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:

Organisations can apply for up to £50k through three new grants streams:

  • Crisis - funding to provide food, essentials and support through crisis.
  • Enable – funding work that helps to prevent difficulties escalating, and that enables people to emerge from crisis.
  • Adapt - funding work that helps groups to restart, adapt or collaborate for the future.

This funding round closed for applications on 5pm on 31 July.

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.