Getting started

We hope you find these links and tools useful, exploring all aspects of setting up and running an organisation:


When it comes to securing funding, here are some places to check out to get started:

Legal requirements

Full cost recovery

  • Use the Culture Hive guide (opens in new window) for practical tips on how to work out full cost recovery - we can fund this!

Measuring impact

We know how much work goes into measuring the impact of your work, and think you'd also find these tools useful:

LCF grant monitoring form

Here, you'll find guidance on completing our grant monitoring form, a document we ask grantees to complete so we can measure the impact that our grant programmes are having.

Other tools

Marketing and communications

  • Small Charities Coalition have compiled a list of helpful resources, guides and toolkits across marketing and communications (opens in a new window).
  • Media Trust has published a Digital Marketing Strategy webinar series (opens in a new window) and toolkit (opens in a new window).


  • The London Community Foundation logos are available to download here (opens in a new window). These logos are for grantee use only and should be displayed in accordance with the following guidelines:
    • Please do not alter the logo in any way other than resizing
    • Only use the logo files supplied
    • Please use the core logo (white text on red background) where possible
    • If you have any questions about using the logos, please contact our Communications Manager