Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund is an ambitious five-year programme that aims to invest £10 million into the local communities of Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest, supported by retail destination Westfield Stratford City.

This flagship project will provide new jobs, learning, training, and educational programmes through the means of arts, culture, innovation, public realm and creative placemaking.

The programme aims to transform the lives and careers of people in East London by putting funding, resources and support straight into their hands.

The fund aims to focus on equality and social inclusion by supporting young people and giving priority to locally rooted charities and community focussed initiatives.

The Fund also helps local people and communities through a Capacity Building Programme, delivered in partnership with award-winning social entrepreneur Lisa Stepanovic.

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If you’re looking for funding to support projects based in East London, check out our four community grant schemes: Small Grant Scheme | Medium Grant Scheme | Large Grant Scheme | Capital Grant Scheme.

All four schemes will fund projects that focus on one or more of the following funding themes: Employment Opportunities, Learning Opportunities, Young People and Business and Entrepreneur Support.

£660k given to 36 projects in year 1 £1m to be awarded in 2022 Sustainable Development Goals