Helping people thrive

IQL Community Fund launches today

28th March 2018

We're delighted to announce the launch of the IQL Community Fund in partnership with Lendlease to support the local communities around International Quarter London.

Since 2015, the IQL Community Fund has provided grants totalling £50,000 to 17 organisations based in Stratford & New Town, West Ham, Forest Gate, Hackney Wick and Leyton, investing in, and supporting the local community. Over 1,600 people have been involved in a project supported by the IQL Community Fund and once all the projects have been completed this should increase to approximately 2,000.

The Fund has already improved the health and wellbeing of local people by promoting a healthy lifestyle, increased the number of sports, exercise and leisure activities available and improved community cohesion.

Grants are available to local charities and not-for-profit organisations that support and expand the opportunities of local people, as well as celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the area and supporting the area's most vulnerable residents. The primary area of benefit is within a 1.5 mile radius around International Quarter London which includes Newham, Waltham Forest, Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

The theme of this year's IQL Community Fund is 'inclusive places', aimed at creating a welcoming and divrse place to live, work, play and learn. Organisations can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 for their chosen project.

The IQL Community Fund is open from today for applications and organisations have until 12 noon on May 15th to apply. We're excited to see the diverse range of applications and look forward to working in partnership with Lendlease to support our local communities.