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Surviving Winter reaches Parliament

Friday, 07 December 2012

We brought Surviving Winter to Parliament on Monday with a hugely successful event at the House of Commons. Several Members of Parliament and Lords, along with Steven Hammersley, CEO of The Community Foundations Network and Dr Ros Altmann, director general of Saga Magazine, helped raise a...

by Asma Rafiq

Surviving Winter Has Officially Launched

Thursday, 15 November 2012

The week marks the London launch of Surviving Winter 2012-2013.  The London Community Foundation is working with Community Foundations across the UK. Together we are encouraging people to donate in order to help older and vulnerable people experiencing fuel poverty. Donations will...

by Asma Rafiq

London Conference 2012: Jobs, growth and urban renewal after the Olympics

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

London Conference 2012 Presented by Centre for London and IPPR. 27 November 8.30am – 5.30pm Southbank Centre, London SE1 This year’s London Conference - a ‘davos for London’ - is where the key challenges for jobs, growth and urban renewal...

by Anna Horsley

Coldharbour Communities: First grants awarded

Monday, 22 October 2012

We are honoured to have selected the first 7 beneficiaries for grants from our ColdHarbour Communities fund. Local residents were able to apply for up to £5000 and our highest grant allocation was just under £4,500. We are so excited that the first round of grant-making is wel...

by Asma Rafiq

New team members

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

We are so pleased to announce that we have expanded our Development Team by 4 members over the past few months: 2 Development Officers (myself and Richard Lemmer), a Development and Communications Manager (Amy Hinrichs) and a Development Director (Lucinda Shaw). With the growth of LCF ...

by Asma Rafiq

Lambeth Giving Fund Launch

Friday, 05 October 2012

Lambeth Giving launch
Lambeth Giving launch

We were delighted to have Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, officially launch new initiative, the Lambeth Giving Fund yesterday at Lambeth Palace. Lambeth Giving Fund is a new and simple way to support the work of dedicated and inspiring local charities and community project...

by Asma Rafiq

Let's do it for London!

Friday, 14 September 2012

Virgin London Marathon 2012
Virgin London Marathon 2012

Good Morning Londoners! We have just a few places left for the Virgin London Marathon 2013. This year, a phenomenal £52.8 million was raised  by the charities participating in the marathon, it was entered in to the Guinness World Records book for the highest single charity ...

by Asma Rafiq

500 for London: relaunch

Friday, 07 September 2012

Great news: we are in the process of relaunching our 500 for London campaign! After the overwhelming response we recieved last year, The London Community Foundation is once more seeking 500 people to give just £500 each to help build a long-term, sustainable fund for ...

by Asma Rafiq

We facebook and Tweet!

Friday, 31 August 2012

The London Community Foundation is active on both  Facebook and Twitter . We update all our latest news straight on to our social media pages so like/follow us for instant updates. Have a lovely weekend!

by Asma Rafiq

Virgin London Marathon 2013

Monday, 20 August 2012

Hi everyone! We are currently recruiting runners for next year's Virgin London Marathon! This is a fantastic opportunity for those who love running and London to raise vital funds for The London Community Foundation. For a quick look at the types of amazing organisations and ind...

by Asma Rafiq

Fredericks Foundation: Client Manager position

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

  The London Community Foundation is working in partnership with Fredericks Foundation to establish a microfinance operation in London. Fredericks is looking for a London based Client Manager to assess business loan applications and to promote the service to the underserved commun...

by Anna Horsley

LVSC: Big Squeeze Survey

Wednesday, 06 June 2012

This is the fourth year of LVSC's annual Big Squeeze survey, which looks at the impact of the recession and public spending cuts on London's voluntary and community sector (VCS) and the people who use their services. Please complete the new survey now to help see what's happened ov...

by Anna Horsley

We Love London: Update

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Following the London riots in August last year, we launched a riot response fund to help the individuals and businesses which had been worst affected. The appeal was called ' We Love London ', and together with the help of individuals, businesses and companies from across the city we rais...

by Anna Horsley

Launch of Fredericks London

Friday, 04 May 2012

Janet, founder and Director of Janet Edwards London
Janet, founder and Director of Janet Edwards London

Fredericks Foundation and The London Community Foundation have come together to start a new lending ‘Hub’ for London. Loans of up to £5,000 will be available for disadvantaged Londoners who cannot access regular bank loans, to start businesses which will lift them out ...

by Alex Czerniewska

500 for London: The first year

Monday, 23 April 2012

  LCF has published a report on 500 for London, the first year. 500 for London is a new, simple way to support London's communities. We are looking for 500 business or individuals to donate £500/£42 a month/£1.37 a day to help tackle three areas of pressing ne...

by Anna Horsley

£20 million match challenge announced at the official LCF launch

Thursday, 08 March 2012

Francis Salway, new Chair of LCF
Francis Salway, new Chair of LCF

We were delighted to welcome Francis Salway, retiring CEO of Land Securities as Chair Elect of The London Community Foundation (LCF) as we launched officially at City Hall with the announcement of a £20 million match challenge for London. “I am delighted to be joining LCF.&...

by Anna Horsley

Localgiving £ for £ Match Challenge!

Thursday, 01 March 2012

£375,000 Bonus for London Charities and Community Groups The race is on to give away £375,000 in match funding to local charities and community groups.  From 1 st March, any donation made through Localgiving.com, the national website dedicated to supporting small,...

by Anna Horsley

LCF - tell us what you think!

Monday, 02 January 2012

Following the name change from The Capital Community Foundation (CCF) to the London Community Foundation (LCF), we would like to share a couple of the responses which we have had so far to the news. Please do get in touch if you would like to share your thoughts on the new London Communti...

by Anna Horsley