What we do

What we do

Our vision is a strong and diverse civil society, that tackles disadvantage and creates greater equity in London.

We support London-based organisations with crucial funding as well as advice, sharing our knowledge to help improve projects, so they make an even greater impact.

Our grants are typically made to small charities and community groups who understand issues at a local level, but whose existence is generally below the public radar. Grants can address a range of community-related issues such as:

  • Food poverty
  • Isolation
  • Homelessness
  • Domestic abuse
  • Violence affecting young people

Our purpose through good philanthropy, our knowledge and expertise, is to convene donors to invest in charitable organisations working to overcome the issues affecting London.

We’re also here to inform our partners, working with them 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.

Thank you for listening and supporting us to support our community in the way WE know they want to be supported.
Sistah Space, recipient of COVID-19 funding


How we do it

Donor advice

We advise and inform our partners who want to make a difference in the communities where they live and work. We know where their money will have the greatest impact and can connect them with organisations on their doorstep. We direct their giving towards the most pressing needs in the capital.

Grant-making

We use this generous funding to award grants to a wide range of charitable organisations around specific themes, such as violence against women and girls, or mental health support.

Beyond funding

Our model stretches beyond the financial. We strive to make the grant-making process as accessible, supportive and as fair as possible for applicants. We co-design our programmes with our partner organisations and can even provide impact reports to our donors, to show the tangible difference their funding makes to people’s lives.

Since we started out, we've raised over £100 million and committed over £80 million in grants.

Session at IMECE Women's Centre, Canonbury (Photo credit: Tom Donald)
Session at IMECE Women's Centre, Canonbury (Photo credit: Tom Donald)