The London Community Foundation’s first ever annual review was published for 2016/17 and celebrates the incredible work taking place at a grassroots level across London.
We awarded over £5m in nearly 1,000 grants to community projects across the capital in 2016/17. During the same period, we heard back from groups we support about the impressive impact they’re making.
Some of our key highlights include:
- Working with the Deptford Challenge Trust, we delivered a three-year commitment to homeless charity Deptford Reach. Together, we've helped 53 homeless people rent a place of their own and 62 others find emergency shelter.
- Working with Prudential, and the Work, Skills and Independence Group, we supported 60 young adults with mental health issues, helping them gain qualifications through a 12-month training course. 15 have already found jobs with companies like Costa, DPD and Eddie Stobart.
- 2,367 young people took part in projects diverting them away from anti-social behaviour.
- Almost 20,000 people connected or reconnected with social networks or support groups through a project.
- Over 200,000 hours were spent volunteering with nearly 2,000 people engaging in regular volunteering for the first time.
We hope you find the impact and stories presented in our review inspiring. Click here to take a journey through London.