London Regeneration Fund

The London Regeneration Fund (LRF) was set up to help places in London make the most of the opportunities presented by economic and demographic change and new technology, and to help secure the future of London’s mixed economy.

The LEAP established the programme using £20m of capital funding secured through its successful bid to Government in January 2015 as part of the Growth Deal for London. The fund supported small and medium sized enterprises and invested in London’s high streets – ensuring they remain great places to visit, live in and do business in.

By the end of 2017/18, LRF projects have made excellent progress with several moving closer to completion


A brand new co-working space opened in Battersea thanks to funding from the LEAP’s ‘London Regeneration Fund’.

Scratch Hub is a new co-working space for start-up businesses, growing enterprises and social entrepreneurs. The space is set up to encourage residents to test, develop and grow ideas with over 50 workspaces available with hot-desking options, meeting and social spaces, and high speed Wi Fi.

Membership of the space is curated by Battersea Arts Centre to create a diverse community which supports sharing skills, exchanging feedback, sparking connections and collaborating. Members will be able to exchange skills through a time-banking scheme, attend free talks and workshops to encourage collaborations and co-learning, and have a say in running events and how the Scratch Hub operates. Members will also get discounts on tickets to shows at Battersea Arts Centre.

Signed up members include film and theatre producers, ex offender arts rehabilitation social enterprises, and a range of CICs working in the area of performance and education.

Click here for more information about the Scratch Hub