Community involvement

Learn how we are leaving a positive legacy in the local community

National Grid are committed to working with local communities and have a dedicated community relations team in place who will keep you informed about our works through a number of channels, including:

    • Public information events
    • Project updates by letter or newsletter
    • A dedicated community relations phone number and email
    • Local media
    • Project website.

We held a series of public information events across the proposed tunnel route between April and July 2018, to share information about the project and seek feedback on sites where planning permission was required to build the headhouses. We also recently held information events for our Kings Avenue site, Old Kent Road site (New Cross substation), and Hurst site.

Members of the public were able to find out more about our works and the wider project and gave us some helpful feedback.

We will keep the public updated on the programme of works and residents and stakeholders can also contact our community relations team on:

Working with London schools (CSR)

As part of our ongoing commitment to the communities in which we work, we are partnering with social enterprise, MyKindaFuture, to deliver a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and careers engagement programme with secondary schools across the route. Our activities will give pupils the opportunity to participate in National Grid interactive STEM workshops, and we will also deliver careers fairs and online mentoring for students in years 12 and 13. The scheme will be rolled out from September 2020 to coincide with the new academic year, subject to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. Find out more about our work with MyKindaFuture is available here

Community Grant Programme

Our Community Grant Programme is aimed at community organisations and charities in areas where National Grid is impacting local people through our operations. We fund projects run by charities and community groups that meet local community needs by providing a range of social, economic and environmental benefits. Community organisations and charities are able to apply for up to £20k in funding. For more information, visit the National Grid website here.

For further information or to discuss your ideas please contact 0800 783 2855 or email [email protected].