Boost for London culture

On the eve of the announcement of the successful London Borough of Culture, Mayor Sadiq Khan has committed £1m of extra funding to widen the activity supported through the scheme.

An extra £500,000 will be split evenly amongst the two winning boroughs – ringfenced for projects that get more young people from different backgrounds involved in culture

£250,000 will boost funds available to up to six landmark projects submitted by bidding boroughs

A further £250,000 will fund a new Mayoral creative entrepreneurs programme, supporting the next generation of culture leaders by investing in young people in the two winning boroughs

The London Borough of Culture award offers more than £1million of funding to the winning boroughs to stage a programme of world-class cultural events and initiatives, and to develop a plan to make culture an integral part of the boroughs’ future.