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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to view our January 2015 Ebulletin! Sign up here to receive our monthly ebulletins via email 

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

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

Shine a Light Report Highlights the Importance of Community Foundations in the UK

Friday, 06 December 2013

  Two fifths of adults in London and South East give to local causes but would do more if it were easier to donate to their community. Being more involved in community has seen one in seven (13.9%) in London and South East increase the amount they give to local causes ...

by Lauren Harding

An Interview with Francis Salway, Chairman of The London Community Foundation

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

This interview first appeared in Rathbones Charity Review Autumn 2013, to see it on their website please click here. Having managed an award-winning property fund for Standard Life, Francis Salway joined Land Securities, the FTSE 100 property company,  in 2000 and ...

by Lauren Harding

The London Community Foundation host Corporate Partnerships Workshop

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

  On Friday 15 th November, we hosted the Corporate Partnerships Workshop in collaboration with Voluntary Action Camden and Volunteer Centre Camden. Over 25 people from local charities attended to share best practices in understanding CSR and receive advice on how to make meaning...

by Lauren Harding

Sonal Shah Highly Commended at the 2013 Charity Times Awards as a Rising CEO

Thursday, 17 October 2013

What a night it was! At the 2013 Charity Times Awards last night our CEO Sonal Shah was Highly Commended in the Rising Star CEO category for her leadership and the impact The London Community Foundation has had in communities across London. Sonal has been with the Foundation since 2005...

by Amy Hinrichs

London business urged to help secure nearly £3.7m for local charities

Friday, 27 September 2013

  London could lose £3.7m in match funding opportunities to help tens of thousands of people living and working in London 30 companies giving just £250,00 each would create a legacy of over £11m for the capital London Community Foundation urges the capit...

by Amy Hinrichs

Business Planning and Development workshops from SEDA

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Business Planning and Development Workshops: As part of the Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards (The SEDA) The London Community Foundation, Santander and Social Enterprise UK are working together to offer this exciting training opportunity for social enterprises in ...

by Richard Lemmer

Santander launches 2013 Social Enterprise Development Awards across London

Thursday, 06 June 2013

Santander’s Social Enterprise Development Awards opened on 3 rd June for social enterprises in London seeking a financial boost to help them expand.  The scheme offers London-based social enterprises the opportunity to win funding and business support to help them grow and ...

by Richard Lemmer

Info Workshops - The Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards 2013

Monday, 15 April 2013

Tell your story. The Dragon Awards attract high quality applications from a variety of companies, public bodies and community groups throughout Greater London.  Winners of Dragon Awards receive a highly coveted Dragon Statuette, local and national press coverage and the recognitio...

by Anna Horsley

Surviving Winter wins top PR award

Monday, 25 March 2013

Here’s some good news to beat the Monday blues. Last week at the Hedgehog PR awards, UKCF, our umbrella network, and Linstock Communications, our partner PR company, won the Best Not-For-Profit Campaign of the Year award for Surviving Winter! What did we win? A lovely glass hedgehog...

by Anna Horsley

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

We are now The London Community Foundation

Thursday, 15 December 2011

The Capital Community Foundation today unveiled its new name - The London Community Foundation (LCF) - reflecting the merger earlier in the year with the Thames Community Foundation (TCF). The newly formed entity will continue to address the ever growing needs of the disadvantaged popul...

by Alex Czerniewska

Surviving Winter - the London Appeal

Tuesday, 06 December 2011

Helping vulnerable older people stay safe, warm and happy this winter
Helping vulnerable older people stay safe, warm and happy this winter

Londoners recycle Winter Fuel Payments to help people in need The ‘Surviving Winter’ Appeal is raising money to help vulnerable older Londoners who struggle to stay warm, healthy and happy at winter. The appeal was started by older people who wanted to donate their Winter...

by Alex

We Love London Upate

Thursday, 01 December 2011

The Broom Army - thanks to Andrew Bayles (@lawcol888) for image
The Broom Army - thanks to Andrew Bayles (@lawcol888) for image

More than £130,000 raised to support those affected by the London riots. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported the “We Love London” appeal, which supported those affected in the London riots. Our first grant was made to a couple in Tottenham who lost thei...

by Anna