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Charities in Stratford to get £25,000 to deliver community projects

PUBLISHED: 10:14 10 April 2018

The launch of the IQL Community Fund in 2015. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

The launch of the IQL Community Fund in 2015. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

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Stratford’s regeneration is continuing with £25,000 of grants being given to local charities.

The International Quarter London Community Fund, managed by the East End Community Foundation, is giving charities within a 1.5 mile radius of its Stratford base grants of £5,000 for projects to benefit the community.

Since the fund was set up in 2015, it has given £50,000 to 17 organisations in East London, including an art exhibition at Stratford Library and drama sessions for disadvantaged young people.

The fund is sponsored by Lendlease and London Continental Railways. LCR’s chief executive David Joy said: “The fund is a fantastic way we’re ensuring the regeneration of Stratford is with the community at its heart. More than 1,600 people have been involved in projects supported by the fund, demonstrating how successful the initiative is in supporting the wider transformation of the area.”

Charities can apply for grants at eastendcf.org. The theme of this year’s fund is ‘inclusive places’, so projects should be aimed at improving Stratford’s community cohesion.


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