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
Creating social value at the Royal Docks in Newham
The Royal Docks is the Mayor of London’s largest land-led project and the regeneration team is focused on “place stewardship”. Future of London visited to find out what it means to create a social value legacy.
Royal Docks Rain Garden
Did you know the Royal Docks is currently home to one of the largest Rain Gardens in the country? The Rain Garden is an integral part of a larger initiative led by Newham Council in collaboration with the Royal Docks Team to improve the Royal Docks Corridor.