Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) and Ealing Council are excited to launch the Open Call for Ideas for the Acton and Park Royal Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ).

The Acton and Park Royal Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) Launch was held last month on the 23rd September. It was fantastic to see so many people celebrate the vibrant creative community and join in the programme of events over the Park Royal Design District London Design Festival weekend of activity.

You can view a few of the images from the event here.

The aim of the Open Call for Ideas is to support the creative industry in the area and enable the wider community to access opportunities across the creative sector.

Developed in partnership with Ealing Council, over £100,000 of funding will be made available to support the most creative and innovative ideas.

The CEZ funding could be used for a range of projects including training, upskilling, events, creative activity, promoting the industry, business support, creating new space or meeting particular challenges identified in the creative sector. The funding can be used to support a completely new idea or an expansion of an existing project.

The Open Call for Ideas is looking to support projects that can hit the ground running and deliver immediate impact to the community – with successful projects expected to start in February 2023.

To apply for the fund, interested applicants need to a be public, private, or third-sector organisation or a formally registered corporate body who will work closely with the local community and businesses.

Please email info@opdc.london.gov.uk for further updates or to submit an application for the Open Call for Ideas and to find out more, please click here. Applications will close on Friday 18th November at 5pm.

About Creative Enterprise Zones

As announced, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) and Ealing Council have launched an Open Call for Ideas for the Acton and Park Royal CEZ. Together, we will be providing more than £100,000 of funding towards the best ideas which support the creative industry and access of opportunity in the creative sector.

Ideas should respond to one of the following four challenges:
1. Creating Space
2. Developing Skills
3. Promoting Place
4. CEZ Network Platform

Funding can be used to support a completely new idea or an expansion of an existing project. All the details you need to know are within the CEZ Open Call Prospectus, and ideas should be submitted using the simple online form, both available here: https://consult.opdc.london.gov.uk/cez-open-call