Dalston 4 London project
The Dalston4London project was an outreach project of Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC. The funding for the project was provided by the LDA, and ended in March 2010. These pages are a legacy of the project, but some ongoing work is being continued by HCD so please contact us if you came to these pages looking for help with your business.
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what is dalston4london?
The Dalston4London project aims to help establish Dalston as a vibrant and inclusive place where new and existing small businesses and social enterprises can flourish and where the local community and visitors can find a wide variety of attractive products/ services, typical of the area's immense diversity. Our brief also includes an enabling role in creating and nurturing new, small and black and ethnic minority business, helping them with advice on funding, premises, marketing and promotion, growth and change. Our key remit is to create a web of businesses that can take full advantage of the opportunities coming to the area due to our proximity to the site for the 2012 London Olympic Games, both individually and collectively.
D4L is a project created by Hackney Co-operative Developments (HCD) and supported by the London Development Agency. Established in 1982 as a not-for-profit, community benefit company HCD has specialised in business support, customised training, premises provision and creating suitable environments for small businesses, community groups and voluntary organisations in Hackney. Its priority target groups are black and ethnic minority individuals and organisations, female entrepreneurs, youth, co-operatives, and green and ethical businesses.
HCD's basic approach is community based. Our staff work with local people and their communities exploring ideas and opportunities jointly with them, establishing viable ways for their aspirations to be fulfilled. It is an organisation that is guided by the values and aims of the Co-operative movement.
Click here for the Hackney Co-operative Developments (HCD) web site
Click here for the Gillett Square web site