Spotlight: The Mayor’s Crowdfunding Programme

In our Spotlight series, we cover innovations in regeneration, community engagement, ways of working and more being undertaken by Future of London members. This Spotlight is focused on the Mayor’s Crowdfunding Programme, an initiative managed through the GLA to provide funding to community projects. Background Established in early 2015, the … [Read more...]

Devolution and Localism in London – What next?

Barely a week from the General Election, and as we digest the flurry of policy announcements from all sides, it’s worth reflecting on the localism agenda, one of the big reforms in the first half of the current coalition’s term. In 2012, Future of London published Localism in London, based on a survey of local authority officers and other … [Read more...]

Queen’s Park Community Council: Localism in action

Westminster embraces Localism in Queen’s Park, establishing London’s first parish council. In May 2014, residents of Queen’s Park in North Westminster secured their place in the history books by voting in inner London’s first ever parish council. At the inaugural meeting of Queen’s Park Community Council, on June 5th, the 12 new councillors were … [Read more...]