Edgware town centre community fund launches

A new Edgware Town Centre Community Fund launches today, an annual fund of £20,000, which will provide grants for community-led projects operating in Edgware and the surrounding areas. 

The annual £20,000 fund will be awarded in grants of up to £3,000, and applicants should demonstrate means by which their activities foster improvements for community togetherness, skills development, health and wellness, or the local environment. 

The Fund is being delivered by Ballymore Edgware Ltd, the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) behind the Edgware Town Centre Project, which proposes to deliver 3,365 new homes, including up to 1,150 affordable homes, and 463 student accommodation spaces, working alongside Places for London – Transport for London’s wholly owned commercial property company. A significant increase in green space for the town centre includes a new Deans Brook Nature Park, created by unlocking land which has been inaccessible to the public for almost 100 years. To learn more about the proposals, visit www.edgwaretowncentre.uk

The launch of the Edgware Community Fund formalises the support and funding for community projects, which Ballymore has been undertaking since its acquisition of the Broadwalk shopping centre in 2020. Previous projects supported have included the Burnt Oak Community Food Bank, Edgware Primary School and local charity, The Larches Trust. 

The creation of the fund follows the establishment of the Edgware BID, which counts Ballymore and Places for London among its founding directors, designed to unite the business community of the town centre for the betterment and safeguarding of its future. 

Alongside grant funding, applicants can also apply for volunteer support, with at least 40 hours of volunteering ringfenced by the project team for 2024.

To apply, or to find out more, please email Edgware@ballymoregroup.com to request an application form. Alternatively, please download the application pack from our website at www.edgwaretowncentre.uk/community-fund. Applications close at midnight on Friday 3rd May. 

Simon Ryan, Developments Director, at Ballymore said: We want to give a helping hand to those of you out there doing great things in your community. You might be looking to expand a local greening project, be delivering training courses or information services free of charge, or simply be delivering a project that brings joy to your neighbours. 

“We have already been able to provide thousands of pounds to local groups doing great work in the area but are delighted to formally to announce the launch of the Edgware Town Centre Community Fund. The Fund will allow community projects, both new and existing, to continue working for the benefit of all Edgware residents, so we really encourage any interested groups to apply.”

To find out more, visit www.edgwaretowncentre.uk/community-fund



Edgware town centre community fund launches