Good Growth Fund Launch at City Hall

29 June 2017

Today the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) launched the Good Growth Fund, a £70 million regeneration programme to support growth and community development in London.

Launching the City Hall event was Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills and Champion for Small Business Simon Pitkeathley, who were joined by two other LEAP members, Dr Celia Caulcott and social entrepreneur Natalie Campbell, both of who will be on the Good Growth Fund application board.

Dr Caulcott, said: “We are delighted to be working alongside the Mayor to invest in regenerating spaces and make them better for all Londoners. Ensuring more first-class environments that reflect the realities of living and working in the city will help Londoners of all ages and backgrounds to feel they are part of their local communities, as well as improving their health and wellbeing.” 

The fund will support public, private and third sector organisations to help London empower Londoners grow to prosperity and make the capital a better place to live and work.

The project will focus on building local community support; help improve the highstreets and encourage the local economy by creating new jobs and supplying accessible places to work.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I am delighted to be launching this fund and making a real push to challenge the preconceptions of how regeneration happens in the capital.”

The launch was attended by London boroughs, community groups and charities who will promote the fund in their local areas.