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Tree Shepherd

Empowering Black-owned businesses, particularly those led by women, to be involved with local regeneration projects.

Funding snapshot

Programme area:
Racial justice
Length of grant:

The challenge

Regeneration projects are taking place across London. But often, Black and minoritised communities are locked out of the benefits and wealth that regeneration brings to an area. Instead, rising costs mean that Black and minoritised communities are often displaced from areas experiencing regeneration.

The project

Tree Shepherd supports Black and minoritised business-owners across London. It does this by collaborating with developers, councils, and other stakeholders to ensure Black and minoritised communities are involved in regeneration projects.

We're funding the team to engage with Black-owned businesses, particulary those led by women, in areas affected by regeneration.

Work will include workshops, monthly business community consultations and the creation of representative groups to ensure Black and minoritised communities have a say in local planning and procurement decisions.

Working with Trust for London is going to enable us to carry out some much-needed training and support to help level the playing field. Let’s get cracking.

Sandra Ferguson, CEO of Tree Shepherd