Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund is an ambitious five-year programme that aims to invest £10 million into the local communities of Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest.
This flagship project will provide new jobs, learning, training and educational programmes through the means of arts, culture, innovation, public realm and creative placemaking.
The programme aims to transform and catalyse the lives and careers of people in East London by putting funding, resources and support straight into local people’s hands.
If you’re looking for funding to support projects based in East London, check out:
We are now pleased to open Year 2 of the Fund. Year 2 has been designed with evaluation and feedback from Year 1 grantees to ensure that the process is accessible, transparent and allows applicants to make informed decisions, follow a simple applications process and gain additional support when needed.
For Year 2 of our Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund, we are hosting a new Capacity Building Programme, in partnership with award-winning social entrenpeneur Lisa Stepanovic, starting with pre-application workshops.
Session 6: Monday 1 November 6-8pm via Zoom
Join Lisa Stepanovic and Moses Adeyemi, Capacity Building leads, for this interactive, hands-on impact workshop. Demonstrating your impact is key when it comes to securing funding, sourcing investment and creating trust in your brand. In this session, we’ll take you through how to creatively and concisely pull together a 1 page impact report with step by step guidance, hands-on examples and reusable template.
Session 7: Monday 15 November 6-8pm via Zoom
Join Lisa Stepanovic and Moses Adeyemi, Capacity Building leads, for this interactive, hands-on bid writing workshop. Clearly communicating what you want to do is key when it comes to securing funding, sourcing investment and creating trust in your brand. In this session, we’ll take you through a community funding bid application with step-by-step guidance, hands-on examples and a reusable structure.
For any initial programme queries or to arrange a call please email:
This includes access support for applying. We will soon have an Easy to Read version of our Guidance Notes on this page.
For any queries regarding the capacity building programme and workshops please email:
Year 1 of the Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund saw the following grants awarded:
If you are a Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund grantee, we have a Marketing and Press Guidance section, which has further information and download links for logos. There are also contact details if you need further advice.
Apply for up to £5k, open to individuals and non profits
Create opportunities for people of East London