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Capacity Building & Training Support in Lewisham

Monday, 24 November 2014

  Voluntary Action Lewisham are offering training and support to groups in November and December 2014. If you are thinking of applying to the Deptford Challenge Trust Strategic Fund, these courses will help you to apply. Community Accountancy free advice surgery  will be ...

by Donna Yay

The Mott Foundation launches site to celebrate 100 years of Community Foundations

Friday, 14 November 2014

Mott celebrates 100 years of community foundations by sharing what they’ve taught us To mark the centennial of the first community foundation, the Mott Foundation has launched a great new microsite to share what they have learnt through 35 years of supporting the field. ...

by Jenny Cobb

Penny for London Launched!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Penny for London   was launched on 29th October 2014 and as a revolutionary way of enabling people to support the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund as part of their everyday routine. Under the scheme, commuters register their contactless debit or credit card on a  special webs...

by Naomi Howgate

Feature in Money Marketing: Does charity begin at donor-advised funds?

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

  This week The London Community Foundation is featured in an article on Money Marketing's website, explaining the benefits of donor-advised funds: click here  to read the full article.

by Jenny Cobb

London United

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The London Evening Standard has launched London United to harness football’s power as an agent for social change by funding the training of football coaches in the community. 18 grassroots charities that use football as a hook to tackle social change have been chosen to pa...

by Amy Hinrichs

Campaign highlights matched funding countdown

Friday, 12 September 2014

  We’ve launched a new campaign to encourage more people to donate money through endowment funds. Endowment giving is a great way to help communities across London as the Government adds 50p to every £1 we get from a supporter. But the guarantee to match funding for...

by Amy Hinrichs

Helping People in Elephant and Castle

Friday, 12 September 2014

Eight local groups will receive over £28,000 in new awards from our Elephant & Castle Community Fund. The projects we’re backing include one that supports Latin American people with disabilities, a community garden and a dance workshop. Lend Lease, in partnership wit...

by Amy Hinrichs

£49bn could be donated annually by businesses

Tuesday, 03 June 2014

After the Rich List in the Sunday Times, and the Happy List in the Independent on Sunday, UKCF have announced the Enrich List, a tribute to the 900 successful UK-based businesses that give through community foundations to support local causes. They  have calculated that £49 bil...

by Lauren Harding

Calling all groups using football to tackle social change!

Thursday, 08 May 2014

  Do you use football to tackle social change in your community? Do you work with young people from challenging backgrounds, including young people not in education employment or training, or with long term unemployed people (i.e. not in work for over 12 months) using football?...

by Amy Hinrichs

MP for Tooting, Sadiq Khan announces he is to run the extra mile for the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund

Monday, 10 March 2014

Sadiq Khan on the track with children from Klevis Kola
Sadiq Khan on the track with children from Klevis Kola

Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary and London Minister, Sadiq Khan MP, will be joining over 35,000 other runners, including The London Community Foundation’s 30 strong team, to run the 2014 London Marathon on April 13th. This will be the first time he has attempted the 26.2 mil...

by Lauren Harding

Dalston Bridge - Donating the Dalston Way

Thursday, 13 February 2014

We're proud to announce the launch of Dalston Bridge, an innovative charitable fund managed by us, which aims to make change in Dalston a force for good. Dalston is one of London’s most creative, exciting neighbourhoods and home to one of London’s hottest property markets. ...

by Lauren Harding

Fund Workshop for Deptford Small Grants Fund - Thursday 6th February

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Deptford Challenge Trust Small Grants Fund 2014 If you are a Deptford or Lewisham-based voluntary group, charity, not-for-profit organisation or social enterprise and are looking for funding to do a project within the Deptford community, please come along to this workshop to...

by Lauren Harding

CitiCabForTheDay Challenge

Monday, 20 January 2014

Citi have 6 branded cabs in London from now until early February. They want to offer charitable projects the use of these cabs to enable you to carry out the good work that you do! If you have an idea for a trip or visit for your group, then this is the perfect opportunity to make it happ...

by Lauren Harding

The London Community Foundation's former Chairman awarded CBE in New Year Honours

Thursday, 09 January 2014

All of us at The London Community Foundation would like to congratulate Michael Brophy, our former Chairman, who has been appointed a CBE in the Queen's New Year Honours. Michael was our Chair and played a huge part in consolidating Community Foundations in London to form what is now T...

by Lauren Harding

Community Foundations Celebrate 100 Years!

Monday, 06 January 2014

Frederick H. Goff, creator of the world's first community foundation
Frederick H. Goff, creator of the world's first community foundation

2014 marks the 100 year anniversary since lawyer and banker Frederick H. Goff established the first community foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. His vision was to pool the charitable resources of the city’s philanthropists into a single, great and permanent endowment for the benefit of ...

by Lauren Harding