Good Growth Fund

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

Round 2

Round 2 is now open with a further £20m funding available. To get a well-balanced programme, we’re encouraging collaborative proposals that bring together a range of partners to focus resources and seize opportunities in a local area.

Download the application form here. Deadline for stage one applications is 13 July 2018.

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 and FAQs

In June 2018, three local engagement workshops took place as part of the launch of Round 2 of the Good Growth Fund. You can now download the resources:

Have you got a question about the Good Growth Fund or want to find out more on how to prepare for Round 2?

Find out more

We are running online surgery sessions for potential applicants to the Good Growth Fund.

This is an opportunity to ask any technical questions you may have about the programme and the stage one application process. The dates for these are as follows:

  • Wednesday 13 June: 2pm - 4pm
  • Wednesday 20 June: 2pm - 4pm
  • Wednesday 27 June: 2pm - 4pm
  • Wednesday 4 July: 2pm - 4pm

During these time frames, please email us at [email protected] and we will try and respond to your enquiry as quickly as possible.

Note that enquiries about the content of specific projects will take longer to respond to.

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.

Capital 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

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