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Holiday closures

Friday, 23 December 2016

Just a reminder to everyone that The London Community Foundation office will be closed from 1pm on 23rd December and will be opening on the 3rd of January. Hope you all have a  wonderful holiday season !

by Lana Jakilazek

D & D London supports Food for London

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

We're thrilled to announce that D & D London has joined Food for London, the new Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund campaign tackling food waste and hunger in the capital. Highlighting the disconnect between the prevalent food poverty that exists in London and the tonnes of surplus fo...

by Lana Jakilazek

Tender Opportunity - Capacity Building in Lambeth

Friday, 28 October 2016

  The London Community Foundation (LCF) will be offering a two-year capacity building programme as part of the Lambeth Community Fund. We are looking for a provider or consultant to deliver the programme, which will include training, events and tailored, 121 support. Under the ...

by Donna Yay

We're now a Living Wage Friendly Funder!

Friday, 28 October 2016

The London Community Foundation is now a Living Wage Friendly Funder. This scheme, run by the Living Wage Foundation means that The London Community Foundation will actively encourage and support applications from organisations willing to pay staff the Living Wage (currently £9.40 i...

by Admin

Food for London - open funding round!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

We are delighted to announce the next open round of funding through the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund will focus on   groups and charities who are using creative ways to repurpose surplus food or provide solutions to address hunger and food waste in London. Food for L...

by Admin

Food for London

Friday, 23 September 2016

We are pleased to announce Food for London - the new Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund campaign highlighting the disconnect between the prevalent food poverty that exists in London and the tonnes of surplus food that is thrown away or fed to animals.  THE CAMPAIGN: FOOD FOR LO...

by Admin

Minister Rob Wilson MP celebrates Volunteers’ Week

Thursday, 16 June 2016

As part of Volunteers’ Week, which celebrates the contribution made by volunteers across the UK, we were pleased to accompany the Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, to the Furzedown Project, a project funded by The London Community Foundation. The Furzedown Project was estab...

by Admin

Looking for community representatives to help make a big difference in London

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

  We are looking for two experienced community representatives to join the Sport Relief Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund (ESDF) Grants Panel as Community Panel Members and help represent the views of the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in London.  The panel will be hel...

by Tania Skae

Lambeth Community Fund - a review of grantmaking 2013-15

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

  We are pleased to present this external evaluation conducted in March 2016 by consultant Will Steadman. It reviews the impact of the Lambeth Community Fund 2013-15 in order to inform future grantmaking strategy for 2016 and beyond. Lambeth Community Fund Evaluation Report Ma...

by Donna Yay

Our Catalysts create change

Monday, 04 April 2016

Rosanna Machado, trustee
Rosanna Machado, trustee

A key purpose of The London Community Foundation is to increase the amount of giving in London for London. But we can only do that with the support of our Catalysts – those who give to our Catalyst Fund, where donations fund our efforts to raise more money for communities throughout...

by Lana Jakilazek

'I see no reason not to help'

Sunday, 28 February 2016

David Kogan opened a Donor Advised Fund, the Reel Fund, with The London Community Foundation in 2012, initiating a switch in his focus from funding large charities to smaller charities. Prioritising groups working with young people and based in Camden, he concentrates on providing unre...

by Lana Jakilazek

Give London launches!

Thursday, 04 February 2016

We are delighted to announce the launch of 'Give London' - a brand new initiative that enables all Londoners to support others in their city. Whether it's £5 a month, £500 one off, £5,000 or more, Give London donors will be supporting a wide variety of small charities an...

by Lana Jakilazek

Donor Advised Funds: A Family Affair

Thursday, 04 February 2016

Betty, a Furzedown Project beneficiary, enjoying an activity
Betty, a Furzedown Project beneficiary, enjoying an activity

Community Foundations across the UK work with a vast range of donors through Donor Advised Funds. Rather like your own charitable trust, the Donor Advised Fund allows individuals, families and companies a simple and tailored way of making a difference to an area that interests them. On...

by Lana Jakilazek

Announcing our new CEO

Thursday, 14 January 2016

As Chair of The London Community Foundation, I am delighted to announce the name of our new Chief Executive, Russell Delew, who will join our team on March 21st 2016. Sonal Shah, our present CEO will remain with us until February 3rd and Victoria Warne, our Deputy CEO/Director of Progr...

by Francis Salway