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About Foundation for Future London

Funder, fundraiser, creative placemaker

Foundation for Future London is an independent charity with a strategic focus on arts, culture and heritage, and a future focus on sport, as a catalyst for equitable regeneration for the East London boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

The Foundation supports local people and communities to benefit from learning, training and employment opportunities delivered by our fundraising and grant-making operations.

Established in 2015, we work to connect local communities with the new East Bank and its globally renowned arts, innovation and cultural partners and the communities and stakeholders of the QEOP and surrounding area.

We aim to ensure there are equitable opportunities and fair regeneration in East London, and we do this through a genuine commitment to participatory grant-making, innovative capacity building and the use of unique knowledge, insight, and investment models. We aim to be a catalyst for change through our thought leadership, lobbying and influence undertakings.

Since our launch in 2015, we’ve been listening to local voices and connecting people and institutions, from bustling street markets and homeless shelters to hushed galleries and auditoriums. East London is home to approximately 2,023,383 people. The Foundation for Future London is dedicated to creating new employment and life chances for people living, working and studying here.

We are a key stakeholder within the East Bank partnership, with a role connecting local communities to the new centre of culture, education, innovation and growth being built on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London.

Our work is supported by East Bank’s Founding Partner and Official Sponsor, Westfield Stratford City.

The Foundation for Future London delivers sustainable development and supports sustainability and net zero across all our work.

Vision

Through our cross-borough working and with a unique model of investment and engagement, we want to see our East London communities empowered to become resilient and thriving and to develop prosperous and sustainable creative and social economies.creative and social economies.

This will be achieved through access to equitable opportunities and fair regeneration throughout East London with dynamic and life-changing possibilities for all.

Mission

  • To be the first-choice organisation for servicing the building offor servicing the building of
    partnerships, funding programmes,partnerships, funding programmes, investment strategies and models of excellence; to improve economic opportunities for our East London communities
  • To be recognised as a thought leader with a unique model for co-design, participatory approaches and capacity building mechanisms
  • Our fundraising and grant-giving activities will be underpinned to nurture inclusive local economies and will be built on our unique co-designed participatory model, deep-rooted community knowledge and networks
  • To connect our communities and stakeholders in and around thestakeholders in and around the QEOP and East Bank to the wider four borough communities and grassroots organisations that make our boroughs unique

Read our reports

Strategic  Plan 2024-2029 (full version)
Strategic Plan 2024-2029 (4 page version)
Annual Report 2022-23

Read our statement on Why Environment and Sustainability Matter.

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Meet the team

Sir David Bell

Co-Chair

Baroness Lola Young

Co-Chair

Andrew Adedipe

Board member

Louise Jeffreys

Board member

Sarah Lockhart

Board member

Joseph Lyons

Board member
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