Please note: This grant programme closed for applications on 1 June 2021

Arch Day 2021 Match-Fund

Arch Day 2021 is coming. If you are a tenant of The Arch Company, apply for a match-funding grant now so you can get involved and showcase your unique business, boost the community and enjoy a fun day of promoting and getting to know each other.

Arch Day 2021 is taking place on Saturday, 3 July and is the culmination of the #loveyourlocalarches campaign running throughout June.  It will celebrate the important contribution made by you, tenants of The Arch Company, within your local communities and encourage people to shop locally and support your small independent businesses.

The Arch Company are providing match-funding grants to their tenants to run activities and offers on Arch Day 2021. Arch Day 2021 will help you to:

  • Attract new customers
  • Support the local community
  • Entertain and explain your services for greater business awareness
Who can apply?

Anyone that runs a business operating from properties across The Arch Company in England and Wales. Individual business owners and groups of owners are encouraged to sign up. To make sure everyone can come along, only one project or event per area.

How much can I apply for?

The levels of grant funding that you can apply for is between £100 – £2,500.

Grants can be used to match-fund activities on Arch Day 2021. Please clearly explain how you will use the funding and what you hope to achieve.

What is the match-funding requirement for this programme?

The grants match what you’ve already raised. For example, if you apply for £500, you must have secured £500 to promote your business on Arch Day 2021 already. You can secure this via any means.

What can I do with the funding?

Absolutely anything additional to your usual activity that fires your creativity. We realise that every business owner beneath the arches has a unique service, so reflect your passion in your projects.

We’d like you to use your funding wisely and considerately. You’re welcome to use it to fund extra staff working on your project or event and the costs of additional activities related to Arch Day 2021 that you wouldn’t normally incur.

Please note, the fund will not cover overhead costs.

Take a look at the prospectus for some example ideas for your project.

Deadline to apply

The deadline to submit an application is midday, Tuesday 1st June 2021.

We will let all applicants know if their bids for funding have been successful by Monday 21st June 2021. If your application is unsuccessful, we will provide you with feedback and support you with resources so that you can consider other ways to fund your activities.

How to apply

Please carefully read through the prospectus before applying.

Arch Day 2021 Match-Fund Prospectus

Read through our Application Guidance to give you an idea of what the application looks like and how you might answer the questions.

Arch Day 2021 Match Fund Application Guidance

Click on ‘Apply Now’ which will take you to our survey to check that you are eligible to apply. Once you have completed the survey you will be taken to our Grants Portal where you must create an account to start your application.

Apply Now

If you have any questions or would like any support with your application please contact Ma’ayan Cohen or Hannah Standen at

Groundwork London is administering the grant on behalf of The Arch Company