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Holiday closures

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Just a reminder to everyone that The London Community Foundation office will be closed from the 24-28 December, open on the 29th and 30th of December and then closed again until the 4th of January 2016. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season .

by Lana Jakilazek

Leaving a philanthropic legacy

Monday, 30 November 2015

“Andrew Carnegie, the US steel magnate, once declared: ‘A man who dies rich, dies disgracefully.’ True to his belief, he funded more than 2,000 libraries. I don’t have Carnegie’s problem. I don’t have billions to give away. But what is great about The...

by Malcolm Dean

A message from our CEO, Sonal Shah

Monday, 26 October 2015

It is with real sadness, yet excitement for the future that I am writing to let you know that I will be leaving The London Community Foundation in early February 2016 to seek a new challenge. This has been the most wonderful organisation I could have hoped to have worked for and I am incr...

by Sonal Shah

London Marathon 2016

Monday, 26 October 2015

Tash before the race, and after with a well-deserved cocktail
Tash before the race, and after with a well-deserved cocktail

We spoke to Tash Walker, one of our amazing 2015 runners, about her experience of running the marathon with us. 1. How did you find out about The London Community Foundation having marathon places? I found out about the marathon place one evening when reading The Evening...

by Jenny Cobb

The Estate We're In

Monday, 26 October 2015

We are delighted to be working with the London Evening Standard on the next phase of the Dispossessed Fund, launched earlier this month. The programme initially focussed on projects benefitting residents on a specific estate - Angell Town in Brixton: a pilot version of what was to beco...

by Jenny Cobb

Presentation of the 2015 study of the Portuguese-peaking community in Lambeth

Thursday, 15 October 2015

  We will be holding a meeting to present the findings of the study of the Portuguese-speaking community in Lambeth, comissioned in 2015. We would like to invite all those that took part in the research, and organisations or agencies that are working or looking to work with this c...

by Donna Yay

Looking for young Lambeth residents to help make a difference in their community

Monday, 28 September 2015

  The London Community Foundation are looking for two young volunteers (aged 16-25), who are Lambeth residents, to help us to make decisions on grant funding and to advise on future programmes. The Lambeth Community Fund is a grant fund which supports local residents. There are...

by Donna Yay

Affinity Sutton’s mission to get residents online

Friday, 18 September 2015

  Years after the launch of our partnership with Affinity Sutton housing association, we are delighted that Affinity Sutton have set up a new stream of funding that will support their residents to get online. The Digital Communities Fund is an excellent example of how a Donor A...

by Jenny Cobb

Strengthening Communities in Wandsworth

Thursday, 17 September 2015

  The second round of the Wandsworth Community Fund was launched on the 2 nd September, welcoming applications for projects that are working to build a prosperous, vibrant and cohesive local community. Wandsworth Borough Council’s partnership with The London Community Fo...

by Jenny Cobb

The Portuguese-Speaking Community in Lambeth: a Scoping Study July 2015

Thursday, 17 September 2015

  In 2015 The London Community Foundation (LCF) commissioned research into the Portuguese-speaking community in Lambeth, with a view to targeting future grant programmes to support this community. The study took place between April and July 2015 and the report made recommendations...

by Amy Hinrichs

Our work with Peabody

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Participants from Musicus, one of the funded projects
Participants from Musicus, one of the funded projects

Last year, we were delighted to launch the Peabody Community Fund, in partnership with Peabody .  The fund awards grants to constituted community and resident groups working for the benefit of people who live in the areas in which Peabody operates, focusing on activities which...

by Jenny Cobb

Take part in new BBC current affairs programme!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Victoria Derbyshire will host
Victoria Derbyshire will host

We have been contacted by our friends at the BBC who are looking for real people to take part in a new current affairs programme in the run up to the general election. If you are keen to make sure your views on the latest news and current affairs are heard read on below to see how you can...

by Naomi Howgate

Ebony Horse Club hits the headlines

Monday, 23 February 2015

The Pedroscope
The Pedroscope

The London Community Foundation has supported Ebony Horse Club several times over recent years, it is a small but rather ambitious project that raises aspirations and knocks down stereotypes through introducing disadvantaged young people to horses and riding. They work with local schools,...

by Naomi Howgate

January's Ebulletin

Friday, 30 January 2015

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by Jenny Cobb

Make Your Hair Funny for Money

Monday, 26 January 2015

Photo: Alex Lentati/London Evening Standard Read here about the launch of our Comic Relief Campaign 

by Jenny Cobb

Meeting Rooms for Hire

Thursday, 22 January 2015

We are pleased to offer suitably priced, convenient and comfortable meeting rooms for hire.  The meeting rooms are ideal for meetings, training courses and small workshops at affordable prices. Our offices are easily located 5 minutes from Brixton Underground Station and are avail...

by Jenny Cobb

Project awarded the runner-up prize at the DSC's Social Change Awards 2014

Thursday, 01 January 2015

Our project to help people in the Coldharbour area of Lambeth rebuild their local community has won the runner-up prize in a prestigious national award. Building Communities in Coldharbour (BCC) was a finalist in the DSC Social Change Awards, which celebrate individuals and organisati...

by Neil Baker