The Common Room: Developing the Programme

We are delighted to announce that Roman Road Trust has been awarded a grant from the Connecting People & Places fund delivered by Foundation for FutureLondon to help develop the first wave of programming for the Common Room.

Roman Road Trust has recently raised over £80,000 through Crowdfund London to transform the deteriorating Common Room into a fully functional learning facility. The funds raised from the crowdfund campaign will go directly towards the materials and construction of the Common Room.

The funds from the Connecting People & Places grant will allow us to run listening sessions, market stalls, and taster workshops whilst the space is being built. This will help to ensure the programmes offered in Common Room will be suited to the needs of our vibrant community.

The first of these sessions took place in September 2020 where Roman Road Trust met virtually with local community stakeholders.

Further listening sessions, market stalls, and workshops are scheduled to take place regularly until August 2021 (Covid-19 permitting.) Keep an eye on your inbox and across social media for upcoming sessions. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Roman Road Trust is looking for volunteers to help out during listening sessions and market stalls. If you are interested in volunteering, please email:

Foundation for FutureLondon is part of the East Bank partnership which connects local communities to the culture and educational developments that are being built on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. The Connecting People & Places Fund is co-funded by Foundation for Future London and City of London. You can read more about our grant from Foundation for FutureLondon HERE.

2 Responses

  1. Richard Palmer

    Could the new venue hold mindfulness group sessions, a community film club, a place where the monthly group for autistic adults can meet run by the ELFTHC Trust? When circumstances allow.

    • Rosie Vincent

      Hi Richard, thanks for your comment. This sounds ideal for The Common Room! Please do speak to us at one of our upcoming market stalls. We will be sending details of where and when these will take place soon. Keep an eye on your inbox! You can sign up to our newsletter here.

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