National Grid takes pride in helping to improve the lives of people living near to our projects. We know that our work has an impact on the communities in which we operate and we also appreciate that whether our work is a major project or minor repairs, it is always important to you.
The London Power Tunnels project is no different. Since 2011, we have been involved with local communities across the capital in a variety of ways, including through volunteering, donating and educating.
Some of the people we have worked with
Through our long-term partnership with youth charity City Year UK, we have sought to inspire the next generation of engineers and encourage thousands of children’s interests in STEM subjects through school visits and interactive educational sessions.
Alongside the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, National Grid helped to deliver sport and physical activity projects to the community, providing £75,000 of funding to three local groups in Haringey.
We teamed up with Daubeney Fields Forever, a collection of local community groups in Hackney, to help transform a disused car park into a pocket-sized park.
During the summer months, National Grid teams up with the National Citizen Service (NCS) with The Challenge programme in Ealing. As part of the programme, which looks to connect and inspire people to strengthen their communities, National Grid hosts various groups of 15-17 year-olds at their London Power Tunnels headquarters in Willesden, providing a tour of the site and a careers talk from the senior project managers. The National Grid team also provide feedback to groups of young people on their campaign ideas to promote social cohesion in their local communities.