformation of an existing public car park in Harrow town centre into a multi-function public space- improving the general environment for pedestrians and providing the opportunity for markets and particularly food markets.

£485,000

 

Nourish Food and Community Hub,
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

A holistic programme of growing and greening, providing business improvements and an affordable workspace across two estates in Hammersmith & Fulham, Nourish will create a community food hub and a facility to provide nutritional education.

£1,100,000

Queen's Crescent: The Heart of Gospel Oak,
London Borough of Camden

A range of high street improvement works in Camden will help better serve the Gospel Oak community through public realm improvements. These will support existing shops and markets, and provide green infrastructure.

£1,100,000

Development funding awards

Project/applicant

Transform + Perform T.A.P.

Enfield Enterprise Agency

London Borough of Enfield

Greater London Mutual

London Borough of Hackney

Revitalising Rich Mix

Rich Mix Cultural Foundation

London Borough of Hackney

Masterplan Feasibility Study for Stratford Town Centre

Theatre Royal Stratford East

London Borough of Newham

Centre of Media and Digital Arts, East India Dock, Lower Lea Valley

The Trampery, London Borough of Hackney

Kingsley Hall Church and Community Centre (KHCCC) –
Restoring a community hub to the heart of the Borough

Livability, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Walthamstow’s EMD Granada: A World Class Cultural Venue for London   

London Borough of Waltham Forest

Adiaha Antigha Civic Innovation Centre

The Social Innovation Partnership

London Borough of Hackney

Fellows Court Studios

The Premises Music Education Programme

London Borough of Hackney

Arts and Skills @Havelock, Southall

London Borough of Ealing

Ruislip Town Centre, Ruislip

London Borough of Hillingdon

Harlesden Hub

London Borough of Brent

Grand Union Canal and Open Spaces

OPDC

London Borough of Brent

Sutton for Science

London Borough of Sutton

Re-imagining South Norwood

London Borough of Croydon

Grove Park

Grove Park Neighbourhood Forum

Crossing the Line

Better Bankside

Charlton Riverside - A Working Neighbourhood

Royal Borough of Greenwich

Re-imagining Kingston Town Centre

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Portobello Scheme

Westway Trust

London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Change Please Training Academy and Retail Expansion

Change Please CIC

Camberwell

London Borough of Southwark

Royal Docks Social Enterprise Zone

London Borough of Newham

Chestnut Enterprise Centre

London Borough of Waltham Forest

Fashion Hub at Meridian Works

London Borough of Enfield

Camden Innovation District

Camden Town Unlimited,

London Borough of Camden

Future Harlesden

London Borough of Brent

Round 1 & 2 Funding awards

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