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Published: Sunday, 10th March 2024

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is set to make a big impact in 2026.

On Monday 11 March at City Hall, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan announced that the borough had beaten competition from across the capital to secure one of three Cultural Impact Awards. 

The £200k award will fund a unique, creative collaboration between the council, local young people and cultural organisations. It will bring them together to imagine positive futures by telling the stories of real, local people from all corners of the borough. 

Councillor Anthony Okereke, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich said: “We're thrilled to receive a Cultural Impact Award.  

“Our residents, partners and community groups know better than anyone that Greenwich has a cultural identity like nowhere else in the capital and we’re thrilled that the Mayor of London recognises this too. We're so grateful for the engagement and support of local people and organisations in helping us create a truly unique bid.  

“Inspired by the stories of the diverse communities who call all corners of Royal Greenwich home, we’ll work with young people and local organisations to imagine positive futures through art and culture. This innovative collaboration will break down barriers and bring people together to celebrate everything creative the borough has to offer. 

“Our exciting Cultural Impact programme will boost our creative economy and provide an even richer cultural offering for local people. We look forward to collaborating with our partners to deliver it, and I can’t wait to show people what we have in store!” 

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