What we do

Our mission is to help small grassroots organisations grow, by supporting them with crucial funding as well as advice. We believe in sharing our knowledge to help people improve projects, so they make an even greater impact. We work with all kinds of groups - from employment support services to educational centres and homeless shelters, to name just a few.

Our knowledge of London’s communities and the challenges facing them helps us change lives.

We’re here to inform our donors and partners, working in partnership to champion the projects our communities need. This means spotting bright ideas that make a big impact, so we can confidently invest in work that's truly effective.

Receiving support from The London Community Foundation was like receiving an endorsement from London.
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Session at IMECE, Canonbury (Photo credit: Tom Donald)

How we do it

  • We award grants to a wide range of charitable organisations, from constituted community groups to social enterprises and registered charities. In our 22 year history, we've awarded more than £55 million in over 11,500 grants.
  • We strive to make the grant making process as fair, supportive and accessible as possible.
  • We direct giving towards the most pressing needs in the capital.
We have have found LCF to be very supportive and open to small organisations and their ideas.
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