LONDON GROWTH HUB The London Growth Hub is an online signposting tool helping connect London’s entrepreneurs, microbusiness and small and medium sized enterprises with the support that is available to help them start, sustain and grow. It brings together the capital’s vast business support offer into a single online resource which is supplemented by a programme of face-to-face business support The London Growth Hub includes: a diagnostic support search tool, including over 500 support business schemes a business support events calendar, which is regularly updated to include a personally curated list of between 250-300 events at any time inspiring stories from businesses that have had support to start or grow their business the London Open Workspaces Map – an interactive map listing over 400 workspaces across London a wide range of resources, such as business idea guides and a comprehensive range of factsheets online live chat and telephone advice a personalised user profile allowing you to compile your favourite business support content The London Growth Hub’s online offer is also supplemented by a programme of face-to-face business support pilots. The London Growth Hub was established by the Mayor and the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) as the gateway to business support in the capital. It is managed and delivered by LEAP.
Good Growth Fund: supporting regeneration in London The Good Growth Fund is Mayor Sadiq Khan's £70 million regeneration programme to support growth and community development in London. Working with the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), the fund supports innovative, best practice regeneration activities, that enable: Londoners to actively participate in their local community and have a say in how their city is shaped delivery of co-ordinated place-based strategies that welcome growth in a way that works with the physical character of London’s many places diverse and accessible local economies – from our high streets and town centres to industrial areas – to realise their full potential and making London a place of opportunity for all Round 3 of the Good Growth Fund will open in September. It will see further funding available to public, private and third sector groups Round 2 supported projects The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has awarded more than £30 million to projects which will boost local economies, improve the environment and bring people together in some of London’s most deprived communities. From a total of 161 initial applications for £125 million, 33 projects from across the city will support Londoners in areas with high levels of unemployment, youth violence and poor mental health, by supporting the creation of new jobs, investing in community assets and driving sustainable economic growth Round 1 supported projects From over 200 initial bids for funding, 27 successful projects will receive a share of £24 million investment. Funded projects will help to boost local economies, bring people together and enhance the culture on offer. In addition, a further 27 projects will receive a share of £1.6 million Development Funding to help scope and define projects further. The fund is supporting a range of place-based, community, cultural and green infrastructure projects.