What We Do


Central London Forward (CLF) is a partnership of the 12 central London local authorities. We work together with our member authorities and with other stakeholders to support inclusive and sustainable growth in central London; so that our economy thrives, and our residents benefit from the opportunities this creates.

CLF has four main areas of work:

  • We support coordination and collaboration across the sub-region, 
  • We conduct and commission research and we share best practice, 
  • We provide a collective voice for central London and help shape policy development, 
  • We manage and deliver employment and skills programmes to help residents into decent work.

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CLF Recovery Plan 2021-22


Connecting Communities is a GLA/ESF funded contract to support residents across 12 London boroughs into training and sustainable work. It is a 15 month programme aimed at building confidence and skills so that our local residents are prepared and able to access opportunities in the local economy.

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Digital Connectivity

Central London’s communities and business are facing a period of unprecedented challenge and change due to the impact of COVID-19. Access to world-class digital infrastructure has never been more important, and will be key to the capital’s economic and social recovery.

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JETS (Job Entry Targeted Support)

The central London JETS (Job Entry Targeted Support) programme went live on the 19th October 2020. Our delivery partner, Ingeus will support central London residents who are unemployed due to the impact of COVID-19 to return to work. 

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Central London Works

Launched in March 2018, Central London Works is an employment programme designed to support CLF residents overcome their employment barriers and move into stable, well-paid work.

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Working Capital

The Working Capital programme ended on the 31st October 2020. Working Capital was a multi-million pound pilot programme aimed at helping people with long-term health conditions back into work.

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Construction Careers

The Construction Careers pilot project ended in October 2020. For 2 years, we supported over 700 residents from across the 8 participating Local Authorities on their journey into finding a new career within the construction industry.

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