EC BID launches EC Community Fund with Action Funder

EC Community Fund

EC BID is proud to announce we are launching a grant fund of £40,000 for community organisations in our local area. We are looking to support initiatives that allow the local area to flourish and nurture a greater social purpose.

This reflects our priorities to make the Eastern City area evolving and diverse, sustainable, and a place for collective action and community empowerment. Apply today for up to £5,000 for your organisation.

Focus areas

  • Arts and culture
  • Education and employment
  • Climate and nature
  • Food action
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Neighbourhood
  • Physical health and sport
  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Sustainable consumption & production

Find out more about the fund here

About the Eastern City

The area is a globally recognised economic district complemented by a rich historic and cultural heritage – it’s a place 2,000 years in the making, where London originated and over the years has continually evolved to become a prestigious commercial location. As the Eastern City Cluster continues to evolve, there is an increased demand to respond to its continued growth, to ensure that this important part of the City remains an exemplar amongst rising London districts.

The EC BID has emerged with a strong ambition to support this growth through driving forward opportunities to develop this part of the City into an agile, dynamic and vibrant destination. Through collaborative working with our partners at the City Corporation, TfL, the GLA and our leading and innovative business community we work to deliver a range of programmes and transformative interventions.

EC BID represent a community of over 200 very large organisations in the City, our funding essentially comes from them and we’re facilitating their corporate social responsibility work. We want to connect these organisations with local charities through our grants programme.