The Camden Fund exists thanks to a contribution from HS2 to support Camden communities during the construction to HS2 and beyond.
The Camden Fund from HS2
The London Borough of Camden secured £3.5 million from HS2 Ltd to support communities that will be affected by the development of the new high speed railway.
HS2 is already having an impact on the lives of people who live and work in Camden. The aim of the Camden Fund is to bring forward additional measures which would serve to mitigate the general long term impacts of construction on the local community. The Fund is also aimed at contributing to the strengthening of a sense of place for the community.
The fund will open Spring 2018.
What will the Camden fund support?
Projects that build a sense of community and promote cohesion during HS2 construction will be considered. All projects must benefit residents and the communities affected by HS2 works.
How will applications be made?
Applications will be made to the Camden Fund Panel. The Panel will be led by an Independent Chair and will consist of two community representatives and one nominated representative from each of the following; Department for Transport, HS2 Ltd and Camden Council. The Panel will meet to decide on applications and award grants and will be supported by Camden Giving.
Support for applications
Camden Giving will support community groups and the voluntary and community sector with making applications and provide support for those who don't speak English as a first language through drop-in sessions. If you wish to join our mailing list to find out the dates and times of these sessions please email email@example.com or call us on 07717595605.
High Speed 2 (HS2) is the new high speed railway from London to Birmingham and then further north. The railway’s London terminus will be at Euston. The construction works for HS2 in Euston is expected to last 17 years.
HS2 COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS FUNDS
Two other funds are available to local communities to help with the disruption that will be caused by the construction of Phase one of HS2 between London and the West Midlands; the Community and Environment Fund and the Business and Local Economy Fund.
The administration of these funds is managed on behalf of HS2 Ltd by the charity Groundwork. Camden business, residents and community organisations can apply to these funds now.