Royal Docks Good Growth Fund

Royal Docks Good Growth Fund

The fund will be used to support projects that are inclusive, innovative and tackle some of the challenges facing the Royal Docks. It will also seek to support local economic activity, create new jobs and workplaces, and ensure these opportunities are accessible to the whole community.

What are we looking for?

The fund shares the three pillars of the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund. These are:

  • Empowering people: Projects that result in tangible improvements to the quality of life, foster social integration, ensure they are accessible and cater for the diverse and changing population
  • Making better places: Projects that make the area more inclusive, are part of a coordinated strategy to improve a place, and help to accommodate growth in a way that works with the Royal Docks's character
  • Growing prosperity: Projects that create opportunities and ensure that the Royal Docks's economy continues to grow, but not at the expense of furthering inequality

In addition to these pillars, successful projects will respond to Newham’s community wealth-building strategy, and reflect the principles of innovation and transformation.

How much funding is available per project?

£4 million has been ring-fenced to support projects that are led by local community organisations.

We will provide capital grants of up to £3 million to deliver place shaping and development projects. Applicants are required to provide at least 50% match funding. Like the existing London-wide programme, funding will be delivered through the Local Economic Action Partnership (LEAP).

How do I apply?

Please read the Royal Docks Good Growth Fund prospectus carefully to ensure that you fully understand the criteria and process. If you are ready to express your interest in the programme, tell us a bit more about your project by filling out an expression of interest form.

The fund is a rolling fund so there isn’t a deadline for applications.

Please take a look at our FAQs. If your question isn’t answered please send an email to

We will soon be announcing a series of information events where you can find out more about the fund and speak directly to our team.

Eligibility requirements

We are welcoming applications from a wide range of public, private and third-sector organisations including community groups, social enterprises, small- and medium-sized enterprises (existing and new to the Royal Docks area), larger organisations based within the Royal Docks, businesses aspiring to move to the Royal Docks and charities within London that wish to drive and lead innovative regeneration.

Applicants must either be based within the Royal Docks, or their activity must demonstrably benefit the Royal Docks area.

Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

Get business support right to your inbox

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive business tips, learn about new funding programmes, join upcoming events, take e-learning courses, and more.

Start your business journey today

Take the first step to successfully starting and growing your business.