Gasworks Dock Partnership (Cody Dock)
Cody Dock is a small community charity that has opened up a large swathe of the River Lea for community use, conservation and the creative industries. Based on an abandoned two-acre patch of post-industrial wasteland on Thames Water’s estate, Cody Dock convened hundreds of volunteers on a clean-up operation valued at £2 million, which eventually led to its acquisition of the site. The dock has become a hub for the local community, and wild species are returning to the waterway. The Fore funded Cody Dock to enable it to instigate its ‘5-year masterplan’, continuing the development of the site, with new features such as a café, event spaces, river boat hire, school projects and apprenticeship opportunities. This will put the organisation on the path to becoming financially self-sufficient and scaling its activities.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2019 Spring
Sector: Economic development and employability, Arts and culture, Environment