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Funding

Explore our funding themes, available grants and other opportunities

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Charity grants and funding for individual organisations

Discover our funding themes, the available grants and the types of projects we fund.

Support for parents and carers of preschoolers, young victims of gangs and disadvantaged young women

Grants

Support after leaving custody, tackling inequalities in the justice system, and alternatives to custody such as community service

Grants

Support for targeted projects, services and campaigns, and funding to make community spaces more accessible

Grants

Funding climate action in London, and decarbonising charities’ operations and spaces

Grants

Support for innovative and more collaborative ways of working to strengthen civil society and accelerate outcomes

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Funding for infrastructure work to improve charities’ resilience and sustainability

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Increasing Londoner’s access to counselling, psychotherapy and talking therapies

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Health, independence, and social contact for older Londoners

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Improving living standards through advice, support and food distribution for people in crisis

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Projects, services, campaigns and language courses for migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum

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Support for projects and organisations that focus on greening and growing, working with older people, working with Deaf and Disabled people, working with the LGBTQIA+ community, and working with migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Small Grants are for charities with incomes under £200,000

Grants

Support to platform and amplify marginalised voices

Grants

Combating violence against women, modern slavery, trafficking, forced labour and hate crimes

Grants

Long-term, core funding to second-tier organisations that provide support to frontline groups, with the aim of catalysing systemic change. Now closed to Expressions of Interest. A second round of funding will open in 2024.

Grants

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Continuation funding

If your original revenue grant was for less than five years, you can apply for continuation funding to extend its duration up to a total of five years, as long as the project still meets our current funding priorities.

Other available funding opportunities


Social investment

Stepping Stones Fund

A social investment readiness facility for charitable organisations in Greater London. It seeks to provide targeted support in the form of grants and risk finance to test out the viability of different propositions and help de-risk future investment. 

The City Bridge Foundation Social Investment Fund

A £20 million fund to support charitable organisations that want to access funding through social investment. It aims to achieve a positive financial return and demonstrable social benefit.


Funder collaborations

In addition to our traditional grant making, we have a number of strategic initiatives and collaborations that support larger organisations and aim to strengthen the sector. 

These include collaborative funding programmes, research, feasibility studies and conferences, and are often undertaken in partnership with other bodies and organisations.


Funding opportunities from the City of London Corporation

Our trustee, the City of London Corporation, has a strong track record of charitable giving over many centuries. 

The Central Grants Team are responsible for managing the grant-making within the City Corporation and work closely with our funding team, ensuring together we practise philanthropic excellence.

The Central Grants Programme has four funding areas:

  1. Stronger communities
  2. Enjoying green spaces and the natural environment
  3. Inspiring London through culture
  4. Education and employment support