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What is the London Borough of Culture?


The Royal Borough of Greenwich is in the running to become London Borough of Culture  

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has submitted a bid to become the next London Borough of Culture (LBoC). 

The LBoC award offers the winning borough £1.35million of GLA funding to run a year-long programme of cultural events. 

The Council's proposed programme is based on the stories of more than 1,000 residents and the participation of many thousands more. It will be delivered by organisations, artists, young people, famous faces, volunteers and stakeholders who push the boundaries of arts, culture and technology to deliver new and exciting opportunities.  

The programme also focusses on levelling up the disparity between the east and west of Royal Greenwich and celebrates the industrial and working class heritage of the borough. 

The London Borough of Culture initiative is part of the Mayor of London’s plans to support the arts in the capital. 

As well as the title award, there are also three Cultural Impact Awards up for grabs. These will be in the region of £200,000 for individual projects that take place between 2025 and 2027. The successful boroughs are expected to be announced in March 2024. 

More details on how to get involved will be released if we are successful. To be the first to receive updates, sign up to the council’s email newsletter, at, follow us on social media or look out for your fortnightly copy of Greenwich Info coming through your door. 

Find out more about the London Borough of Culture