Coronavirus Response funding

London’s grassroots organisations are vital for our communities’ most vulnerable people, now more than ever in the face of COVID19/Coronavirus. We recognise the challenges organisations across London are facing around service, delivery, fundraising and staffing and want to ensure we help and not hinder during this time.

Apply for funding

If you are looking for urgent funding for your charitable organisation, please apply via the London Community Response portal.

About the London Community Response portal

To ensure we can respond to need quickly and reduce pressures on frontline organisations, LCF is working collaboratively with other London funders to provide emergency and response funding during the coronavirus crisis.

All emergency funds coming to or managed by LCF – including the National Emergencies Trust and the London Communities Coronavirus Appeal – are being allocated through this portal. By working with other funders on this portal, we want to support the sector by reducing time spent applying for funds by creating one easy access point. This means if you apply through the portal your application may be assessed by another funder.

This portal, coordinated by London Funders, will be funding organisations in waves – from urgent needs in the short term to larger grants for service transformation costs and ongoing work to support communities, in due course.

Funding currently available:

Crisis response – grants of up to £10,000 to help organisations meet the immediate and urgent needs of their communities. This could include food and essentials to equipment and any additional short-term staff costs. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

If you applied for the first wave of funding, you can still apply for the second wave.

If you have any questions, please contact Please also take a look at this blog which explains the process in a bit more detail and answers some frequently asked questions.

Further information

The London Community Foundation has signed up to the London Funders Funder Statement of Commitments, a series of commitments we, and other funders, have made to support frontline charities and community groups during this crisis. The funding commitments  include listening to changing needs and how LCF can support adapting activities and discussing reporting/monitoring dates for your grant. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with your Programme Manager, phone us at 20 7582 5117 or email

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