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About Foundation for Future London

Funder, fundraiser, creative placemaker

Foundation for Future London is a funder and fundraiser for the East London boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest, supporting local people and communities to benefit from learning, training and employment opportunities through arts, education, culture, innovation and placemaking.

We are an independent charity established in 2015 to connect local communities with the new East Bank and its globally renowned arts, innovation and cultural partners to ensure there are equitable opportunities and fair regeneration in East London where everyone gets to benefit and no one is left behind. We do this through a genuine commitment to a participatory grant making approach, coupled with innovative capacity building objectives.

Our vision is for a vibrant and inclusive creative East London, creating and facilitating authentic engagement and sustainable development in partnership with local organisations, East London boroughs, East Bank partners, our philanthropic donors and many others who are committed to our core values around environment, equality, diversity and inclusion.

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. We are also partners with Culture Mile and its organisations.

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

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

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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