Foundations Programme

The Foundations Programme was the first phase of work co-funded via a four-year partnership with City of London. The programme supports the Foundation for Future London’s local collaborative cultural programming around creative education, lifelong learning and employment opportunities.  Our aim is to develop longer term shared learnings between the two new cultural districts of East Bank and Culture Mile.

Recognising the significant impact grassroots cultural organisations make in their communities, economies and well-being, the programme aimed to support the Foundation’s re-engagement with local audiences and demonstrate our commitment to funding local cultural infrastructure.

Our people and place-led programme has sought to listen and test new collaborative approaches to amplify local individual, organisation and community ambitions and ideas.

Across the year in 2019 and 2020, we have also tried to lay the foundations to support diverse local creative talent and develop potential collaborative projects with our East Bank partners.

Our 2019/2020 projects included:

Our 2019 action-based research and engagement approach resulted in 10 inaugural place-based commissioned projects facilitated by an independent creative producer.

So far we’ve awarded 22 grants and 10 small development grants in response to Covid-19 through Connecting People & Places Fund. 2021 will bring further projects and intiatives so stay tuned.

If you are a grantee, we have a marketing and press guidance web page, which has further information and links to logos and other resources.

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Connecting People & Places Fund

Do you have an exciting creative idea you want to make a reality? Foundation for Future London's Connecting People & Places Fund was set up to support local East London partners to deliver arts, education and employment programming and creative placemaking, part of the Foundations Programme co-funded by City of London.

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