Funding awarded for Camden Canal Project in King’s Cross

News – Friday, August 7th, 2020

Camden Council has been awarded £65,500 from the GLA’s Good Growth Fund for the ‘Camden Low Emission Waterway’ project to help tackle air pollution.

The project will see electric charge points installed along the canal tow-path, providing clean power for canal boaters at visitor moorings in the King’s Cross area. This will help to improve air quality and protect public health by reducing harmful emissions produced by diesel engines and generators.

The necessity to reduce pollution along the canal was identified in the Camden Clean Air Action Plan

The project is due to start in September and the charging points will be operational by December 2021.

Businesses using the canal or operating alongside it can contact us for more information on how to get involved: camdencca@camden.gov.uk

The Good Growth Fund

The Good Growth Fund is Mayor Sadiq Khan’s £70 million regeneration programme to support growth and community development in London.

Working with the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), the fund supports innovative, best practice regeneration activities, that enable:

  • Londoners to actively participate in their local community and have a say in how their city is shaped
  • Delivery of co-ordinated place-based strategies that welcome growth in a way that works with the physical character of London’s many places
  • Diverse and accessible local economies – from our high streets and town centres to industrial areas – to realise their full potential and making London a place of opportunity for all

Find out more about the Good Growth Fund here.