Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (‘Grosvenor’) opened its partnership with The London Community Foundation in 2011, donating £50,000 to support street parties and community celebrations across London marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Grosvenor went on to establish its Living Communities Fund in 2014, improving and supporting the lives of people in Westminster. With an endowment now worth over £1 million, that Fund is deployed to grow young people’s employability; increase wellbeing across a number of demographics; and build community cohesion through effective agency support. It distributes grants totalling around £50,000 a year to grassroots community groups and programmes in South Westminster.
We believe small, grassroots community groups bring about social change in important and effective ways, so we wanted to establish a fund that could support local people to do just that. The expert, insightful team at The London Community Foundation has been critical to bringing our ambitions to life.Emily Hamilton, Sustainability Manager, Grosvenor