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Update on funds allocated: Grenfell Tower

Friday, 18 August 2017

  It may be helpful to give some further information about how the charitable donations to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund (ESDF) have been distributed to victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. It was announced this week that a further £13,000 per family was being dis...

by Admin

Red Nose Day grants awarded

Friday, 18 August 2017

  We are delighted to announce that 69 small charities tackling poverty and inequality across London have been awarded just over £1 million in grants from the Red Nose Day - Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund. Grants range from £5,000 to £20,000 and address a ...

by Admin

A further £2 million given out to Grenfell Tower survivors

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

  It has been announced today that a further £2m through our Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund will be made available to Grenfell Tower survivors. To date, surviving families have each received £12,000 from the fund, and this further £13,000 will take the tot...

by Admin

Artists for Grenfell donations made available to survivors

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

  It has been eight weeks since ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ was released. The charity single, with all proceeds going towards those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, was a collaboration between over 50 different artists, organised by Simon Cowell. We are delight...

by Admin

Grenfell Tower update

Friday, 11 August 2017

Since the early days following the Grenfell Tower fire, the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund and The London Community Foundation have distributed public donations for the immediate need to overcome hardship suffered by survivors of this tragedy. We have already distributed £3.2m, ...

by Russell Delew

£1.58 million to Grenfell families from the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund

Thursday, 20 July 2017

  The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund has made a further £1.58 million available to families of Grenfell Tower. Each of the 158 families who escaped the fire will be able to receive £10,000 as of today from the Rugby Portobello Trust (RPT) and the National Zakat ...

by Admin

Further emergency payments for Grenfell families

Friday, 07 July 2017

The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund - in collaboration with The London Community Foundation - has announced further emergency payments of £1,000 to each of the 158 surviving families of the Grenfell Tower fire, as well as another 26 families in and around Grenfell Walk who have b...

by Admin

Over £5 million raised through the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund

Friday, 30 June 2017

  Over £5million has been raised from a combination of public donations and companies towards the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund Grenfell Tower appeal. We are very moved by this incredible outpouring of support for those impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire. We have ...

by Admin

Grenfell: The Long-Term Response

Friday, 30 June 2017

The response to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund Grenfell Tower Emergency Appeal has surpassed all our expectations. Members of the public, corporations and charitable foundations have all been moved to donate. Musicians have come together, with the help of Simon Cowell, to record a...

by Manny Hothi

Guardian Voluntary Sector comment piece

Monday, 26 June 2017

“Community foundations are bridges that people can rely on for support. We help people to invest in local communities where it is most needed. Each foundation has an in-depth understanding of their local area, what the priorities are and how best to address them. Our connections wit...

by Admin

Financial support for those directly impacted by Grenfell Tower fire

Friday, 23 June 2017

  It has been announced today that The London Community Foundation is part of a collaborative effort to provide financial support to those who have been directly impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire. Initial payments of £20,000 will be made available to the next of kin for...

by Admin

Grenfell Tower update

Thursday, 22 June 2017

It has been just over a week since the tragedy at Grenfell Towers and the immediate response and generosity of individuals and businesses from across London, the UK and worldwide, has been truly overwhelming. Over 50,000 individual donations have come through, raising over £4.6 mill...

by Admin

Artists for Grenfell

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London, the record industry came together to record a single for the victims of the disaster. Over 50 artists gave their time and support to make this happen. The song is ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’. Click here to download...

by Admin

Grenfell Tower Appeal update

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Everyone in London and the rest of the UK has been shocked by the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower. Following the news last week, LCF responded quickly and set up a fundraising appeal with the Evening Standard to raise much-needed funds for the residents and their families. So far, t...

by Admin

Free capacity building support in Lambeth - latest dates announced

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

    As part of the Stronger Together capacity building programme, Community Southwark will be running two events this summer: Lambeth Small Groups Network: Volunteer Management: Thursday 22 June 2017, 6-8pm The session will concentrate on finding and managi...

by Donna Yay

Emergency Appeal - Grenfell Fire

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Following the devastating news of one of London’s worst fire disasters overnight at Grenfell Tower in West London, our thoughts go out to all those affected.   As firefighters continue to battle the blaze today, communities are gathering together to support one another at...

by Russell Delew

Building brighter futures across London

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

I am pleased to announce the publication of The London Community Foundation’s first ever Annual Review, which celebrates the incredible work taking place at grassroots level across London. It has been a phenomenal year of achievement for us, the groups we work with, and our support...

by Russell Delew

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

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

We are looking for experienced community representatives to join the Red Nose Day Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund (ESDF) Grants Panel and help represent the views of the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in London. The panel will be held on 21 st July 2017. We believe that loc...

by Thomas Flynn

Shining a light on food poverty in London

Monday, 24 April 2017

One of the aims of The London Community Foundation is to shine a light on the complex issues across London. In a city where so many prosper, it can be easy to forget there are thousands of Londoners who don’t experience this London but another side of London where poverty, isolation...

by Russell Delew

Comic Relief donates £1 million to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund this Red Nose Day

Friday, 24 March 2017

Abegail Kelleher, Sam Purmell and Sam Sesiuk at Ghost Academy, a previous Comic Relief ESDF grant receipient
Abegail Kelleher, Sam Purmell and Sam Sesiuk at Ghost Academy, a previous Comic Relief ESDF grant receipient

Struggling Londoners were given a boost today as Comic Relief handed a £1 million cash bonanza to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund. The £1 million cash injection, to fund grants to charitable groups tackling poverty and social exclusion, takes the total raised by the ...

by Admin

Training dates announced for Lambeth Capacity Building Programme

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

  The London Community Foundation (LCF) is pleased to announce that  Community Southwark  will be delivering a two-year programme of practical support and advice for Lambeth-based voluntary and community organisations as part of LCF’s Lambeth Community Fund, beginn...

by Donna Yay

Stronger Together - Lambeth Capacity Building Programme 2017-19

Friday, 13 January 2017

  The London Community Foundation (LCF) is pleased to announce that Community Southwark will be delivering a two-year programme of practical support and advice for Lambeth-based voluntary and community organisations as part of LCF’s Lambeth Community Fund, beginning Februa...

by Donna Yay