How to apply

A New Direction is currently inviting applications through Challenge London to support developing Local Cultural Education Partnerships (LCEPs) in London

Update April 2020: Please note in light of the impacts of Covid-19 we have amended the timeline for our upcoming Challenge London investment. New deadlines and programme dates are now included below and in the following pages.


A New Direction is excited to support the strategic work of Local Cultural Education Partnerships (LCEPs) through Challenge London. In a time of growth and change, we believe there are significant opportunities presented by strategic collaboration between institutions and systems to offer the best experience for children and young people across the city.

Initiatives might include the development of new local delivery models that share resources, knowledge and expertise between organisations; strategic collaborations that enable new progression routes for young Londoners; or initiatives that shape policy and practice to support high quality cultural and creative opportunities for all children and young people.

We hope to make around five new investments in this round, and are soliciting bids based on our knowledge of LCEPs developing in London. If you are part of a partnership programme eligible for Challenge London investment, and would like to request application documents including full guidance notes, please complete the Expression of Interest Form below.

Challenge London – Expression of Interest









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