£4m in 100 days

It is important that in an emergency all Londoners stand together to support our communities and the grass-roots charities that do so much to help the most vulnerable in our society.
Simon and Lynn Dodds

It has now been 100 days since the UK went into lockdown. London itself has become a very different place– no longer the hub of activity we are used to. But lockdown does not mean that London has shut down, in fact, it has been quite the opposite.

Over the last 100 days we’ve committed over £4m to fuel London’s community response to COVID. And the grassroots sector has risen to the challenge with speed, agility and responsiveness. It has been a humbling experience to stand alongside them during this time. Londoners have also shown their incredible generosity by supporting these charities to ensure that this vital work can continue by donating to The London Community Foundation’s (LCF) COVID response work.

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our donors and partners, for their commitment towards this important work taking place across the capital. A special thank you to: NET and UKCF, Grosvenor, MOPAC Wimbledon Foundation, SEGRO, Scotia Gas Network, Fairview Homes, Addleshaw Goddard Charitable Trust, William Grant and Sons, The Three Guineas Trust, The Kestrelman Trust, Bloomberg employees, Union Bancaire Privée, Deutsche Bank, Affinity Water, Robey Warshaw, Bank Of Ireland, Thames Water, Korman Trust, Peabody, Allen & Overy, L&Q Foundation, William Grant and Sons and NLPT.

Robey Warshaw is pleased to contribute to the London Communities Coronavirus Appeal, to support small charities and community groups that are doing so much to help people affected by the ongoing crisis.
Robey Warshaw

Thank you also to LCF’s individual donors – new and longstanding friends – who have collaborated to support our COVID efforts. And to the collaborating funders on the London Community Response portal where LCF is directing its COVID funds. At the times the scale of need has been overwhelming but the sharing the effort has been rewarding.

As Chair of London Funders, I have been inspired by the partnership between so many funders in the Capital coming together behind the London Community Response to Covid-19. London Community Foundation has been a significant contributor to this joint effort and their commitment to serving the capital’s grassroots has shone through during the crisis. The appetite of the LCF team to collaborate and do what’s right for London’s communities and their donors is vital to the crisis response for the charitable sector.
David Farnsworth, Chair, London Funders

The efforts of LCF’s amazing team has meant we have been able to:

  • Support over 330,000 Londoners 
  • Invest in over £1.3 million to help ensure people have food and other emergency supplies
  • Direct nearly 20% of our funding to charities addressing domestic abuse and domestic violence
  • Direct 30% of COVID funds to support BAME-led organisations
  • Support BAME communities with 55% of COVID funds
  • Notify organisations within 5.1 days of us receiving their application whether their application was successful
Your support for our work is greatly appreciated and will help us to continue providing emergency food to the people who are referred to us at the moment. Your donation will help us meet the desperate need of some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
Grant recipient