Watch our new 3-minute video of communities ‘creating their docks’
Last year, communities took centre stage in helping to activate and regenerate the Royal Docks with a fantastic range of projects funded through our Create Your Docks programme.
Throughout the summer and autumn, several local community organisations planned, designed, and delivered a brilliant programme of events and activities, that helped to activate and celebrate the Royal Docks’ public spaces, as well as bring different communities together. Projects ranged from theatre workshops, film screening, and immersive theatre performances to live demonstrations of recycling waste into useful products.
The Create Your Docks Fund offered grants of up to £15,000 to local community groups and organisations to deliver projects that help to activate areas around the Royal Docks as well as celebrate the Royal Docks rich heritage and culture. In total, close to £100k was awarded to 7 different local organisations.
Congratulations to all successful applications – we loved watching your projects come to life. And now you can too, with our 3-minute video which trails some of the project’s highlights. You can also read more about the projects funded through Create Your Docks, and the organisations behind them, here.
Stories from around the docks
Groundwork London and the Royal Docks Team are supporting Newham residents
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Meet Natalie Robinson – Royal Docks resident and award-winning lifestyle writer and celebrity stylist
The Royal Docks Team recently attended one of the Power Talks series at Riverscape, which is part of the thriving Royal Wharf neighbourhood in the Royal Docks and widely acclaimed as being one of the greenest and best-connected riverside developments in the capital.