Who can apply?

We primarily support small community groups and charities in London. We award grants on behalf of numerous donors through a range of different funding streams managed here at The London Community Foundation.

As a minimum, to apply for a grant from The London Community Foundation, your group must be a constituted organisation with the following in place:

  • At least 3 Trustees, Directors or Management Committee members (If you are a community organisation, you must have this as a minimum. Registered charities and other bodies’ constitutions may allow for less – in this instance, please contact us prior to making an application).
  • A governing document eg. Constitution or memorandum & articles of association.
  • Accounts or a record of income and expenditure for your group, and sound plans for managing your money (if you are a new group you will need to provide a bank statement and a spending plan).
  • A safeguarding policy if you are working with children or young people (under 18) or if you are working with vulnerable adults.

You can apply to more than one grant programme at any time, as long as your organisation is eligible and meets the criteria specific to each programme. Please make sure you read the guidance notes for each programme carefully to ensure your organisation and your project are eligible for support.

The London Community Foundation is continually working to develop and secure new funds for the benefit of community organisations in London, so funds we have available will change throughout the year. Keep up to date by signing up to our newsletter.

Answer the questions below to see if you may be eligible to apply to our grants. If you are unsure whether you are eligible, please do not hesitate to phone us.

Question 1

Are you a constituted group?

Sorry

It doesn't look like you meet our eligibility requirements. You can find tips and advice on where to go next on our resources page.

Congratulations!

You meet our basic eligibility requirements to apply for funding. Check out on 'Available grants' page to see which grants you may be able to apply for.


Your progress:

Question 2

Can you confirm your project does not promote religious or political activities?

Sorry

It doesn't look like you meet our eligibility requirements. You can find tips and advice on where to go next on our resources page.

Congratulations!

You meet our basic eligibility requirements to apply for funding. Check out on 'Available grants' page to see which grants you may be able to apply for.


Your progress:

Question

Can you confirm your group has at least three trustees, directors or Management Committee members?

Sorry

It doesn't look like you meet our eligibility requirements. You can find tips and advice on where to go next on our resources page.

Congratulations!

You meet our basic eligibility requirements to apply for funding. Check out on 'Available grants' page to see which grants you may be able to apply for.


Your progress: