More than £100,000 in funding for creative people is to be made available in the Acton and Park Royal Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) which launched last month.
Ealing Council in partnership with Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), is inviting submissions and ideas that cover one of the following four challenges Creating space, Developing skills, Promoting ‘place’, A CEZ network platform.
Funding can be used to support a new idea or an expansion of an existing project and applications close on 18 November 2022 at 5pm. Applications can be submitted here. Successful projects are expected to start in February 2023.
According to OPDC, to apply for funding, applicants need to a be public, private, or third-sector organisation or a formally registered corporate body who will work closely with the local community and businesses.
OPDC’s CEO, David Lunts said: “Acton and Park Royal are home to some of the capital’s most interesting and creative artists, makers and producers. As the Mayor’s development corporation for regenerating the area, we’re working to invest in and support local people and businesses. The Creative Enterprise Zone, Open Call for Ideas, will enable more people to access important funding to support the creative industries and we’re looking forward to supporting the innovative new ideas.”
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing Council’s cabinet member for decent living incomes said: “We are lucky to have a great amount of talent in the borough and I was blown away by some of the creations we saw at the CEZ launch last month. We are looking to nurture this talent and give locals more opportunities by offering this funding in partnership with the OPDC. This is a really exciting opportunity to share ideas, grow a business and deliver new jobs.”
Grace Williams, programme director, Park Royal Design District and director of Loom said: “The new Acton and Park Royal Creative Enterprise Zone provides a fantastic opportunity to support and nurture the vast array of artists and creative businesses in this unique part of London.
A networking event to be held on 24 October 2022 from 5.30pm – 7pm at the Woodward Buildings Community Hub, Victoria Road, W3 6BL will provide more details about the funding. Those interested in attending can email@example.com