Deutsche Bank Opportunity Fund

Deutsche Bank has been working with The London Community Foundation to deliver its Small Grants Fund since 2005. Over that time, £744,000 has been awarded to 189 organisations working across the capital to support projects working with older people, as well as projects focusing on health and wellbeing.

This year, Deutsche Bank has decided to shift the focus of the fund to increase its impact on one specific issue – homelessness. Recognising the realities of running a charitable organisation in London, they have decided to concentrate their funding into one specific area, offering multi-year core cost grants. Newham has been chosen as the focus of the fund in this first year, in line with a report released by Shelter in November 2018 which showed that the borough has the highest rates of homelessness in the country, with 1 in 24 people being homeless.[1] There are particularly high rates of insecure housing in the borough, with 4,500 households in Newham living in temporary accommodation, the highest number in London.[2]

The Deutsche Bank Opportunity Fund will offer grants to grassroots organisations working within the borough of Newham.  Please read the following carefully before deciding whether to submit an application. Further information can be found in the Fund Guidelines.

[1] “Homelessness in Great Britain – the numbers behind the story,” Shelter, November 2018.

[2] “London’s Poverty Profile,” Trust for London, 2017.

What's Available

Grants of up to £15,000 per year for two years. It is expected that 3-4 organisations will receive funding.

Fund Criteria

  • Organisations must be working to reduce homelessness or to support those affected by, or at risk of, homelessness.
  • Organisations based and working in Newham.
  • Grants may be used for either project or core costs.
  • Organisations must have had an income of under £250,000 in the last financial year.

How to Apply

To apply to this fund, please read the fund guidelines and application form guidance by clicking on the buttons below or at the top right hand side of the screen and then click on the 'Apply now' button.


Midday on Friday 6th March 2020.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to chat through anything relating to the fund or your application, please contact us on 020 7582 5117 or at