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Jan. 18, 2021, 10:20 a.m.

**Welcome to the January 2021 edition of the Culture, Heritage and Creative Industries Newsletter! If you are not currently a subscriber and would like to join the mailing list, please contact**

Local News

Enfield Chase Woodland Restoration Heritage Project is underway…

The brilliant Enfield Chase Woodland Restoration was one of the first environmental projects to be awarded a grant from the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, the project started last month and was recently awarded a further £679k by Defra/National Lottery Heritage Fund. The restoration is one of many other projects that is helping to deliver proposals in Enfield’s Blue and Green Strategy. If you would like to be part of Enfield’s blue and green infrastructure plans, you can participate in the online consultation.

Prestigious award for local poet

Local Enfield Poet, Anna Mickiewicz has received an award for her artistry (again!), this time through the international Joseph Conrad Literary Prize. Congratulations to Anna!

Hollywood comes to Enfield!

Enfield Council has struck a deal with Troubadour Theatres to build film and television studios at the Meridian Water development. The largest studio complex inside the North Circular is set to open in Spring 2021. The studio will attract world-class film and television productions to the area, and will also provide a Skills Academy which should prove a catalyst for employment. We’re excited to have Troubadour alongside Chickenshed and Platinum Arts to create a truly outstanding, inclusive creative inclusive skills offer.

Funding, Grants and Opportunities

Culture Recovery Fund, Second Round

The second round of the Culture Recovery Fund opened on Wednesday January 6th, the deadline is midday on January 28th so do keep this in mind. Dugdale & Millfield will be making an application with joint aims of reconnecting to local audiences and supporting local creatives.

Business Support Grants

Several grant schemes are available to support businesses via Enfield Council which can be applied for online. Whether your business has been forced to close at any point or has been severely impacted by the various Tier restrictions and lockdowns in place since mid-October, please review Enfield Council’s website from early next week for an update. If you need some help, we are keen to support creative businesses; please contact Im Rahman –

London Community Energy Fund

The London Community Energy Fund has been made available by City Hall. The fund is particularly targeted at small organisations with charitable aims operating in London. The deadline for the application is 11th January at 5pm, for more information regarding the size of the grants please email

Make London

Make London, a new fund from the GLA to help communities across London. Make London gives you the opportunity to pitch ideas of any size to fund community-led projects to help your area recover from the Covid-19 crisis. The deadline to pitch your idea to the Mayor of London is 28th January. For smaller projects, the funding can reach up to £5,000, and up to £50,000 for larger projects. More information can be found on Spacehive.

Thriving Communities – Bid In!

Fingers crossed for the consortium of Age UK, Platinum Arts, Broomfield Park, The Wellbeing Co and LBE who have just submitted a bid for creative social prescribing activities for Edmonton. Awards will be made in March but if you’d like to be involved in this collaborative project please do contact

P.S Culture with coffee . . .

Thanks to the Enfield Poets, the Library Green café is serving free poems with takeaway coffee. Do pick up some culture with your caffeine if you’re in Enfield town.

Keep In Touch

Delivering a creative project? Looking for partners, staff, help? News to share? Please let us know and we’ll include the information in the next newsletter.

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