Royal Docks Trust (London) was established
and registered as a charity in March 1995. It works to
provide community benefits to the Docklands part of Newham
between the A13 and the River Thames.
The Trust is structured
to ensure its Board is representative of local businesses,
community organisations and residents as well as members
appointed by Newham Council.
Programmes: The Trust uses the income from its
core £2,700,000 endowment to run each winter a community
grants programme in partnership wi th Newham Council.
Minor grants, up to £1500, are available all the
year round. The grants programme is administered
by Newham Council who provide a quarter of the cost of
the grants each year.
The Trust also has the income earned on funds left with
the Trust by the former London Docklands Development Corporation
(LDDC) to implement some of their unfulfilled social projects
and also from the community lands where the LDDC left
the freehold interest wih the Trust when it was wound
up in 1998. The Trust uses these unrestricted funds for
a variety of local ventures, often in pertnership with
the future: The ongoing regeneration of Newham's
Docklands presents many opportunities for the Trust, and
for those who are working with it, to ensure that local
communities contribute to the ongoing regeneration of
the area and benefit from it. Again the keynote will be
partnership with Newham Council and other local agancies,
as well as developers.