Celebrate ARCH DAY on Saturday, 8 July 2023

We will celebrate ARCH DAY 2023 on Saturday, 8 July, a day of community events to bring attention to the businesses in the arches estate. ARCH DAY is the culmination of our #loveyourlocalarches campaign, which will run for a month beforehand.

We are inviting all of our customers to host community events and activities. As in previous years, The Arch Company will run a match-funding grant scheme with community action charity Groundwork to help fund the most creative events.

In 2022, 25 customers were involved in celebrating the arch community. We match-funded activities in spaces across England and Wales, and hosted a flagship festival in Forest Gate’s Avenue Road Arches. This year, we’re encouraging customers to group together where possible, under the theme “community”. We hope this will offer even more encouragement to your local community to come  down on the day and support arch-based businesses.

The more independent businesses that take part in ARCH DAY on Saturday, 8 July, the more success we’ll have in highlighting our unique community!

About match-funding:

Anyone who runs a business or charity from within one of The Arch Company’s properties is able to apply, provided you are adhering to the terms of your lease. Funding can range from £100 – £1,500 depending on the activity and positive impact it will result in. Businesses can work together to pool this funding, up to a maximum of £7,500. Our grants match what you raise, and will be judged by Groundwork London against the aims and ambitions set out in our Prospectus. Please find the Prospectus below.

How do I apply?

Please apply via the Application Form here.

Groundwork London will also be hosting an application workshop on Monday, 13 March, at 2pm. In this session, Groundwork London will provide guidance and training on planning your events, writing your applications, and submitting your applications using their online application portal. Please register for the event here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kd–oqDstGdz5aufIS2TqzFh0jEQCqJHL

When is the deadline?

The deadline for submitting your application form has been extended to midday Tuesday, 28 March.

For more information about the #loveyourlocalarches campaign, please email us at marketing@thearchco.com, or follow our #loveyourlocalarches and #ARCHDAY2023 hashtags on Twitter @thearchcompany or Instagram @the_archcompany.