Cross River Partnership
Project development and interim support
From 2007 to 2015 Aurora provided this central London regeneration partnership with EU funding support. This included training and capacity building CRP project staff, project development and preparation of a number of successful bids for EU funding – including Supply Cross River through London ERDF and Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe (EVUE) through URBACT II.
When the former was approved Aurora supported the partnership in contract negotiations with the London Development Agency and helped them to be the first project to sign their ERDF contract in London. Subsequently we have worked with the partnership to establish robust staffing, contracting, communications, partnership and monitoring systems which adhere to ERDF. More recently Aurora has supported the development of a succession strategy for Supply Cross River which included a successful application for ERDF in London during 2012. Alison is now supporting the kick off phase of the new project – Central London Supply Chains.
During spring 2010, Aurora provided interim project management support to a second London ERDF project, Environmental Performance for Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), which CRP has been successful in gaining funding for. The project focuses on providing environmental support to BIDs in central London.
During 2015, as part of her role in the URBACT Markets project, Alison advised Cross River Partnership on EU funding opportunities to support London’s covered and street markets.
Aurora have provided a fantastic service, which has resulted in a very good start for our project!
Maku Obuobi, Programme Manager, Cross River Partnership
“We have found Aurora to be exceptional amongst consultancies. They hit the ground running, meet every deadline and produce high quality work. Their political awareness and sensitivity towards all our stakeholders inspires total confidence and it’s always great having them on board.”
Susannah Wilks, Regeneration Strategist, Cross River Partnership.