Lambeth and Southwark cultural projects receive funding

In response to the Mayor’s announcement that six Lambeth and Southwark cultural projects have received funding as part of the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund, local London Assembly Member, Florence Eshalomi AM said:

“It has been great to see the Mayor announce today that he has selected five key Southwark and Lambeth cultural projects to receive funding as part of his Good Growth Fund.

“A portion of the £24 million funding pot will go towards delivering a dedicated HQ for the Southbank Centre’s new education programme, and the creation of a new creative digital industry workspace and community enterprise and skills hub at Waterloo Works.

“I am also delighted that money has also been allocated to the redevelopment of the 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Centre on Herne Hill, who are looking to expand their facilities and provide a hub for youth enterprise.

“Mountview in Southwark, an internationally renowned drama school, has been awarded funding to develop a new mixed-use cultural space in Peckham, and the Livesey Exchange has also been granted investment to build a creative space on the Old Kent Road for young people”.

“This significant investment in Lambeth and Southwark will enable local people to take an active and meaningful role in the regeneration of the community, and fully share the benefits of the results.”

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Notes to editors

– Florence Eshalomi is the Labour London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark