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Waterloo community projects share 57k from London Eye funding pot

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Nine charities and local projects in Waterloo have been awarded nearly £57,000 from a community chest fund linked to the London Eye.

London Eye

Under the terms of the planning permission for the construction of the London Eye, the attraction's owners pay an annual sum to deal with the impact of the wheel's visitors on the neighbouring area.

Surplus funds are distributed to local community groups in Bishop's ward through WaCoCo, the Waterloo Community Coalition.

This is the sixth time that the awards have been made since the London Eye opened in 2000 and, since then, hundreds of thousands of pounds have been given to dozens of organisations..

The latest round of grants was announced in December. The nine recipients are:

Friends of Archbishop's Park
• Coin Street Neighbourhood Trust
• Friends of Jubilee Gardens
• The Garden Museum
Oasis Farm Waterloo
Roots & Shoots
• South Bank & Waterloo Neighbours
Waterloo Community Development Group
• Waterloo Sports & Football Club

Details of the funded projects are available on the WaCoCo website.

• The London Eye will be closed from 11 to 22 January for its annual winter maintenance programme.

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