Coronavirus Response funding

If you are looking for urgent funding for your charitable organisation during the coronavirus outbreak, 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 Coronavirus Appeal and the London Communities Coronavirus Appeal – are being allocated through the London Community Response 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 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.